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Cherry Creek school leaders accused of failing to report child sex assault will face March hearing – The Denver Post

Advisement hearings for three Cherry Creek school leaders accused of failing to properly report claims of sexual assault by a teacher on a 14-year-old student were re-set on Tuesday for early March.

Prairie Middle School assistant principal Adrienne Macintosh and principal David Gonzales were named in an indictment issued earlier this month. Also named was Cheryl Somers-Wegienka, a former Prairie Middle School counselor.

All three are facing a misdemeanor count of failure to report suspected child abuse. A March 2 hearing was set for Somers-Wegienka and a March 5 hearing is scheduled for  Macintosh and Gonzales.

Former Prairie Middle School teacher Brian Vasquez has been charged with a total of 31 counts in connection with accusations that he sexually assaulted five students, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. All of the alleged crimes were committed between Jan. 1, 2013, and Aug. 21, 2017, the complaint said.

Brian Vasquez

Aurora Police Department

Brian Vasquez

According to an indictment, the student said MacIntosh pressured her “to recant her disclosure of sexual abuse by Vasquez.” It also says school personnel notified Vasquez of the allegations who later met with the victim to “impress upon her the devastating effects her disclosure would have on his career and family.” The student was later suspended.

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