A teacher and coach has been arrested in Fort Collins for pattern sexual assault on a juvenile relative.

According to a news release from Fort Collins Police Services, 44-year-old Dean Allen McCollum was arrested Wednesday for abuse spanning between 2001 and 2006 on the following charges:

  • Sexual Assault on a Child, pattern of abuse (Class 3 Felony)
  • Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a position of trust (Class 3 Felony)
  • Aggravated Incest (Class 3 Felony)

McCollum was a teacher at Bauder Elementary School and coach at Mountain Kids Gymnastics in Fort Collins. Police ask anyone who feels they may have been victimized by him to contact Detective Tessa Jakobsson at 970-221-6575.

Charges are simply an accusation by FCPS officers and McCollum must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.