CONEJOS COUNTY, Colo. — The former superintendent of a school district near Monte Vista has been arrested after he was accused of inappropriately touching a child.
William Brian Crowther, 61, was arrested on March 6 and is facing possible charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and child abuse.
Crowther resigned as the superintendent of Sargent School District RE-33J on Feb. 7 for "personal reasons," according to a letter from the board of education.
According to an arrest affidavit, on Feb. 2, the young girl told her mother that Crowther had touched her inappropriately while they were at his house. The girl also said that it had been happening for at least a year.
The affidavit also says that Crowther admitted to the girl's parents that he had touched their daughter after they confronted him about the accusations.
Crowther is scheduled to be in court for a pre-trial conference on March 20.
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