SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested Friday for alleged sexual assault charges of a minor.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, 60-year-old Robert Gayle Sr. of Springfield was arrested Friday around 1:00 p.m. on Naismith Street. A school resource officer received information that a victim had allegedly been assaulted several times. Springfield Public Schools confirmed to 22News that Gayle is a STEM teacher and was placed on administrative leave on March 31.

An investigation into the incident over the last several weeks found Gayle suspected of sexual assault charges. Gayle has been charged with:

  • Arrest Warrant
    – Aggravated Statutory Rape of a Child (Four Counts)
    – Indecent Assault & Battery on a Person 14 or Over (Three Counts)
    – Aggravated Indecent Assault & Battery, Under Age 14 (Two Counts)

The Springfield Police Special Victims Unit is investigating the incident.