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High School Boys Basketball Coach Arrested After Being Accused Of Having Relationship With Student
The coach has since been terminated.
An employee of Gooding High School in Gooding, Idaho, was arrested on Friday night after facing charges of felony sexual battery, according to KMVT. Investigations began on Wednesday after it was reported that 26-year-old Ann Kuroki was accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student.
Kuroki is classified as an "at will" employee at the school, and internal documents list her as a JV boys basketball coach. Gooding Police Chief, Dave Fisher, said that Kuroki's employment at the school has already been terminated and that an internal investigation has been launched. A meeting of the school's board lists the subject as a topic to be discussed in a meeting that will occur on Tuesday, according to KMVT.
Kuroki's arraignment is scheduled for Monday. It is unclear at this time if she has an attorney who can speak on her behalf.
According to Kuroki's Instagram page (which has since been made private), she had moved to Idaho in early 2017 after living in California.
“Moving here 6 months ago has been the most mentally challenging transition I’ve had to make coming from a completely different life/lifestyle in California. But the lessons I’ve learned and blessings I’ve received let me know that I’m right where I’m supposed to be; no matter how temporary," she wrote on the page.
[Photo: Gooding Police Department, Instagram]