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Former Peoria area teacher arrested in Colorado for sexual assault

(WEEK) — A former Peoria area teacher has been arrested in Colorado for alleged sexual assault involving a child at Union Colony Prep School.

Greeley Colorado police arrested 32-year-old Chris Adams-Wenger September 6 for sexual assault by a person of trust.

Dunlap Community Unit School District 323 confirmed Adams-Wenger worked for in the district for five years. 

A Peoria Public Schools spokesperson said Adams-Wenger worked at Charter Oak from 2010-2011.

Officials said he was an orchestra teacher at Dunlap Valley, Dunlap Grade School and Ridgeview from 2011-2016. The district stated he resigned when his wife accepted a job in Colorado.

According to CBS4 in Denver, Adams-Wenger was listed as a music teacher on the Union Colony Prep School website on September 7, but as of September 10, his name and photo have been removed.

Adams-Wenger will appear in court Wednesday for a filing of his charges.

Drew Veskauf

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