GREELEY, Colo. — A teacher at a school in Greeley is being investigated for sexual assault after police responded to a report that he was having a relationship with a 16-year-old student.
Christoper Adams-Wenger, 32, was arrested by Greeley Police on Friday.
On Wednesday, a school official at Union Colony Prep School reached out to the department to report that someone had told them a teacher was having a relationship with a student, according to a release from the Greeley Police Department.
While investigating the tip, the release says police were able to find evidence to corroborate it.
They identified a 16-year-old girl at the school as a victim of the crime and arrested Adams-Wenger. He is currently in custody on a $100,000 bond.
Adams-Wenger is listed on the Union Colony Prep School website as a music teacher.
He is facing charges for sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child/pattern of abuse.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. Leslie Schmidt at 970-350-9572.
Union Colony Prep School has students in grades 6-12 and is located at 2000 Clubhouse Drive in Greeley.
Director Jim Anderson says the school released this statement to the Union Colony community Friday afternoon:
"Chris Adams-Wenger, a choir/orchestra teacher at Union Colony Preparatory School, was arrested today, September 6, 2019 by the Greeley Police Department. He is facing a felony criminal charge of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. See C.R.S. § 18-3-405.3.
Mr. Adams-Wenger remains employed at Union Colony but was placed on leave Wednesday, September 4, 2019, after allegations of sexual assault were reported to school administration.
Mr. Adams-Wenger has worked at the Union Colony Preparatory School since August, 2016.
Union Colony Schools and Greeley-Evans School District 6 are working cooperatively with the Greeley Police on this matter.Student safety and security is always the number one priority at Union Colony/District 6. If any student or guardian has information about Mr. Adams-Wenger or allegations that could be shared with the Greeley Police Department, we encourage them to contact Detective Elizabeth Finch at (970) 350-9682. Under state and federal law a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty."
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