Aurora teacher arrested on allegations of sexual misconduct involving former student in Arizona

Police have arrested an Aurora school teacher wanted in Arizona on several counts of sexual conduct and abuse involving a former student.

Officers arrested Mark Lindrud, 49, on Wednesday. Police said he was teaching at Vista Peak Preparatory school in Aurora and has been placed on administrative leave.

The Aurora Police Department said in a statement that it worked with members of the Oro Valley Police Department. Detectives from the city near Tucson traveled to Aurora to help with the arrest, the Arizona department said in a release.

Lindrud was a teacher at an Oro Valley high school from August 2002 to May 2003, Oro Valley police said. He faces 20 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of sexual abuse of a minor, police said.

Lindrud has worked at more than eight Denver-area schools during his 20 years as a teacher, Aurora police said. The department believes there may be victims of crimes involving Lindrud that haven’t been reported.

Members of the public can report crimes to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

Lindrud is being held on a $1 million bond in the Aurora jail while awaiting extradition to Arizona.


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