Cherry Creek School District teacher arrested for having alleged sexual relationship with youth services center inmate
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo.– A former teacher who worked at the Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center in Centennial was arrested Thursday.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office says Maggie Christine Stastny, 32, was arrested on the charge of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.
Stastny allegedly had a sexual relationship with an underage inmate at the Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center earlier this year, according to investigators.
Investigators also say Stastny was an employee of the Cherry creek School District and was assigned to teach at the youth services center.
According to documents obtained by FOX31/Colorado’s Own Channel 2, Stastny had a conversation with a former coworker on Facebook and stated “Let’s just say I fu**ed up a bit”. “I definitely slept with him” wrote Stastny about her alleged relationship with the youth services inmate, according to screenshots from the Facebook conversation posted in the arrest affidavit.
Stastny explained the relationship in the probable cause affidavit, saying she gave the underage inmate money and once met him at the Denver Library off Quebec to have sex in May. Stastny says they had sex in a car a few times and in a bathroom at the library once.
The arrest affidavit also states that Stastny worked for several school districts, including: Adams County, Aurora Public Schools, Jefferson County Schools and Cherry Creek School District.
The Cherry Creek School District sent a letter to parents on Friday, reading in part:
Ms. Stastny was notified in April that her contract would not be renewed for reasons unrelated to the matter of the arrest. In May, the district learned of an allegation of inappropriate contact with a student and immediately placed her on administrative leave. We worked with law enforcement throughout their investigation.
As you know, the safety and security of our students and staff is always our highest priority. As always, if you see or hear potentially dangerous behavior or anything that could put students at risk, please report it through our anonymous reporting tool, Safe2Tell. We appreciate your partnership in those critical efforts.
A judge imposed a $25,000 bond for Stastny during her first appearance in court on Friday morning. A protection order will also be placed so that Stastny will not be able to have any contact with the victim.
The sheriff’s office believes there may be other victims. If you have any information, please call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.AlertMe