Colorado Teacher Faces Arrest for Allegedly Contacting Victim

A former Brighton Charter High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student faces arrest after prosecutors allege she contacted the victim.

Carrie McCandless's attorney, M. Trent Trani, told The Denver Post Monday that his client never contacted the victim.

"There's no proof," Trani said. "Certainly at this point, we're denying that that call was made."

McCandless, 30, is charged with sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. McCandless has been free on $20,000 bail, but an arrest warrant was issued after prosecutors on Thursday filed a motion alleging the former teacher contacted the victim two days after both attended a court hearing Jan. 22.

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The former social studies teacher and cheerleading coach is accused of giving a 17-year-old male student alcohol and of having improper contact with him while on a school-sponsored field trip to Estes Park in October.

McCandless is the wife of Brighton Charter High School Principal Chris McCandless. Prosecutors last week reportedly offered McCandless a plea deal. It was unclear how the latest allegations would affect that.