A 32-year-old teacher from Franklin High School in Seattle has been arrested and is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student.
“[The victim] reported to me that she has been involved in a consensual sexual relationship with one of her teachers,” the investigating officer wrote in his police report, obtained by The Jason Rantz Show on AM 770 KTTH. “Their intimate relationship began on Feb. 2, 2023.”
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Police said the two communicated through Discord, email, and text message, with the victim stating that more than 3,000 text messages were exchanged between the two, according to officers.
EXCLUSIVE: A 32-year-old Seattle teacher at Franklin HS was arrested last week for allegedly having sex five times with a 16-year-old student.
There are reportedly thousands of text messages between the two and they allegedly had sex in the teacher’s car. /1
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) February 21, 2023
In a court appearance, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (KCPAO) argued there was probable cause for five counts of sexual misconduct with a minor in the first degree and an additional count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. A judge agreed, according to KCPAO spokesperson Casey McNerthney.
KCPAO also argued the bail should be set at $250,000 because they believed the suspect is a threat to the community. The first appearance judge set the bail at $100,000.
Formal charges are expected to be filed soon.