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Colorado Bail Increased For Ex-School Official Accused Of Sex Assault

DENVER (AP) - A judge has increased bail for a former New Mexico school administrator facing separate child sexual abuse and assault cases in Colorado.

Denver District Judge Brian Whitney on Thursday set Timothy Jason Martinez's bail at a total of $200,000 and ordered him to wear an ankle monitor.

Whitney expressed surprise that Martinez wasn't previously ordered to wear an ankle monitor.

Bail had been $100,000 total.

Martinez was hired by Albuquerque Public Schools in June but resigned after the charges came to light. He was re-arrested after Colorado officials learned he left the state to take the Albuquerque job, a violation of his bond.

Martinez attended all his court hearings and Colorado authorities didn't realize he had left.

Martinez's lawyer, Leonard Anthony Martinez, says he expects his client to be exonerated.

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