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Catholic school teacher accused of sexually assaulting student during tutoring session

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- A local teacher is on leave. He's accused of sexually assaulting a former student. She came forward six years after it happened.

The fourth grade teacher faces 60 years in prison after a former student went to police. She was 13 at the time of the assault.

The teacher has been identified as Kevin Buelow, 45, and he's charged with sexually assaulting one of his students during the summer of 2012.

The criminal complaint says he fondled her on a couch during a tutoring session in the St. Matthias School basement, multiple times.

It goes on to say, during one incident, while he was touching her, he stated the victim felt like his child, who was a baby at the time

The victim told some friends and her mother about what happened.

Other former students say Buelow spanked them, put his hands up a girl's skirt, and touched and made comments about another's bra strap.

Buelow no longer works at St. Matthias. He started teaching at New Berlin's Holy Apostles School in 2013.

Neither school would comment, but the local Archdiocese says they have an extensive hiring practice, including safe-environment training, and a background check, and they had no indication this had taken place.

Today, a letter was sent to parents at both schools.

CBS 58 spoke with parents at Holy Apostles School, where Buelow was put on administrative leave on Tuesday when he was arrested.

No one would go on camera, but some said they were thankful that the school was quick and transparent about the issue.

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