Chandler teacher arrested for alleged sexual abuse
Nov 18, 2011
CHANDLER, AZ (KPHO) -
A Chandler teacher is on administrative leave while authorities investigate an alleged sexual assault, according to the Chandler Unified School District.
Chandler Police Detective Seth Tyler said a 16-year-old student reported Richardo Moreno had allegedly inappropriately touched two students, saying Moreno used her hand to touch the breast of another 16-year-old girl while on campus Nov. 9.
Moreno, 51, was arrested Thursday on two counts of sexual abuse.
Moreno is in his first year at Basha High where he teaches sports medicine classes and is an athletic trainer, according to the district.
The district said Moreno had previously worked at other Valley schools and came to Basha well regarded.