El Paso County Crime

Middle school teacher arrested for sexual assault also taught in El Paso Co.

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A teacher at Prairie Middle School was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and is being accused of sexually assaulting multiple people. 

Brian C. Vasquez is a social studies teacher at the middle school and is now facing three counts of sexual assault by a person in a position of trust, and five counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

As of Wednesday, he was placed on administrative leave from the school. 

The Aurora Police Department confirmed at a news conference on Tuesday night that the victims were students at the school. 

A bond of $200,000 has been set for Vasquez. 

He previously student-taught in Widefield School District from August 2006 to December 2006 and was a substitute teacher in the spring of 2007. He was hired at Mesa Ridge High School as a social studies teacher from October 2007-June 2009. 

It is also being reported that Vasquez held a position at the Vasquez San Luis Valley Detention Center, according to our partners at Denver7.

This is still an active investigation. 

The Aurora Police Department is asking that any victims come forward. You can the Department at (303) 739-6050.

For more on this story, visit Denver7's website


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