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UPDATE: Teacher Suspected of Abusing Student Released From Jail

George Severson

UPDATE: Teacher Suspected of Abusing Student Released From Jail

CREATED Aug. 2, 2012

INDIAN WELLS - An elementary school teacher arrested Wednesday following an investigation of sexual abuse of a fourth grade student, was released from jail early Thursday, according to Riverside County Sheriff's jail records.

In July, Sheriff's deputies began investigating allegations of sexual assault on a fourth grade female student at Gerald Ford Elementary School in Indian Wells.

"The investigation revealed additional victims and culminated in the arrest of 59-year-old Robert Keith Bryan," according to a media statement released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department n Wednesday.

Bryan was arrested at his Palm Desert home Wednesday morning and booked into the county jail in Indio on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor and charges of annoy or molest a child, according to Sheriff's deputies.

A public safety official from Desert Sands Unified School District spoke with KMIR6 regarding the incident, saying the district is working with the Sheriff's Office on this investigation.

Stay tuned to KMIR6 News and kmir6.com for further developments.

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