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Former Arizona teacher accused of having sex with teen arrested

Posted at 5:54 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 00:34:31-05

Pinal County Sheriff's officials are trying to extradite a former Arizona school teacher accused of six counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Authorities say 38-year-old Andrew Dale Hensley of Phoenix was arrested Monday by U.S. Marshals at his home in Cary, North Carolina.

It was unclear Monday night if Hensley has a lawyer yet.

Hensley is a former fire science instructor at a tech school in Coolidge about 23 miles southwest of Phoenix.

County Sheriff's officials began investigating Hensley in June after a 16-year-old girl reported he had sex with her four different times over a two-month span.

Hensley reportedly agreed to talk to sheriff's investigators, but instead resigned from his teaching position and told neighbors he was going to North Carolina.