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Warrant Details Events That Led To New Canaan Youth Leader's Arrest

An arrest warrant for former youth group leader Andrew Barer revealed eyewitness accounts of the incident that prompted his arrest.
An arrest warrant for former youth group leader Andrew Barer revealed eyewitness accounts of the incident that prompted his arrest. Photo Credit: File

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- A warrant obtained by the New Canaan Advertiser offers a detailed account of the events that led to the arrest of Weston resident and New Canaan Outback youth group leader Andrew Barer .

While speaking with students at Saxe Middle School on Jan. 15 about the Outback Teen Center, Barer made inappropriate and lewd comments, the New Canaan Advertiser said.

Several students who were interviewed independently corroborated similar versions of the comments Barer made to the boys in the cafeteria, including a group of girls at a nearby table, the New Canaan Advertiser said.

Barer told a different story, however, saying he called one of the students a "genius" while one of the students said he called him a "penis," according to the New Canaan Advertiser.

Barer has been charged with second-degree breach of peace and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, March 12.

Click here to read the full New Canaan Advertiser story.

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