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February 06, 2008

Gym Teacher at Jake and Jarrett's School Arrested for Molestation

Creepy Stuff but fortunately, I don't think we have a lot to worry about with the boys:

A Desert Edge High School girls' coach has been arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with one of her students over the past year, Goodyear police said Tuesday.

Basketball and volleyball coach Susan Jayne Anderson, 28, was arrested Monday night at her home in Goodyear's Estrella community, police said. She is accused of carrying on an ongoing sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl she coached, police said.

"We believe that this started when the student was 15," said John Rowan, a police spokesman.

A probable cause statement filed Monday with the Estrella Mountain Justice Court shows Anderson told police she "chose and targeted" the victim because of the girl's low self-esteem.

According to the document:

• Police found phone records that showed the suspect and the victim were having daily, hourlong talks and had exchanged "thousands" of text messages since December. They were also communicating via the social networking Web site

• The victim reported the suspect had taken her home after sporting events and practices, and that they had kissed up to four times on those occasions.

• The victim told police she had sexual contact with the suspect on Jan..20 at the coach's home.

Anderson had coached for Goodyear's Desert Edge since 2004 and passed a background check when she was hired, according to Eleanor Andersen, an Agua Fria Union High School spokeswoman.

Anderson also is a first-year fitness teacher at Centerra Mirage Elementary School in Goodyear, said Cathy Stafford, superintendent for the Avondale Elementary School district.

Damn dude. So uncool. We got a letter home today about a gym teacher being arrested for sexual abuse or molestation or whatever they are going to call it in this case. Freakin' pervs seek out kids with low self esteem. Long chats on the phone in the middle of the night. Text messages. Myspace... I feel bad for the girl involved. I hope she gets some counselling and this piece of trash spends some time getting a little love from the ladies at a local penal institution. Maybe she can coach the prison volleyball team.

Posted by Justin at February 6, 2008 12:33 AM


wow an all-female situation? So unusual.

Posted by: Caroline at February 8, 2008 12:01 PM