Former school district superintendent arrested

Records indicate he resigned from Sargent Schools

SANFORD — Former school superintendent William Brian Crowther, 61, of Sanford was arrested Monday, March 6, on charges he allegedly committed sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust (class 3 felony) and child abuse.

The Conejos County Sheriff’s office received a report of a possible sexual assault on Feb. 8, involving Crowther. County investigators were immediately assigned to the case according to a press release from the sheriff’s office on Monday.

After an extensive investigation, the case was filed with the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. An arrest warrant was issued for Crowther’s arrest.

Most recently, Crowther was the superintendent of the Sargent School District. He resigned from Sargent last month citing “personal reasons.” The school district named Shelley David as interim superintendent last month. He was also at Centennial School District during his career in education.

This is still an active investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.