The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 55-year-old James Thomure, a social studies teacher for Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado. Thomure, a Centennial resident, was taken into custody on Tuesday on the suspicion of sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust. Currently, Thomure is being held at the Douglas County Detention Facility on $20,000 bail.

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Although details of the allegations against Thomure have not been released, the sheriff’s office has initiated an investigation into the matter that is still ongoing. Concerned parents were notified of the incident by Douglas County High School Principal Tony Kappas via email and reassured of their children’s safety. Thomure has been on administrative leave since the investigation began, according to Kappas.

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Anyone with information regarding the case or who believes they may be a victim can contact Detective Sara Clay at [email protected].

You can read the full Douglas County Sheriff press release below:

Douglas County High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault on a Child

On June 18, 2024, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 55-year-old James Thomure of Centennial for sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. Thomure is a teacher at Douglas County High School.
Thomure was transported to the Douglas County Detention Facility, where he is currently being held on a $20,000 bond. A charge is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have information regarding this case or who believes they or someone they know might also be a victim of Thomure to contact Detective Clay at [email protected].
This is still an active and ongoing investigation. No further information will be released at this time.

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