AHWATUKEE, AZ - A former volunteer teacher for Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee has been arrested for allegedly having sexual conduct with a student.
Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the parents of a former student at the school contacted the school staff to tell them their adult son had been involved in a sexual relationship with 26-year-old David Trujillo.
Thompson said the alleged incident occurred when the victim was a minor and a student at the school.
Police say they contacted the victim about the possibility of having a relationship with Trujillo last year, but he denied any inappropriate relationship at that time.
Trujillo has been a dance and drama teacher at other schools in the Valley. He also has taught at a private dance studio.
A 16-year-old high school student who did not want to be identified spoke with ABC15. She took several dance classes with Trujillo at one of the high schools.
"I never got a weird vibe from him. That was scary or I should stay away from him. I never got that from him," she said.
She thought back to all of the good times in dance class, and now wonders if the allegations are true.
"You think he looks fine on the outside, and he's outgoing, so I can trust him. We all know there's people out there you can't trust, and maybe this is one of them," she said.
Police took Trujillo into custody at his home, and transported him to Phoenix Police headquarters where detectives from Crimes Against Children unit interviewed him.
Thompson said probable cause was developed, and Trujillo was booked into jail on 15 counts of sexual conduct with a minor as well as three counts of sexual abuse.
If anyone has information regarding these crimes you are encouraged to contact Phoenix Police at 602-262-6151 or call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.