Robbinsdale school employee charges with sexually assaulting student

A 41-year-old man faces 3rd-degree sexual assault charges after he allegedly had sex with a high school student while working for the Robbinsdale school district.

Tajreed Rich Sr. was charged Tuesday and is being held in the Hennepin County Jail.

Robbinsdale Police Capt. Jim Franzen said Rich was arrested on Friday after the 17-year-old student's father called police.

"The female victim is a student at Cooper High School and the suspect in this assault also works there as a hall monitor, and has some other side jobs as a tutor and works with the football team," Franzen said.

Robbinsdale School District officials say Rich was fired Monday. He worked at the school for more than two years.

The school district sent out emails and phone messages alerting families to the arrest.

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