A Colorado high school teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student she was coaching, while threatening him not to resist her advances.
Sarah Porter, 24, was arrested and charged with sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust and sexual exploitation of children/pornography/obscene material after the student reported the alleged assault through an anonymous reporting system known as Safe2Tell, according to a statement from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
The student reported that Porter, who served as an assistant volleyball and track coach, had kissed him in an office with the lights off, according to arrest documents obtained by The Denver Post.
The alleged inappropriate behavior began when Porter started sending messages and images to the student over Snapchat. The student would later tell authorities Porter, who taught Spanish at the school since 2018, sent photos of herself naked and videos of herself masturbating to the 16-year-old.
She later cornered the student in the office and forced herself on him. He said she threatened him if he resisted her advances, but the pair was interrupted by a message from the coach.
The head track coach confronted Porter about the allegations and she allegedly admitted to sending revealing photos of herself in a tank top to the student in question, the documents said.
A clinical social worker also reported that Porter had told her that the pair “did everything leading to” sex, but never had sex.
Porter was arrested and booked on a no-bond hold Friday, KDVR reports.
Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert addressed the allegations in a letter sent to staff at Arapahoe High School, informing employees that Porter had been placed on administrative leave and would not be returning to the district.
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