Friday, May 23, 2014

Former Elementary School Teacher Turns Himself In On Warrant

Sex Assault On A Child Charges, Warrant Issued For Former Elementary Teacher

Wesley Dane McCabe, 42, of Grand Jct.
Mesa County, Colo. -- Wesley 'Dane' McCabe, 42, of Grand Junction, turned himself into investigators yesterday afternoon immediately following a Judge signing a warrant for his arrest. The warrant charged one count of sexual exploitation of a child (a class 3 felony) and six counts of sexual assault (all misdemeanors).

The alleged sexual incidents reportedly occurred from July to November, 2013. During that time frame, investigators document in the warrant that he was an elementary teacher at Pear Park, in Grand Junction. However, the victim in this case was not an elementary student last year nor an athlete where he was a coach/sports adviser, as was speculated publicly during the investigation.

Dane is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility without bond. It is anticipated he will be arraigned this afternoon and may have a bond amount set at that time. For updates on any inmate in our facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

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