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KELLER (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Keller have arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting four female students in the Keller Independent School District.
Timothy James Burns, of Arlington, is in the Keller Regional Jail.
Police say Burns was arrested Wednesday after a two-week investigation. Officials are now working to see if Burns had more victims, and are asking parents with children in the district or who live in the area to speak with their kids.
At a press conference Thursday afternoon, police said Burns made contact with the victims through a person on social media. An person described as an “adult teen” allegedly first made contact with Burns and then introduced him to some juvenile friends.
Sources say the four alleged student victims attended different high schools. There are a total of five high schools in the Keller ISD. Administrators with the district have confirmed Burns is not an employee.
The Keller Independent School District issued the following statement:
“Keller ISD is alarmed to learn of the arrest of an Arlington man on felony charges of sexual assault involving high school students. While Keller PD continues its investigation we have confirmed the suspect has never been an employee of the district. Student safety is a top priority in Keller ISD, and we urge parents to talk to their students and notify authorities with any additional information regarding this matter.”
While executing a search warrant, police said they seized several computers seized from Burns’ home. He has been charged with four counts of Sexual Assault of a Child and is being held on a $400,000 bond.
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