DENVER — The Colorado chapter of the Excessive Faculty Democrats, a youth-based political group, is asking on Denver faculty board member Tay Anderson to resign instantly.
In a press release launched Sunday, the chief board of the Colorado Excessive Faculty Democrats (COHSD) is urging Anderson to step down from his place after “the disturbing, current allegations of sexual assault and harassment of scholars” in opposition to Anderson.
“Director Anderson has misplaced the arrogance of the scholars and households of his faculty district. College students, together with our many members in DPS, shouldn’t should be afraid of certainly one of their faculty board members,” COHSD Chairman Spencer Wilcox mentioned in a press release. “He should resign.”
Anderson is dealing with new allegations after a lady testified final week earlier than a legislative committee a few sexual predator throughout the faculty system who has focused college students, the Denver Post reported.
On Tuesday, Mary-Katherine Brooks Fleming, a mum or dad of three DPS college students, informed the state Home Judiciary Committee there may be “a sexual predator focusing on DPS youngsters” throughout her public testimony in assist of a invoice that might make it simpler for victims to sue establishments who make use of little one sexual abusers.
Brooks Fleming informed the committee 62 individuals had come to her for assist concerning a single particular person, however she didn’t identify that particular person. Their experiences ranged from undesirable touching to “violent acts of rape,” she mentioned.
Denver Public Colleges acknowledged Friday night time that its board and the Denver Police Division are conscious of the brand new sexual assault allegations in opposition to Anderson.
Anderson has been underneath scrutiny after a sexual assault allegation came to light in March. The allegations had been made in February by an nameless lady to Black Lives Matter 5280.
Anderson has denied the BLM 5280 allegations and wrote in a press release in March that, “These allegations are gut-wrenching as a result of I’ve not sexually assaulted anybody.”
Anderson’s legal professional, Christopher Decker, denied the current allegations made final week.
In a press release to The Denver Put up, Decker wrote, “Nothing is worse or extra unacceptable than the hurt attributable to sexual assault upon our kids, or the associated hurt attributable to not believing those that have been victimized on this manner. That is additionally why false assertions of those horrible crimes act to cheapen and diminish its significance. It’s due to these two truths that accountable individuals and organizations should fastidiously examine such inflammatory claims utterly, and with an open and truthful course of.”
The COHSD mentioned in a press release Sunday that, “sexual assault and harassment will not be and won’t be tolerated by our group nor its members.”
As of Sunday, Anderson has not responded to the group’s assertion. The Denver faculty board member had beforehand served because the chairman of the group.