PCSO: Former Coolidge teacher arrested in North Carolina for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. (KSAZ) -- Officials with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that a teacher who used to teach in Coolidge has been arrested in North Carolina, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

According to a statement released Monday afternoon, 38-year-old Andrew Dale Hensley was arrested on Monday by U.S. Marshals at his home in Cary, North Carolina, a city located near Raleigh. Hensley was a former Fire Science Instructor at a tech school in Coolidge, and an investigation into him was launched by PCSO in June 2018, after a 16-year-old accused Hensley of having sex with his on four different occasions since May 2018.

Two of the incidents, according to PCSO officials, happened at a park near Copper Mine Road and Main Street in San Tan Valley, while a third encounter happened at a Florence hotel. The suspect and the alleged victim also met at a Phoenix apartment and engaged in sexual activity. Investigators later learned that the suspect bought lingerie for the alleged victim to wear during one of their encounters. In addition, school officials reportedly discovered sex toys in the suspect's office.

The suspect, according to officials, initially agreed to speak with investigators, but later canceled his appointment, and he later resigned from his position, and moved out of the apartment.

Hensley, according to PCSO officials, is facing six counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.

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