Former Aztec High School teacher charged with 20 felony counts of sexual abuse involving student

Former Aztec High School teacher charged with 20 felony counts of sexual abuse involving student

A former Aztec High School teacher has been arrested after being charged with 20 counts of felony sexual abuse involving a minor student in 2017.

Former Aztec High School teacher charged with 20 felony counts of sexual abuse involving student

Elizabeth Vigil, 32, is charged with a total of 23 felony counts, including 12 counts of criminal sexual contact, eight counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and three felony counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to court documents.

The Aztec Police Department issued a press release July 27 stating that the agency received an anonymous report in April of a possible sexual relationship between an AztecHigh School teacher and an underage student in 2017.

Aztec police charged Vigil with molesting and sexually assaulting the minor, according to the news release and court documents.

The charges were filed against Vigil on July 26 in Aztec Magistrate Court. The defendant used to go by the name Elizabeth Kaul while teaching at Aztec High School, according to the press release.

The woman was arrested July 27 in Albuquerque with the assistance of the U.S.Marshals Service and the Department of Homeland Security.

Vigil was not listed as an inmate at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center or the Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center at 5 p.m. on July 27.

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