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Colorado middle school staff member arrested, charged with sexual assault of students

A staff member at a Colorado middle school has been arrested and is now facing charges of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Last week, Lakewood police investigators were alerted to multiple complaints by students at Creighton Middle School that a school staff member inappropriately touched them.

Officers arrested 27-year-old Luis Fernando Robles-Luevanos, who was serving as a staff member at the school when he was arrested. He served as a coach and classroom instructor and worked closely with Spanish-speaking families, police say. He is currently being held at the Jefferson County Jail.

Luis Fernando Robles-Luevanos   Lakewood Police Department

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Tracy Dorland and Creighton Principal Nick Kemmer sent a statement to parents Monday to alert them of Robles-Luevanos' arrest.

"Mr. Robles-Luevanos has been on administrative leave since last Thursday, which prohibits him from any contact with Jeffco students, staff and families," the statement read, in part. "He was put on administrative leave after a family in our community came to school and alleged that Mr. Robles-Luevanos had improperly touched two male Creighton students. School staff immediately contacted law enforcement, and the Lakewood Police Department spent all day Thursday at our school conducting an investigation. By 11 p.m. on Friday, Mr. Robles-Luevanos had been arrested."

The school district said it's in the process of terminating Robles-Luevanos' employment.

"It is absolutely unacceptable and heartbreaking to us that a student would be abused or harmed in any way," the statement continued. "Jeffco's Title IX team is working closely with Lakewood PD to extend all available support and resources within the district to victims and their families."

The school is hosting a meeting with the Lakewood Police Department on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 9:15 a.m. in the cafeteria.

"It is important that children understand that adults should never ask them to keep a secret," the statement said. "Let them know that you will always listen to them, believe them and support them."

Detectives think there may be more victims in this case and are asking anyone with information on the suspect or who feels they were a victim to call the Lakewood police tip line at 303-763-6800.

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