Local Teacher Arrested

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A Wasson high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.
Thirty-three-year-old Gwen Ann Cardozo is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old boy numerous times during the past two months.
Cardozo -- a mother of four -- was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. The felony carries up to six years in prison and fines of 500-thousand dollars.
District 11 Spokeswoman Elaine Naleski says Cardozo resigned from Wasson in March after teaching English for ten years.
According to a police affidavit, a student teacher found two notebooks containing sexually explicit love letters while grading papers for Cardozo in February. Naleski says the district is cooperating with Colorado Springs Police in their investigation.
Cardozo originally denied having a relationship with the boy until threatened with a lie detector test.
Cardozo told police she is separated from her husband.