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Mitchell High School employee arrested for sexual assault

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- An employee at a Colorado Springs District 11 high school has been arrested for sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

Colorado Springs Police (CSPD) said their Crimes Against Children Unit was advised in June of a possible sexual assault on a child involving a 16-year-old former Mitchell High School student and an employee.

CSPD said an investigation began and the suspect was identified as Sarah Jones. Through the investigation, probable cause was established to arrest Jones for the previously mentioned crime.

On Aug. 17, a warrant was granted for the arrest of Jones and she subsequently turned herself in.

In a statement issued Thursday, the district said Mitchell High School employee, Sarah Jones is facing "egregious" allegations and criminal charges are being brought against her. The alleged charges violate state statutes and D11 Board of Education policies, according to the district.

According to the D11 website, Jones works for Mitchell High School as a Library Technology Educator and Women's and Men's Swim Coach. Though she has been placed on leave, the Colorado Department of Education lists Jones' Professional Teacher License and Career and Technical Education Authorization as currently active.

The CDE database shows Jones has worked in the state as a teacher with a professional teacher license since August 2014.

In the district's statement, they say its highest priority is the safety and welfare of all students. The district and Mitchell High School administrators are working with the Colorado Springs Police Department during the investigation.

Jone's bond is set at $10,000. She will be in court on August 25.

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