Police: Mesa tutor charged with sexual abuse of underage student

Posted at 12:49 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 21:51:44-05

A Valley tutor is facing charges of sexual abuse for allegedly becoming involved with a teenage student.

Mesa Police report that on February 9 a mother found texts between her daughter and 24-year-old Ronnie Dwayne Hudson that indicated they had a sexual encounter over fall break. 

Hudson had been hired by the family to tutor the teenage girl.

The alleged incident happened in his car while parked in a parking lot near the girl's Mesa home after a tutoring session.

Police say, after his arrest, Hudson admitted to them that he had a sexual encounter with the girl.

Hudson is employed as a teacher’s assistant at Westwood High School in Mesa, but this is not the school where the victim attends.

Mesa Public Schools sent a statement to ABC 15 regarding Hudson:

"Mesa Public Schools’ first priority is the safety and security of our students. Ronnie D. Hudson, an instructional assistant at Westwood High School, was immediately placed on administrative leave and assigned to home pending the outcome of the police investigation. The district will use the police findings and our district policies as the basis for any future employment action against Hudson."

Hudson has been charged with sexual abuse and sexual conduct with a minor.