Loveland teacher accused of sex crimes against female student

Gawain Jay Roberts (Loveland Police Department)

Gawain Jay Roberts (Loveland Police Department)

LOVELAND, Colo. – Police have issued an arrest warrant for a teacher who is accused of sex crimes against a 16-year-old female student, and investigators believe there may be more victims.

According to the Loveland Police Department, 35-year-old Gawain Jay Roberts, a former Thomson School District teacher, was charged with sexual exploitation of a child and attempted sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust.

Police said a school resource officer initially gathered information and about the alleged relationship with the teenager, who then told Loveland police.

The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported that Roberts taught a small group of high-school students through the SOARS alternative-education program based at Ferguson High School. Police said one of Roberts’ 16-year-old female students told school administrators that her teacher had taken inappropriate pictures of her, according to the paper.

The Fort Collins-native was with the Thompson School District for six years.