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Sexual Assault on a Child

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 4:45 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]


On Wednesday evening, January 8, 2014, a School Resource Officer with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office informed CSPD of an allegation of an inappropriate relationship between a Mesa Ridge High School teacher and a female student.


While Mesa Ridge High School is in the county’s jurisdiction, the alleged assault occurred in the city’s jurisdiction which is why CSPD completed the investigation.


Following an investigation conducted today by our Crimes Against Children Unit, probable cause was established to charge the teacher. 


Mr. Roger Thomas French Jr., [11.28.1982] has been charged with Sexual Assault on a Child By One in a Position of Trust.


Detectives believe this is an isolated incident but they are continuing their investigation to ensure there are no additional victims.


Note: Mr. French has not been transported to CJC at this time, therefore a photo is not available.