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A former Peoria Unified School District teacher has admitted to engaging in sexual conduct with an underage student.
Brian Woolsey pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
When he is sentenced, Woolsey will face no less than five years in prison and lifetime probation, as per a plea agreement. He will have to register as a sex offender upon his release.
Police say Woolsey was a geometry teacher and softball and soccer coach at Sunrise Mountain High School in January 2010 when he began having sexual relations with a 15-year-old student.
Police allege in court records that these sexual acts occurred in multiple places, including at their residences, on school grounds and in multiple vehicles across Maricopa County.
Documents say the sexual relationship continued for three years until the teen ended it in January 2013. According to police, the teen filed a delayed report of sexual abuse with the Peoria Police Department in 2015 that spelled out 15 specific incidents of sexual misconduct between her and Woolsey.
Court documents detail that, in August 2010, Woolsey’s wife found a video on the family’s desktop computer of the teen performing a sex act on her husband. The teen told police that the wife told her not to say anything about that encounter.
The teen also said the wife, Jennifer Woolsey, reportedly did not know of any encounters before or after that, police records show.
The Woolseys were arrested during a traffic stop in Surprise in 2015, he on suspicion of sex crimes and she on suspicion of failure to report his conduct to authorities.
No charges were filed against Jennifer Woolsey. The couple has since divorced.
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