Former educator charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct

By KBJR News 1

August 6, 2014 Updated Aug 6, 2014 at 12:09 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A former Harbor City International School educator has been charged with a sex crime following an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old student.

50-year-old Christopher Bacigalupo faces a felony count of third degree criminal sexual conduct.

The alleged victim, who is now 22-years-old, told police Bacigalupo was her advisor and counselor at the high school when they began a relationship.

According to the criminal complaint the relationship progressed from kissing to sexual intercourse, according to our partners at the Duluth News Tribune.

That happened after she turned 18 and was attending the College of St. Scholastica where Bacigalupo was working at the time.

He is no longer with the school or the college. A court appearance is set for August 28th.

Newsroom Staff