Timothy Leonard hearing continued to Nov. 3

The disposition hearing in the case of former seventh grade Middlebrook teacher Dr. Timothy Leonard, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Bridgeport Superior Court, has been continued until Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Leonard was charged with risk of injury to a child and fourth-degree sexual assault after being arrested the evening of Feb. 10, when Trumbull police found him with a 14-year-old boy in a Jeep Cherokee in a parking lot on Quarry Road.

Before being statutorily sealed in September, his court files listed not guilty pleas on charges of risk of injury to child, a class C felony; and fourth-degree sexual assault, a class A misdemeanor.

Leonard is represented by an attorney from Maya Murphy, P.C., which has an office in Westport.


Police said during the course of speaking to Leonard and the 14-year-old, it was determined they had engaged in intimate contact while parked in the vehicle.

Leonard told police he met the teen through an online dating app and that he likes college-aged boys. He denied knowing the victim was 14 and said he would not have gotten involved with him if he had known his age.

Leonard was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

Leonard, who also taught at Sacred Heart University, was a teacher at Middlebrook School from 1996 to 2006 and from 2010 until his resignation on June 30 of this year.