Jan 24, 2013 6:06 PM by Connie Murphy

D-20 teacher arrested for alleged sexual assault

Colorado Springs Police arrested an Air Academy High School teacher for the Sexual Assault of a child.

Crimes Against Children Unit was notified by a School Resource Officer about the alleged sexual assault.

Police say after they interviewed the victim, a search warrant was obtained for the residence of 40-year-old Bryan Paul Mertz.

Mertz was transported to CJC and charged with Sexual Assault of a Child by one in a Position of Trust, a class three felony charge.

Due to Mertz's employment as a teacher, he had contact with minors on a regular basis. Police are concerned there may be additional victims.

If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.


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