Prosecutors drop sex assault charges against Nederland teacher |

Prosecutors drop sex assault charges against Nederland teacher

NEDERLAND, Colo. (AP) – Prosecutors will not pursue charges against a Nederland preschool teacher who was accused of sexually assaulting a student.

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office said Monday it couldn’t prove the allegations against 38-year-old Kristen Carol Barnett. Barnett was teaching at Over the Rainbow when she was arrested in January after a student’s mother told sheriff’s officials that her child had been touched inappropriately.

Barnett says being accused of a crime against a child was “the most terrible thing anyone can imagine.”

After her arrest, state officials closed the preschool in February but allowed it to reopen later that month.

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