Former Littleton Schools, Regis educator charged with sexually assaulting minor in late '90s

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – A former teacher and principal for Littleton Public Schools who also worked as an assistant professor at Regis University faces child sexual assault charges stemming from incidents that allegedly happened in the late 1990s.

Michael Camelio, 70, was arrested Tuesday on five counts of sexual assault on a child – position of trust.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office says a woman recently came forward to report she was allegedly assaulted as a minor. Court documents show the alleged assaults happened between July 1996 and February 1998 and that the victim was aged 15-18 at the time.

The court clerk told Denver7 the arrest affidavit for Camelio is sealed and can't be released.

Camelio worked in various positions within Little Public Schools from 1982 to 2002. He served as the director of education and principal of Mark Hopkins Elementary from 1982 to 1988, then taught computer science at Newton Middle School from 1988 to 1995.

He then moved to Powell Middle School, where he taught until 2002.

That year, he left the district for a job at Regis University. A 2013-14 faculty booklet shows Camelio was employed as an assistant professor at the university’s School of Education, though his LinkedIn page says he left the university in 2012.

Camelio’s LinkedIn page says he was a consultant and owner at Littleton-based Creatively Affordable Marketing from 2012 to the present day.

A protection order was granted against Camelio in the case on Wednesday as he made his initial court appearance.

His next court appearance is set for April 5. The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the alleged crime or any other incidents involving Camelio to contact Investigator Melinda Schubert at 720-874-4042.

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