Former teacher at Longmont’s Silver Creek charged with sexual assault in “grooming” case


Kelly Wayne Burns makes his first appearance at the Boulder County Jail on Tuesday in Boulder.

Jeremy Papasso, Staff PhotographerKelly Wayne Burns makes his first appearance at the Boulder County Jail on Tuesday in Boulder.

A former Longmont teacher accused of “grooming” a student before entering into a sexual relationship with her once she graduated has been charged with sexual assault.

Kelly Wayne Burns, 49, was formally charged with sexual assault on a child in a position of trust with a pattern of abuse at a hearing on Thursday.

The charging document reads that Burns “knowingly subjected” the student to “sexual contact and the victim was less than 18 years of age and the defendant was in a position of trust with respect to the victim.”

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The charge, a Class 3 felony, falls under Colorado’s indeterminate sentencing law, which means Burns could face a lifetime in prison if convicted.

Burns was a special education teacher at Silver Creek High School when the victim in the case was a student from 2012 to 2015.

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