Posted: Jan 24, 2013 4:06 PM by Connie Murphy
Updated: Jan 24, 2013 8:27 PM
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.