Denver school board member charged with assaulting 60 students

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22-year-old Denver school board member is accused of sexually abusing more than 60 undocumented students – but he calls the allegations ‘baseless’ and ‘false’

  • Tay Anderson, 22, revealed this week that he will no longer perform day-to-day tasks associated with the administration of Denver Public Schools in light of the allegations
  • The allegations were made at a Colorado Legislative Commission hearing last week, when a woman testified that there was a sexual predator in the school system.
  • Anderson was not named by the woman, but the Denver school board and police later admitted they were targeting him hem
  • He has been under investigation by the school district since April on a single charge of sexual assault
  • He says all allegations against him are “baseless” and “false”

A Colorado school board member resigns while an investigation is underway after he was accused of sexually abusing 60 undocumented students.

Tay Anderson, 22, revealed this week that he will no longer perform day-to-day duties associated with the administration of Denver Public Schools in light of the allegations, which he has denied.

The allegations were made at a Colorado Legislative Committee hearing last week when a woman testified that a sexual predator in the school system was targeting students.

Anderson was not named by the woman, but the Denver school board and police later admitted they were aware of the allegations against him. Denver Post reports.

Tay Anderson, 22, revealed this week that he will no longer hold mundane positions associated with the administration of Denver Public Schools in light of the

Tay Anderson, 22, revealed this week that he will no longer hold mundane positions associated with the administration of Denver Public Schools in light of the “baseless” allegations made against him.

Anderson, who has been under investigation by the district since April on a single charge of sexual assault, says all allegations against him are “baseless” and “false.”

“These baseless false accusations have caused a lot of trauma throughout our district and our students deserve better,” Anderson said in a statement.

“These false claims have put my family and I in danger and now, as a father and son, I must first protect those I love… Therefore, I will relinquish day-to-day directorships until the completion of the independent investigation.

“I am confident that the ongoing investigation will prove what I have said from day one and that I have never sexually assaulted anyone.”

Anderson was named the winner of the Colorado Democratic Party’s Rising Star Award last year.

The latest allegations came to light during the Colorado House Judiciary Committee hearing, which focused on a bill that would make it easier for victims to take legal action against institutions that employ child molesters.

Parent Mary-Katherine Brooks Fleming testified at the hearing that a “sexual predator” was targeting young college students.

She testified that 62 alleged victims had come to her for help after being assaulted by a person ranging from rape to unwanted touching.

Anderson, who has been under investigation by the district for a single assault charge since April, says all the allegations against him are

Anderson, who has been under investigation by the district for a single assault charge since April, says all the allegations against him are “baseless” and “false.”

Anderson was named winner of the Colorado Democratic Party Party's Rising Star Award last year jaar

Anderson was declared the winner of the Colorado Democratic Party's Rising Star 2020

Anderson received the Colorado Democratic Party’s Rising Star Award last year

Brooks Fleming said 61 of the alleged victims were either undocumented migrants or part of the Deferred Action for the Arrival of Children program.

“Those who came to my house had no health insurance, couldn’t afford emergency care, and even if they could, they wanted to avoid mandatory reporters for fear that such interaction could put their families at risk,” she said.

“It’s horrifying to realize that someone had preyed on these children, knowing their silence was guaranteed.”

Brooks Flemming did not name the alleged attacker.

After the hearing, the Board of Education confirmed that the charges were against Anderson.

The board was notified this week of testimony at the Colorado Capitol and was later told the charges were directed against director Tay Anderson. The Denver Police Department is also aware of these allegations,” a spokesperson said.

Police said they spoke to Brooks Flemming about her testimony, but did not hear from any of the alleged victims.

Anderson has been under investigation by the school district since April over a separate sexual assault claim.

That allegation came to light after the local Black Lives Matter branch released a statement saying that a woman had come to them in February and claimed she had been assaulted by him.

The school board has hired an outside law firm to investigate the allegations and it is still ongoing.

Anderson has been under investigation by the school district since April over a separate sexual assault claim.  He is pictured above with other board members

Anderson has been under investigation by the school district since April over a separate sexual assault claim. He is pictured above with other board members

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