Witness testifies against teacher accused in sex assault

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Former teacher John Vasquez is accused of abusing a 7-year-old student at Blazier Elementary School in Southeast Austin.

Police say Vasquez sexually assaulted the student several times between January and March 2011. A witness took the stand Wednesday morning. The child development worker says the student complained to her about Vasquez’s assaults.

The former teacher says he is innocent.

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