LINCOLN COUNTY, Colo. – Documents released Monday are shedding new light on allegations of sex assault by a school superintendent in Lincoln County.
Kenneth Cody Weber, 36, is accused of sexually assaulting at least two underage girls while he was a teacher in Limon. The Karval School District superintendent was arrested Wednesday.
According to an arrest affidavit, the victims were assaulted on multiple occasions beginning in 2009. A second victim came forward to say she was assaulted up until Aug. 2015. The girls apparently babysat for Weber.
The affidavit reveals that Weber repeatedly assaulted the victims at his home and during alleged class trips in Colorado and out of state. He allegedly also provided the victims alcohol. On one occasion, the victim told police she was so drunk that she didn’t “remember how or when [the assault] happened.”
Weber told the victims their encounters were a “hush hush” thing, the affidavit reads. He told one of the alleged victims that he would “kill himself” if anyone found out. One of the victims told police that she felt “dirty because of it,” and kept a diary of the encounters.
When police confronted Weber about the allegations, he told them the girls did babysit his children on several occasions but nothing sexual ever occurred.
He told investigators, “Unless you can have sex through a hug there is absolutely no possibility of that.”
The arrest is the talk of the town among parents and students in Limon, and in tiny Karval, where Weber was hired as superintendent last June.
Shortly after Weber's arrest, the district sent a note to parents saying the Superintendent had been placed on administrative leave and that the school doors would now be locked.
"Our students and staff are our top priority," Karval School Board President Kenny Yoder told Denver7.
In Limon, Weber taught Agricultural Science and was very involved in the local chapter of the F.F.A.
"He was a good teacher," one parent told Denver7. "I'm shocked."
Weber was released from the Lincoln County Jail after posting a $100,000 bond.
He is due back in court on December 13.
Karval is located 75 miles east of Colorado Springs and 45 miles south of Limon. Karval RE-23 consists of a small PK-12 campus school with an enrollment of approximately 48 students.