Fort Collins teacher, coach accused of sexually assaulting juvenile relative

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- An elementary school teacher and gymnastics coach is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile relative over a period of five years, the Fort Collins Police Department said Wednesday.

Dean Allen McCollum, 44, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Larimer County Jail, police said.

The abuse reportedly occurred between approximately 2001 and 2006, police said in a statement.

McCollum faces charges of sexual assault on a child (pattern of abuse), sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and aggravated incest.

McCollum has worked as a teacher at Bauder Elementary School and a coach at Mountain Kids Gymnastics in Fort Collins, police said.

Anyone who feels they might have been victimized by him is encouraged to call police 970-221-6575.