65-year-old teacher accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old student

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a teacher in the Hanover school district has been arrested for sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

Fernando Ornelas, 65, is being held at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on $25,000 bond.

The sheriff's office says that this investigation began after it received a tip from an administrator at the Hanover School District about a possible sexual assault on a child involving a teacher. Investigators say the alleged abuse happened at one of the schools in the district.

Ornelas is listed as a music teacher on the Hanover Junior/Senior High School web site.

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