Harrison School District 2 elementary school teacher arrested on sexual assault charges

Centennial teaches at Otero Elementary

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A Harrison School District 2 teacher is under arrest for several charges related to a pattern of sexual assault of a teenager.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said it was first notified of the allegations on April 8, and started an investigation immediately. They reportedly found that Carmen Centennial, 39, had sexual contact with a teenage girl on several occasions between December 2012 and March 2013.

Centennial is a teacher at Otero Elementary School. He is being held on $10,000 bond on the charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse, both felonies. He is also facing misdemeanor sexual assault.

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