Arizona teacher’s aid arrested for having sex with 12-year-old

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Tempe, AZ, United States (4E) – A 28-year-old teacher’s aide at a school in Tempe, Arizona has confessed that he had sexual relations with a 12-year-old student, after being taken into custody last week.

According to court documents released Tuesday, George Person who has been working as an instructional aid at Gililland Middle School, has admitted having sex with a 12-year-old.

Police began investigating Person after receiving information from a concerned father that the suspect was having inappropriate conversations with his daughter online.

Person was arrested Friday and investigation has revealed details about some of his alleged victims including a 17-year-old girl who told police she was only 12-years-old when she went to Person’s apartment to have sex.

The girl also told detectives that Person used Facebook to send messages throughout her high school years, to meet him outside of school hours and perform oral sex on him.

Police reports said another victim, a 12-year-old girl, claimed Person rubbed her crotch in the hallway at school, and grabbed her breast during a hug while at school and Person has admitted to the said actions.

A third victim reportedly had intercourse and oral sex with Person when she was 16-year-old and the culprit also sent her pictures of his sex organ.

The document stated that Person comprehensively described his attraction to children and females under the age of 18, telling police that girls who are 13 years of age are easy to talk to, low cost to socialize with, end exciting to be with sexually.

Person faces charges of sexual misconduct with a minor, child molestation, sex abuse, and transmitting obscene materials to minors.

He was removed from his position at the school where he has been working for six years while under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311.

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