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Former teacher at Overland Trail Middle School in Brighton charged with sexually assaulting students

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Posted at 2:16 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 16:29:20-04

BRIGHTON, Colo. – A former teacher at Overland Trail Middle School has been charged with sexually assaulting two young girls who were students of his.

Rory Seeman, 33, faces two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and two counts of sexual assault on a child. The first two charges are third-degree felonies and the latter two are fourth-degree felonies.

Seeman was a computer skills teacher at the middle school. According to 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young, the alleged assaults happened last year between August and November.

The girls, aged 11 and 12, were in his class, the district attorney’s office said.

Seeman was formally advised of his charges Wednesday in an Adams County courtroom, and a preliminary hearing is set for Friday.

A LinkedIn profile of Seeman's indicates he started with District 27J in August and spent five years with Fargo Public Schools in North Dakota before that.

School District 27J issued a statement saying Seeman was put on administrative leave in January after the accusations were first made, and he resigned from the district May 18.

“District officials have spoken to all parties involved in this matter and conducted their own investigation of the accusations brought forward. The District will continue to work in cooperation with the DA’s office until this matter is resolved,” the district said, in part, in a statement. “School District 27J is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment for all students and staff members.”

Further information about the case was not released by the district attorney’s office.