A Denver school-board member is facing allegations that he sexually assaulted 62 students — nearly all of them undocumented immigrants, according to a report.
Tay Anderson, 22, who has staunchly denied the accusations, announced this weekend that he would step away from his board duties pending an independent investigation.
Denver parent Mary-Katherine Fleming, who works with sex-crime victims, had told state legislators last week that 62 students confided in her that Anderson subjected them to a range of unwanted sex acts ranging from forcible touching to “violent” rape. His youngest reported alleged victim was 14.
Fleming, who did not name Anderson at the time, testified that all but one of the victims was either an undocumented immigrant or enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
According to the Denver Post, the school board later acknowledged that the allegations were levied against Anderson.
Tay Anderson faces 62 allegations of sexual assault against his students with one alleged