El Paso County high school teacher faces sexual assault charges
CSPD charged high school teacher Roger Thomas French, Jr. on Jan. 9, 2014 with sexual assault against a minor. (Photo: CSPD)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Mesa Ridge High School teacher was charged with sexual assault against a female student Thursday, said the Colorado Springs Police Department.
On Wednesday, an official from El Paso County Sheriff’s Office informed police of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student. After an investigation by the Crimes Against Children Unit, police charged Roger Thomas French, Jr., 31, with sexual assault against a minor.
Detectives said this appears to be an isolated incident. However, they added that they will continue to investigate to make sure there are no additional victims.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 719-444-7000.