Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jamie Waite Guilty of Forcible Sexual Abuse of a Teen Boy

Jamie Waite, 37-year-old volunteer swim coach at Ben Lomond High School, Utah, has been found guilty of four counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony, for her sexual relationship with a teen boy.

Waite was arrested almost two years ago in March 2011, after a tip off from a friend of waite who claimed the pair were having a relationship. Waite had worked as an unpaid, volunteer assistant swim coach at Ben Lomond for more than four years before her arrest. The alleged victim said he had known Waite since he was a sophomore.

At a party in November 2010 Waite had given vodka shots to 17-year-old boy and they later left to Waite’s apartment with another boy. In the apartment Waite undressed and went to shower, and the teen boy followed her. When the other boy opened bathroom floor he saw swim coach and his friend having sex on the floor. After that first encounter in the teen told that he had sexual relations with his swim coach more than 20 times in December 2010 and January 2011. Their encounters almost always took place when he was supposed to be at school, or before or after swim practice, he said.

Amy Levy, a friend of Waite’s who tipped off police to the relationship, told that Jamie Waite told her in November 2010 about having sex with the teen boy. At the time she didn’t say anything but on Feb. 27, 2011 Waite had told her that the teen had broken off their relationship and she was OK with it because she had been hanging out with another boy from their ward. Waite had gestured toward the teen boys passing out sacrament during church proceedings and at that point Levy decided to told about her friend’s predatory actions to her bishop, who told her she needed to contact police.

Waite faces up to 15 years in prison on each count when she is sentenced April 4.

Swim Coach Jamie Waite Guilty of Forcible Sexual Abuse

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