Middle school administrators face charges after 'SUSPENDING 14-year-old girl who said her teacher sexually assaulted her and pressuring her to drop her claims because it would ruin his career'

Mail Online | 1/13/2018 | Abigail Miller For Dailymail.com
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Three middle school administrators in Colorado are now facing charges for allegedly ignoring a student's claims that a teacher sexually assaulted her.

Prairie Middle School social studies teacher Brian Vasquez was arrested in August 2017 and charged with 31 counts of sex assault after being accused of sending nude photos and physically abusing students over several years, according ABC 13.

Arrest - Indictment - Student - School - Principal

The arrest and subsequent indictment revealed that when a 14-year-old student in 2013 told the school's Principal David Gonzales and Assistant Principal AJ MacIntosh that Vasquez had assaulted her they ignored her and then suspended her from school for several days.

The victim's name hasn't been released due to the age the student was when she was allegedly assaulted.

Indictment - Wednesday - Vasquez - Student - Meeting

According to the indictment, handed down on Wednesday, Vasquez heard that the student was saying he sexually assaulted her, so he asked for a private meeting.

In the meeting he allegedly discussed the 'devastating effects her disclosure would have on his career and family.'

Student - MacIntosh - Gonzales - Sentiment - Disclosure

When the student then met with MacIntosh and Gonzales, they repeated that sentiment and urged her to 'recant her disclosure of sexual abuse by Vasquez.'

In the meeting and after being pressured from all sides, the victim eventually said she'd made the allegations up - and was suspended from school for several days.

August - Vasquez - Assault - Police - Girl

After he was arrested in August Vasquez eventually admitted to the sexual assault, telling police that the girl's...
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