Robert Henry Gordon Sexually Abused Child: Sheriff

Robert Henry Gordon (Sheriff of El Paso County

Robert Henry Gordon (El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)

A 58-year-old church music teacher and former Colorado school bus driver has been arrested for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

Robert Henry Gordon was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with one count of sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust, sexual assault of a child, unlawful sexual contact and incitement to a child, authorities said.

The arrest took place just days after law enforcement was notified. According to a press release from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation into Gordon began on April 10. Authorities say the parents of the alleged 14-year-old victim were going through their son’s cellphone when they came across ‘inappropriate text messages’. between their child and the suspect.

The parents immediately contacted the sheriff’s office, who dispatched a patrol deputy to jot down the initial report. This report was passed on to detectives from EPCSO’s Special Victims Unit, who conducted their own investigation into the allegations, including having the alleged victim sit down for a forensic interview regarding his contact with Gordon.

SVU detectives placed Gordon under arrest Thursday morning and transported him to the sheriff’s office, where he was questioned about the allegations. Following the interview, Gordon was taken to the El Paso County Jail on the charges.

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