Arvada High School assistant principal arrested for sexual assault of student www.privateofficer.com
Arvada CO Aug 28 2011 An assistant principal at Arvada High School has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female student.
Anthony Alvarez, 40, was arrested Thursday on two counts of suspicion of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, said Arvada police spokeswoman Susan Medina.
Alvarez has worked for Jefferson County Public Schools since 2000. According to court records, Alvarez has known the girl, now 15, since she was a seventh-grader at Everitt Middle School, where he was a teacher until 2008. He has been at Arvada High since 2008.
Alvarez has been suspended from his job, district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer said.
Alvarez turned himself in at the urging of his wife, who overheard a “sexually explicit” phone conversation between the suspect and the student, according to an arrest affidavit.
Sexually explicit messages between the pair were also found on Alvarez’s Facebook page, according to court records.
The girl told investigators she had a “relationship” with Alvarez for the past six to eight months. According to the affidavit, the girl said she had sexual contact with Alvarez on Aug. 9 inside his car in a movie theater parking lot.
In court Friday, Alvarez’s bail was set at $5,000, and he was ordered not to have contact with the victim or anyone else under the age of 18.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.