Former Littleton educator Michael Camelio arrested on charge of sexual assault on a child

A Highlands Ranch man has been arrested on accusations that he sexually assaulted a child while employed by Littleton Public Schools in the late 1990s.

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A Highlands Ranch man has been arrested on accusations that he sexually assaulted a child while employed by Littleton Public Schools in the late 1990s.

The investigation began after a woman recently came to authorities and said she was assaulted by Michael Camelio, 70, some 20 years ago. Camelio was an educator employed by Powell Middle School at the time of the alleged assaults.

Camelio was principal of Mark Hopkins Elementary School from 1982 to 1988; he taught computer science at Newton Middle School from 1988 to 1995; and he worked at Powell Middle School as an educator from 1995 to 2002, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Camelio also worked as an assistant professor at Regis University from 2002 to 2012, according to the sheriff’s office and the suspect’s LinkedIn page.

Camelio was arrested on Feb. 28 at his home on five counts of sexual assault on a child from someone in a position of trust, according to the sheriff’s office.

There is no indication that the school district was aware of the alleged assaults at the time, according to Julie Brooks, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office has asked anyone with additional information about the crime or Camelio to call Investigator Melinda Schubert at 720-874-4042.

Michael Camelio (Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)

Michael Camelio (Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)