Bryan Paul Mertz, Air Force Academy, Colorado (arrested Jan 2013)

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    Bryan Paul Mertz, 40, science teacher at Air Academy High School, Academy School District 20, Air Force Academy, Colorado, "allegedly having sexual contact with a minor"

    Colorado Springs Gazette: High school teacher faces sex charge: Police say there may be other victims (Jan 24 2013)

    Bryan Paul Mertz, 40, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, a felony, police said in a news release ... The arrest was the result of an investigation by the department's Special Victims Section – Crimes Against Children Unit, which was contacted by a school resource officer from the high school, police said.

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    Colorado Connection: Air Academy HS teacher accused of sexually assaulting minor (Jan 24 2013)

    Bryan Paul Mertz an Air Academy High School science teacher, was charged with Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust. The charges came after a search warrant was issued, and police arrested Mertz at his home. Police said the Special Victims Section - Crime against Children Unit was first notified by a resource officer about a possible sexual offense involving a District 20 high school teacher. The SRO received information about the assault from a student.
     
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    KOAA: D-20 teacher arrested for alleged sexual assault (Jan 24 2013)

    Police say after they interviewed the victim, a search warrant was obtained for the residence of 40-year-old Bryan Paul Mertz. Mertz was transported to CJC and charged with Sexual Assault of a Child by one in a Position of Trust, a class three felony charge.
     
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    KOAA: Students weigh in on Air Academy High School teacher's arrest, accused of sexual assault (Jan 24 2013)

    40-year-old Mertz was arrested Wednesday night at his home after police interviewed an alleged victim; they say someone tipped off a school resource officer saying Mertz allegedly had sexual contact with a minor. Mertz is facing felony charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. News 5 talked with a current student in Mertz's class at Air Academy High; she wanted to remain anonymous but says Mertz acted more like a kid than a teacher. She said he would frequently gossip about students and pick favorites, and hung out more with the kids than the school staff.
     
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    KKTV: Air Academy High School Teacher Arrested (Jan 24 2013)

    Bryan Paul Mertz, 40, was arrested on charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. Colorado Springs police say a school resource officer was told about a sexual offense involving a high school teacher. When police interviewed the alleged victim, they got a search warrant for the suspect's house.
     
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    KWGN: Colo. Springs H.S. teacher accused of sexual assault on a child (Jan 24 2013)

    Police say Air Academy High School teacher Bryan Mertz, 40, was arrested after police executed a search warrant at his home and an interview with the victim. A school resource officer first notified investigators about a possible sexual offense involving a teacher.
     
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    The Denver Channel: Air Academy High School teacher arrested in sex assault case involving minor: Bryan Paul Mertz identified by police (Jan 24 2013)

    Police said Bryan Paul Mertz was arrested and his home searched for evidence after an interview with an alleged victim. Mertz was charged with felony sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, according to police. The investigation began when the Special Victims Section - Crimes against Children Unit of the police department was contacted by a school resource officer about allegations of a sexual offense involving a high school teacher, according to the police department. District 20 officials cooperated with law enforcement in the investigation.
     
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    All Voices: Air Academy High School teacher arrested on sex assault charges (Jan 24 2013)

    Bryan Paul Mertz was taken into custody on Thursday after a school resource officer was alerted concerning a sexual offense involving a teacher. Investigators obtained a warrant to conduct a search of Mertz's home after interviewing the alleged victim. Mertz was subsequently arrested.
     
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    I'd suggest reading the whole article ...

    KOAA: Court documents detail alleged relationship between Air Academy High School teacher and student (Jan 25 2013)

    Detectives with the Crimes against Children Unit took over the case and interview the student that she had been close to Mertz since September 2012 when she started to spend time with him out of class and they began communicating via text and email. She told investigators that their relationship began last October when both Mertz and the student texted each other saying that they "liked" one another. The girl also said she considered dropping Mertz's Anatomy/Physiology class because of her feelings for him.

    On Nov. 20 the student said she and Mertz shared their "first passionate kiss" at Monument Valley Park and kissing became more frequent after that. In the following weeks she said they started hanging out at Mertz's home on the 500-block of Autumn Crest Circle and on Dec. 6 they said that they loved each other.

    Over the past few weeks the student said Mertz started touching her inappropriately. They spent the weekend of Jan. 18 together at Mertz's home engaging in multiple "make-out" sessions, stargazing and Mertz drew a portrait of her on a sketch pad. That weekend they also went to the Tinseltown Movie Theater to see a movie where other students spotted them.
     
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    KRDO: UPDATE: District 20 high school teacher arrested, admits wrongdoing: Bryan Paul Mertz, 40, facing charge of child sexual assault (Jan 25 2013)

    Court documents indicate the relationship began shortly after the girl confessed having feelings for Mertz, and said she wanted to drop his class. Police reported both the girl and Mertz admitted to going multiple dates and "making out." The two having sex, however, is never mentioned in court records. When police asked Mertz why the relationship happened, court records indicate he said it was a stupid decision, and, "he liked the attention."
     
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    KKTV: Air Academy High School Teacher Arrested (Jan 25 2013)

    Bryan Paul Mertz, 40, was arrested on charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. Colorado Springs police say a school resource officer was told about a sexual offense involving a high school teacher. When police interviewed the alleged victim, they got a search warrant for the suspect's house.