COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - There were red flags that could have kept a coach accused of child sex crimes from working in several southern Colorado school districts.
11 News first reported Keean Davis is facing charges for sexually assaulting teenagers. Prosecutors say the teens were given drugs and then they were raped.
Now 11 Call For Action has uncovered documents that show a pattern of violating school policies.
The documents 11 News obtained paint a picture of a school employee with a history of dishonesty and allegations of inappropriate conduct with students.
Davis was a teacher's aide, cheer coach and campus security guard.
Now he's accused of drugging and raping teens he met through working at Sand Creek High School in District 49.
11 News learned from his arrest papers that Davis was fired from Sand Creek after "multiple allegations of misconduct." After learning he'd worked in other Colorado schools, 11 Call For Action requested documentation to find out if there was more trouble in his past.
First, only District 8 Fountain-Fort Carson granted our request under Colorado's open records law. Documents show Davis was fired when -- only after he'd already started working there -- the district discovered he'd been involved in a, quote, "minor" sexual abuse incident from 2003.
We went back to the other school districts 11, 2, and 49. This time with a lawyer. Again we requested his personnel files.
Here's what 11 News discovered:
-Two admitted theft cases
-An alleged lie about his credentials so another district would hire him
-A, quote, "alarmingly high number of incidents" at Sand Creek High School that included "rubbing student's shoulders, talking to them on Snapchat, and pulling them out of class without permission."
All the districts told 11 News they did proper background checks before hiring Davis. He's currently in jail waiting for a hearing in January.
A mother of a young accuser told 11 News she is furious that Davis was able to get jobs where he worked with children at several schools regardless of the red flags.
"I want to know how he can go from school, to school, to school, different districts, different districts, different districts ... I think the school districts need to come together and communicate with each other," the mother said. 11 News is not reporting her name to protect the identity of her son.
We reached out to school board members at these districts to ask them if anything needs to change. Should school districts share personnel files of employees who leave? Also, should there be stricter background checks? We're still waiting to hear back.