Legal News From Leadville Today
Leadville Teacher Arrested on Sexual Assault
According to a press release distributed by Lake County Public Information Officer Betty Benson the following information has been distributed to media outlets concerning the arrest of a Leadville school teacher, the charges filed, and the school district letter to parents. The Lake County School District does not intend to provide more information than the letters posted below.
The charges are:
- Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust (F3)
- Sexual assault on a child (F4)
- Unlawful Sexual Contact (M1)
- Child Abuse (M1)
“Since this involves a minor,” the noticed stated, “care is being taken to protect such minor as well as to not harm the investigation. Documents are on file with the Court. We would ask that you respect the process and the school’s desire to protect children and not seek further information from them.”
FREE Legal Assistance April 11
Colorado’s 5th Judicial District, which includes Leadville and Lake County is offering legal resources and assistance to couples and families representing themselves in family law matters during an event at the Eagle County Justice Center from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
A variety of professional services will be available at no cost.
They include a parenting class from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to fulfill requirements in domestic-relations cases.
Additional full services will begin at 2 p.m. to include:
- counselors to help create a parenting plan
- mediation services
- attorneys to assist in legal based questions
- Legal Aid services including information on financial aid
- assistance in completing domestic-relations court forms.
Parents with children are asked to make child-care arrangements; services will not be available to people who bring children to the event. Spanish interpretation will be available for all services.
For more information, please contact Family Court Facilitator Laurie Mactavish at 970-328-8566. The Eagle County Justice Center is located at 885 Chambers Ave. in Eagle, Colo.