Former El Paso County teacher accused of child sexual assault on students

Brian Vasquez
Brian Vasquez / Aurora Police Deparment

AURORA, Colo. — A man who used to teach in two El Paso County school districts has been accused of sexual assault on students.

Aurora police are asking any other possible victims or anyone with information to come forward as the investigation continues.

Police say 34-year-old Brian Vasquez, who was most recently a social studies teacher at Prairie Middle School in Aurora, was arrested Tuesday on three counts of sexual assault on a child by a person of trust and five counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

This happened after Aurora police received a report pertaining to allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct involving Vasquez and underage students.

Vasquez has been placed on administrative leave by the Cherry Creek School District.

Brian Vasquez
Brian Vasquez / Aurora Police Department

In El Paso County, Vasquez was previously employed with Harrison School District 2 and Widefield School District 3.

Police say because there may be additional victims, Vasquez’s full work history has been released by the Cherry Creek School District:

  • August 2011 to present: Social Studies Teacher (7th and 8th grade) at Prairie Middle School
  • Oct. 2012 to Jan. 2017: Destination Imagination Coach at Prairie Middle School
  • August 2009 to June 2011: Teacher at Mountain vista Community school in Harrison School District 2 (7th grade Geography and 8th grade U.S. History)
  • October 2007 to June 2009: Social studies teacher at Mesa Ridge High School in Widefield School District 3
  • April 2007 to October 2007: Substitute Teacher in Widefield School District 3 (grades 6th-12th, all subject areas)
  • May 2006 to December 2006: Student Teacher at Janitell High School in Widefield School District 3 (7th grade Geography, 8th grade U.S. History)
  • April 2004 to April 2006: Youth Worker at the San Luis Valley Youth Detention Center in Alamosa, Colorado

If you have any information regarding this investigation, you are asked to call the Crimes Against Children Tip Line at 303-739-6164.

UPDATE (August 23, 2017): This story has been updated with more information about Vasquez’s employment with Widefield School District 3.

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