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Gazette Premium Content Ellicott teacher facing child sex assault charges

photo - Leveda Green (Photo from Leveda Green's Facebook page) + caption
Leveda Green (Photo from Leveda Green's Facebook page)
By Jakob Rodgers Updated: March 21, 2014 at 7:04 pm

The latest case in a string of teachers, aids and coaches facing sex crimes across El Paso County involves a teacher's assistant accused of having sex with a student she referred to as her "future husband."

Leveda Green, who abruptly resigned from Elliott High School early last year when the allegations surfaced, is scheduled to appear before a judge May 12 for a disposition hearing.

She marks the second Elliott School District 22 employee to face child sex charges in less than three years - the other included Stefanie Dickinson, a school board member who received probation after being accused of seducing one teen and sending sexually explicit text messages to another.

Green's arrest in February also brings the number of El Paso County school districts grappling with child sex crime arrests since December to six.

Whether that stat represents a spike or the status quo for teacher arrests remains unknown. The Colorado Department of Education keeps no records on the number of teachers accused of sexual improprieties, nor do a host of other agencies including the U.S. Department of Education.

Green, 41, remains free on $10,000 bond after waiving an evidentiary hearing in which prosecutors would have detailed allegations of sex assault on a child by one in a position of trust, according to court documents.

A teacher reported seeing Green - a paraprofessional who helped teachers around the school - hold hands with a sophomore on Jan. 22, 2013, while the teen's class watched a movie, according to Green's arrest affidavit.

A day later, Green abruptly resigned from her job when the principal told her of a pending investigation.

When asked by the principal about the report, the teen said that he and Green were just friends, the affidavit said.

But Facebook messages discovered by the boy's parents suggested otherwise.

During a two-month span, Green and the boy allegedly exchanged messages that included the phrase "I love you," the affidavit said.

When pressed by sheriff's deputies in April 2013, the boy said he twice had sex with Green - once in her car "in the middle of nowhere" while she still worked at the school, and another time after she resigned, according to the affidavit.

Deputies also searched the boy's phone, and found several text messages.

Two months after resigning, deputies allege that Green texted the boy "I miss u so bad that my heart hearts!!"

"I love u so so much!" she continued, according to the affidavit. "U are my super amazing, sweet, loving, caring, and sexy future husband!! I want to be with u for ever and ever!!"

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