Former Teacher Convicted For Sexually Assaulting Students

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

A former teacher has been found guilty of sexually assaulting multiple students while employed at Widefield High School.

Lee Riddle was arrested last fall after allegations emerged that he'd inappropriately touched several students. Arrest papers stated that Riddle would hit boys between the legs or give them what's called a "cup check."

A former student told 11 News that just before he graduated, Riddle sent him a friend request on Facebook. The two exchanged a series of messages that started out innocently, but became more personal in nature. The student told 11 News Riddle once asked him about his sexual preference, and invited him to hang out.

Riddle was found guilty Wednesday on charges of sexual assault on a child.

After the verdict was announced, District 3 released the following statement:

"District 3 respects the judicial process and its decisions, and encourages support of all those impacted."

Riddle will now have to register as a sex offender.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 272135801 - kktv.com/a?a=272135801
Gray Television, Inc.