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Colorado Springs high school band coach arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child

By Debbie Kelley Updated: April 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

David Hurd, a contract band coach, has been arrested on charges of multiple counts of felony sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity, after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student at Air Academy High School.

An El Paso County Sheriff's school resource officer in early February received a tip of a possible inappropriate relationship. An investigation that included interviews and social media reviews led to the sheriff's office to obtain an arrest warrant Friday for Hurd, who lives in the Denver area.

Sheriff's deputies and Aurora police arrested Hurd, 38, April 11. He was booked into the Aurora City Jail on a $50,000 bond. Police also searched his residence.

Hurd was hired last fall as a contract employee as a marching band coach at Air Academy High School and Liberty High School, said Academy School District 20 spokeswoman Nanette Anderson.

A background check at that time came back clear, she said.

"As soon as the allegations came to light and the information was turned over to the sheriff's office, he ceased to be in any of our schools and did not interact with any more of our students," Anderson said. "We're grateful to the sheriff's office to respond so quickly to investigate this thoroughly."

Hurd has contracted with many school districts across the nation, working as a consultant and choreographer with school marching bands.

Because of the nature of the charges and the age of the victim, the sheriff's department said it will not release any additional information.

The sheriff's office is looking for other possible victims. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call 390-5555.

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