According to denverpost.com, a former high school teacher was arrested for alleged sexual assault charges against a minor. The 34-year-old man was taken into custody by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office after a former student claimed that she was assaulted in May 2009 and is now pregnant. The suspect has no known prior history of sexual assault in Colorado, and is being held without bail.
The 16-year-old girl who made the allegation is the only student to have reported an assault of any kind so far. Needless to say, the accused teacher was dismissed by Eagle Rock School upon being taken into custody. The school, located in Estes Park, is a private school with a year-round curriculum.
Though in this case there may be evidence that has the potential to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the accused man is in fact the father of the 16-year-old girl’s baby, the circumstances under which the alleged assault took place have yet to be completely confirmed. Whether or not he is declared guilty of sexual assault charges is an issue that the Colorado court system will have to decide.