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Former teacher convicted of sexual assault on a child

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director ,
Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:04:00 PM CST
Updated On: Aug 20 2014 07:16:16 PM CDT

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Lee Riddle


A former teacher at Widefield High School was convicted of three counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust Wednesday evening (8/20/14).

Lee Riddle's bond was revoked following the conviction and he was taken into custody.

The 29-year-old will be sentenced on November 10.

Riddle was arrested Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He pleaded not guilty on Monday, February 10, 2014.

The investigation into Riddle began November 15, 2013 when the El Paso County Sheriff's Office received information about a possible sexual assault involving Riddle that happened at the school.

An arrest affidavit obtained by KRDO NewsChannel 13 in January, 2014 said Riddle grabbed the privates of male students during class, saying it was a game. The arrest papers also said Riddle sent inappropriate texts and asked students sexual questions.

Widefield School District 3 said Riddle taught German and sponsored a club volleyball team. He began working at Widefield in 2009.