Colorado Springs teacher facing child sex assault charges employed in multiple school districts

 Armando Grez.  Photo courtesy El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Armando Grez. Photo courtesy El Paso County Sheriff's Office (KKTV)
Published: Jun. 6, 2019 at 1:53 PM MDT
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A Colorado Springs high school teacher is facing child sex assault charges.

Colorado Springs Police say 27-year-old Armando Grez was arrested after an investigation that started in May. The police department adds Grez works at Mitchell High School which is a D11 school in Colorado Springs. 11 News learned he was also a former assistant tennis coach at Palmer Ridge High School.

Grez is facing felony charges for sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

Police are asking anyone with information to call investigators at 719-444-7000.

The following was sent to parents and guardians of School District 38 students:

Under Colorado law, section, 22-1-130 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.), Lewis-Palmer School District is obligated to inform you that a former assistant tennis coach, Armando Grez, who was employed at Palmer Ridge High School from January 31, 2019 to April 27, 2019 (the end of season), has been charged with a felony involving unlawful sexual behavior, as defined in C.R.S. 18-3-405.3 (1) (2)(b). These charges appear to stem from this person’s employment in another school district. This notification is to be made within two days of the person having had or having waived a preliminary hearing. The District is also obligated to remind all that under state and federal law, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Anyone having any information regarding any alleged crimes in this should contact the Colorado Springs Police Department. Lewis-Palmer School District is not able to provide further comments as this is an ongoing police matter.

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