Former Phoenix Teacher Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

On Thursday, authorities arrested a former Phoenix high school English teacher on child molestation charges.

Aude Odeh, 35, who resigned from his position last month, was charged with one count of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of child molestation, according to court documents.

Odeh allegedly engaged in sexual relations with a 17-year-old student at Barry Goldwater High School in June 2015.

In addition, the victim has insinuated that Odeh had sex with two other students.

The Deer Valley Unified School District Governing Board accepted Odeh’s resignation from Barry Goldwater High School on April 13.

Odeh has taught at the high school for six years and was with the district’s online program this school year, was placed on leave March 24 pending the investigation.

The district has a policy prohibiting employees from communicating online with students or engaging in “peer-like activity.”

The district was forced to take action after a 2017 Goldwater graduate posted a Twitter thread detailing her experiences and those of other female students, along with screenshots of messages.

The former student said Odeh was never her teacher, but he started contacting her online when she was 16 years old.

Bond for Odeh was set at $25,000 and a preliminary hearing will be held Friday.

 


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