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Former Santa Fe teacher found guilty on 1 of 3 counts of sexual contact

Former Santa Fe teacher found guilty on 1 of 3 counts of sexual contact

Joshua Panas
October 30, 2018 03:26 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A former Santa Fe art teacher was convicted of one of three counts of criminal sexual contact stemming from accusations by former students that he inappropriately touched them during class.

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Aaron Dean Chavez was charged with three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 for three incidents that occurred while he was a teacher at Santo Nino Regional Catholic School.

Chavez denies inappropriately touching his students.

District Attorney Marco Serna says a Santa Fe County jury Monday was deadlocked on two of the counts.

Chavez was convicted of the more serious of the crimes, unclothed contact with a 6-year-old girl who testified that while she was in Chavez' first-grade class in 2016 he tucked her shirt into her underwear, touching her genitals and buttocks under her clothes.

Chavez is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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