When you find someone in a position of power and they use that power to do bad things it makes the crime even worse.

It’s disheartening to find out that earlier this week a Colorado teacher was placed under arrest on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student at a Mancos, Colo. high school.

The disturbing details come from the Durango Herald regarding the suspect, 28-year-old Armando Lee-Martinez a first-year teacher in Mancos. Lee-Martinez is facing a four felony charge for the alleged crime.

How the Investigation Began Regarding the Teacher Who is Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Student

Law enforcement first heard of the “teacher and student relationship" and began an investigation on Wednesday, April 14 which led them to Lee-Martinez.

Lee-Martinez was employed at Mancos High School as the school’s Spanish teacher for all students in grades 9-12.

There was enough evidence to find that a crime had been committed and Lee-Martines was taken into custody by the Mancos Marshal’s Office.

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What Charges Will Armando Lee-Martinez be Facing in the Case Regarding Sexually Assaulting a Student?

These are very serious charges and could mean some lengthy prison sentence if convinced on all four felony charges which include:

  • Sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust as part of a pattern of abuse, a Class 3 felony.
  • Sex assault on a child victim age 15-17 by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony.
  • Sexual exploitation of children, induce or entice, a Class 3 felony.
  • Tampering with physical evidence, a Class 6 felony.

We will let you know what happens as this case continues.

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