A 24-year-old Colorado teacher’s aide has been accused of sexual relations with, and sending nude photos to a 14-year-old student, while also sharing intimate contact with a sixth grader.
The Greeley Tribune reports Jerica Enriquez waived her right to a preliminary hearing Monday as her council continues to negotiate with the Weld County District Attorney’s office. Enriquez, a former teacher’s aide at Jefferson Junior High School in Greeley, was arrested Sunday on charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, obscenity to a minor, and enticement of a child.
The charges stem from two separate incidents dating from 2015 to 2016. According to the affidavit for her arrest, the latter incident occurred in the fall of 2016 and involved Enriquez allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old student and later sending him a nude photo of herself, as well as an image of a negative pregnancy test.
In the previous incident, around Christmas 2015, Enriquez kissed a student at a separate middle school and offered him sex. The student was reportedly weirded out and told police he wanted her to stop talking to him.
The boy told prosecutors she later offered him a ride home, even though he had one, and sent him photos of herself naked and in a bra and panties.
Enriquez, represented by her attorney Jim Merson, has yet to enter a plea in either case.
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