DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public School Board Principal Tay Anderson faces another allegation of sexual assault. Anderson has been under investigation since April for a previous allegation of sexual assault.
Anderson denied the charges and Denver Police told CBS4 that no report had been filed.
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Earlier this week, Mary Brooks Fleming, mother of three from the Denver Public School District, testified at a state legislature legislative committee, claiming that an individual from the district was sexually assaulting and targeting more than 60 children. She did not name the individual.
Fleming testified that some of the children were violently raped by the employee and in some cases he was asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement.
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“People came to my house asking for medical care. One of them was only 14 years old and needed stitches. A total of 61 high school students and one recent graduate turned to me for help, ”Fleming said. “Sixty-two victims as young as 14! Sixty-one were undocumented or dreaming. They were all so afraid of this one man.
The DPS School Board released a statement Friday night saying it had been made aware of the charges against Anderson and that Denver Police were also aware of the allegations. Police investigators spoke with Fleming about his comments, but did not hear any victims.
Anderson was elected to the board in 2019. He released his own statement saying in part, “These allegations are troubling and need to be investigated. We need to make sure that Denver’s public schools are a safe space for all students, and we need to build systems in our district that continually protect our students from any possibility of harm while in our care.
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Anderson’s attorney has yet to respond to a request for comment from CBS4.