Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Christie Elliot Guilty of aggravated sexual assault with a minor

Christie Elliot, 26-year-old English teacher and cheer squad coach at Empire High School in Vail, Arizona, has pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual assault with a minor.

Elliot was arrested about a year ago in MAy 2010 on allegations of a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student.and was booked into the Pima County jail on charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and sexual conduct with a minor. Victim’s mother found innappropriate messages on his child’s cell phone and reported the messages to the school because it was believed the message were from his English teacher. Some of the messages referred to kissing and the “need to be more careful”. After investigation police concluded that the boy had an inappropriate sexual relationship with his English teacher.

In June 2010 Christie Elliott was arrested again and booked into the Pima County Jail on one count of influencing a witness. Elliott tried to communicate with the 15-year-old victim via a third party, which is a violation of the conditions of her jail release – she tried tried to contact the male student through his classmate in order to offer the boy money. It was alleged that Elliot wanted the boy to change his testimony at an upcoming court hearing.

Source: Arizona teacher pleads guilty sex charge

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