ABQ teacher charged with sexual contact of a minor

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A middle school teacher in Albuquerque has been arrested for allegedly touching a young student sexually.

Police say Kenneth Jehle inappropriately touched a 13-year-old student multiple times over the past few months at Taft Middle School.

According to a criminal complaint, one of the incidents happened in front of another student.

Jehle was still jailed Thursday night, charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor.

He’s being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.

Albuquerque Public Schools has placed Jehle on leave until the investigation is complete.