Teacher’s Aide Accused Of Sex Assault Also A Youth Baseball Coach

CBS Denver

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DENVER (CBS4) – A teacher’s aide accused of sexually assaulting a student at Valdez Elementary School in Denver is also a founding board member and coach for the Denver Pirates Youth Baseball League.

The manager of the league and a fellow coach told CBS4 that news Matt Melendez’s arrest was a surprise. That league in North Denver is not in season right now but it has suspended Melendez during the investigation.

Jessica Buckley, Valdez’s principal, sent a letter to parents Friday informing them Melendez was being investigated and would not be in the school when students returned to class Monday.

Jose Valdez Elementary School is located at 2525 West 29th Ave.

An arrest affidavit states Melendez had been investigated for a similar allegation in April 2012 but no charges were filed because prosecutors did not believe they could get a conviction.

That same document says…

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