Education assistant accused of inappropriate relationship with a student in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - An educational assistant in Colorado Springs is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Benjamin Wikerson is an employee at Coronado High School.

A school resource officer contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit Tuesday to report the relationship, investigators said.

The police department started a criminal investigation and officials said they determined there had been an inappropriate relationship between the two.

Wilkerson was taken into police custody Tuesday evening and was transported to the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.

He is facing a charge of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.