Gilbert Teacher Pleads Not Guilty In Sexual Offense Charge
Article from AZCentral
“A teacher in Gilbert pleaded not-guilty on Monday to having sex with one his students in April, according to Maricopa County Superior Court. Andrew James Teaters, 29 of Mesa, was accused of three counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of sexual abuse after he admitted to police that he had sex with one of his 17-year-old students in his classroom, according to police officials.
Teaters told detectives he had sexual intercourse with the student and fondled her at Gilbert Early College. According to a court document, police began investigating Teaters after they received an anonymous tip in June that he had sex with the 17-year-old.
The girl told police that the relationship was mutual and that she willingly had sex with Teaters. However, in Arizona, state law prohibits sexual acts with those 18 years old or younger. Teaters’ next court hearing is scheduled for August 22.”
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