Substitute teacher arrested for child molestation in Buckeye

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(Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

A substitute teacher was arrested in Buckeye on Friday for child molestation.

According to the Buckeye Police Department, 28-year-old Brian Scritchfield of Litchfield Park was arrested on one count of child molestation and two counts of aggravated assault of a minor.

[PDF: Original police report on 28-year-old Brian Scritchfield]

Buckeye PD responded to Westpark Elementary after school officials reported that two girls had been inappropriately touched.

Detectives interviewed the two victims, a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl. 

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One of the victims told investigators that Scritchfield had touched her genitals and both said he had touched their hair, neck and back. 

Scritchfield was employed by a temporary agency which was contracted by the school district, Buckeye police said. 

[WATCH RAW VIDEO: Brian Scritchfield's initial court appearance]

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information is urged to call 623-349-6400.

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