JeffCo Schools' IT Chief Accused In Internet Sting
Police Say Donald Jenkins Arranged To Meet Boy
6:06 AM, Mar 20, 2009
The chief information officer for Jefferson County Schools was arrested following an Internet sting, accused of trying to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex.Donald Jenkins, 49, was taken into custody for attempted sexual assault on a child, Internet luring of a child and enticement.Jenkins was arrested Thursday night at East 2nd Avenue and South Sable Boulevard, where he had arranged to meet with a 14-year-old boy, Aurora police said.The 14-year-old was actually an uncover detective who had been exchanging explicit e-mails with Jenkins over the past several days, Aurora police Detective Shannon Lucy said."This is devastating news for us on so many levels," said Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. "Accusations like these violate our organizational values and our mission of protecting children."As chief of the IT department, he worked with computers and networking and did not interact with children in his job, school administrators said.Jenkins has been an employee of Jefferson County Schools since 1999 and became chief information officer in 2007, said Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Lynn Setzer."We have asked for his resignation effective immediately," Setzer said.Jenkins was taken to the Aurora City Jail and released after posting a $50,000 bond."Jeffco Schools is fully cooperating with the Aurora Police Department in its investigation of Jenkins. Because it is an active investigation, school district officials will not have any further comments at this time," the school district said in a news release.Anyone with further information on this case is asked to contact Detective Chris Fanning at 303-739-6096.