MESA, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Mesa Police officials said Friday a coach for Dobson High School is accused of having sex with two girl athletes.
According to a statement, Kyler William Ashley, 23, was booked into jail Thursday night on charges of sexual abuse, luring, and sexual conduct with a minor. Court documents show that between September 2018 and May 16, Ashley and a 16-year-old girl who is part of a school team Ashley coached texted each other via SnapChat. During the conversation, Ashley said he wanted to have sex with the victim.
On May 14, court document said Ashley suggested that he and the victim meet up at an agreed upon location. Ashley was then contacted by police Thursday night. In an interview that happened after Ashley was read his Miranda rights, Ashley admitted to texting the girl, and admitted that he knew the girl was 16 years old, and said he knew the action was illegal. Ashley then told investigators he had also met up and had sex with two other teenage girls on a basketball team he coached.
In one of the incidents detailed in court documents, Ashley allegedly touched one of the victims inappropriately while his one-year-old son was sitting in the back of the car.
Ashley, according to Mesa Police officials, was a seasonal coach for the Mesa Public Schools, and coached Dobson High's girl's JV basketball team, in addition to 7th grade girl's basketball at Summit Academy. Ashley had passed a background check in 2016.
Mesa Public Schools officials said Ashley did not teach or work in any other capacity for the district, and that Ashley had already completed his contractual agreement with the school, and will not return.