Wes Specht: Sex assault bust for "Wild Man" Alameda High coach, 3 staffers put on leave

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Update below: At least six teachers and coaches were busted on sexually related charges in these parts last year, and 2011's already brought the story of Courtney Bowles, found naked on top of a student in a car. But the arrest of Alameda High basketball coach Wes Specht on similar allegations is still shocking -- because it appears his coital relationship with a student was an open secret.

That's the implication from reports that three Jefferson County School District employees have also been put on administrative leave in relation to the case, allegedly because they had knowledge of Specht's illicit boink-festing and didn't do anything about it.

Could Specht have been given what appears to be a crazy amount of latitude because he was something of a celebrity, albeit on a pretty small time level? After all, he was a member of the Colorado Kings, a team in the American Basketball Association, where he earned the nickname "Wild Man." The team, which has suspended Specht, raced to pull down his profile from its website, but a Google cache leads us to the page in question, featuring a video of young female fan going apeshit after getting Specht's autograph:

Also included: A photo of Specht in uniform, with a big Jesus tattoo on his upper arm:

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Wes Specht in action, as it were.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by 9News, Specht's actions weren't especially holy in regard to the aforementioned student, with whom he's said to have gotten nasty at a public park, in addition to his house and that of his parents.

The affidavit traces the investigation that led to Specht's arrest on charges of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a pattern-of-behavior count, and child sexual exploitation to a remark made by the school secretary to Alameda's principal. The gist: How does this creep still have a job when the student he's nailing isn't exactly keeping their horizontal activities a secret?

As a contract employee, and with basketball season over, Specht isn't currently an employee of the school district, and he's unlikely to become one in the future given his past rap sheet; 9News notes that he has prior arrests for felony theft and driving while impaired.

Wild Man, indeed.

Update, 8:54 a.m.: Was Specht even wilder than previously thought? Twice as wild, according to the Lakewood Police Department, which is handling his case. In investigating Specht's dalliances with a student, LPD personnel have learned that he was allegedly shtupping another Alameda High student beginning in late 2010 and continuing into this year.

This info will be presented to the district attorney's office, presumably to add more charges to Specht's already hefty collection. And given his prolific nature, as it were, there's no guarantee more students won't come forward to tell stories of ballin' that have nothing to do with on-the-court action.

Look below to see a larger version of Specht's mug shot and a 9News report:

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Wes Specht.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Courtney Bowles, teacher who got naked with student, cops a plea: No jail time possible?"

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Betty Aldworth
Betty Aldworth

Michael, I hate to nitpick, but I think that instead of "with whom he's said to have gotten nasty..." you might have meant "upon whom he's said to have gotten rapey."

bubsis
bubsis

Its not rape if they r both willing idiot

Eric
Eric

Depends on the age, idiot!

solar_satellite
solar_satellite

I don't see this as an opportunity to inveigh against Prohibition.

Absent evidence of physical or psychological harm done to minors, no useful purpose is served by imposing long prison terms on the Spechts of this world, nor is anyone safer by attaching the label of "sex offender" to them. Debar Mr. Specht from supervision of minors, don't blow another $250,000 we don't have to penalize behavior which may have been enjoyed by all concerned. I do not suggest that we should condone the conduct alleged, but it is a conundrum that as the age of menarche has dropped, minors have become more sexually active, and society has become increasingly sexually permissive in general, that we should schizophrenically insist all the louder that all sex between those eighteen years of age or older and any minor is terribly depraved , and that punishment of it must ever be ratcheted uo..

Rev. B Baker
Rev. B Baker

sounds like denver needs to fucus on their cops, teachers, coaches, and DARE officers, as YOUR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY BEING RUINED BY DISPENSARIES AND MMJ, IS NO OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY BUT A BUNCH OF DISGUSTING BLASPHEMOUS IGNORANT FOOLS, GOING AROUND HARASSING THE SICK AND DYING FOR GROWING POT, WHILE YOUR TEACHERS, COPS, DARE OFFICERS, AND ETC. MOLEST AND DESTROY YOUR CHILDREN, WAKE UP YOU IGNORANT GREENIES AND FOCUS OB THE REAL PROBLEMS WITH THE DENVER AREA..... THIS MAJOR EPIDEMIC OF ALL THE POLICE AND LOW LIFE CRIMINALS RUNNING THE AREA'S POLICE, SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT.

Caley McDonald
Caley McDonald

I find it amsing that you want to blame something like this on Medical Marijuana. That is as ignorant as I have ever heard. Why dont you think about what you said for a minute and then go ahead and erase it because you sound like a complete idiot. Hmmmm, Medical Marijuana and A basketball coach having sex with a student. Sounds like similar cases to me man. Great observation...

Boulder Med Cannabis
Boulder Med Cannabis

you are so worried about mmj and ignoring the real, unrelated problems. how much time our legislature and law enforcement waste on a weed. none of this has anything to do with mmj.

perhaps satan has distracted you. I am almost sure he's sitting on your caps lock key.

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