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Former Colorado teacher arrested on multiple child sex crime charges

Posted at 11:11 AM, Nov 20, 2019

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – A former teacher who worked for two school districts in northern Colorado was arrested last week on suspicion of multiple child sex crimes, a spokesperson with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Tuesday.

Daniel Gerschitz Fleishman, 38, was arrested on Nov. 15 following a month-long investigation by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division, which had received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

During a search warrant of his home, deputies seized several computers and cell phones which led to his arrest, officials with the sheriff’s department said in a news release.

Fleishman, who was booked into the Larimer County Jail, was booked on the following charges:

Sexual exploitation of a child – production of child abuse material, sexual exploitation of a child – possession of more than 20 images of child abusive materials, sexual exploitation of a child – possession of more than one video of child abusive material; unlawful electronic sexual communications by one in a position of trust; sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust; and invasion of privacy for sexual gratification.

Deputies said some of the allegations happened while Fleishman was working for two northern Colorado districts: Poudre Schools, in which he worked as a substitute teacher from 2008 to 2016, and the Thompson School District, where he was also a substitute teacher from 2009 to 2016. Investigators said Fleishman was a full-time teacher at Thompson from 2016-2018.

Anyone who may have information about Fleishman’s alleged crimes is asked to call the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office investigator Justin Atwood at (970) 498-5143 or Crime Stoppers at (970) 221-6868. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a crash reward.

This story was originally published by Óscar Contreras at KMGH.