Mesa public schools janitor arrested, under investigation

MESA, AZ - Court records are adding new details to the charges against a custodian at a Mesa high school accused of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

Last Tuesday, Chandler police arrested 22-year-old Jordan Horne at Dobson High School, where he worked as a part-time janitor.

New court records show he was arrested for sending explicit electronic messages to an underage girl, asking her to have sex with him on multiple occasions over Facebook Messenger.

Chandler police say Horne first contacted the victim in 2014, when she was 12-years-old and he was 18, by sending her a friend request on Facebook.

Police say Horne sent the victim explicit messages over the next three years, and she repeatedly told him how young she was.

The victim claimed to her mother and investigators that Horne touched her inappropriately and she sent him nude photos, but police said in a probable cause statement those allegations were not able to be independently verified. 

ABC15 reached out to Mesa Public School District and received the following statement:

Student and staff safety is our top priority at Mesa Public Schools. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, law enforcement contacted district security about an arrest warrant for a Mesa Public Schools part-time custodian, Jordan Horne. The district cooperated with Chandler Police to facilitate his arrest. 

Student and staff safety is our top priority at Mesa Public Schools. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, law enforcement contacted district security about an arrest warrant for a Mesa Public Schools part-time custodian, Jordan Horne. The district cooperated with Chandler Police to facilitate his arrest. 

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