Tucson substitute teacher allegedly touched female students inappropriately

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson police announced the arrest of a substitute teacher accused of inappropriately touching female students.

Officers were dispatched Monday to Rivera Elementary School.

Tucson Police Department Child Sexual Abuse Detectives interviewed six female students who told police the teacher had touched each of them on their backsides.

Sexual assault detectives contacted the substitute, identified as 66-year-old Carl Peak.

After interviewing Peak, he was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail on six misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Tucson City Court officials said Tuesday that Peak had not yet been assigned a public defender for his case.

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