Police: Tempe teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with 13-year-old student

Posted at 6:36 PM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 19:57:41-04

Police say a Tempe teacher allegedly admitted to having inappropriate relations with a 13-year-old boy, which included sending sexually explicit videos and performing sexual acts.

On Wednesday, April 19, a man called Tempe police concerned about communications on Facebook messenger and video chat between his son and his science teacher, 26-year-old Kara Loofborough.  

According to police, the boy told investigators that in March Loofborough showed him her genitalia while they talked over video chat. 

Last week authorities questioned Loofborough, who allegedly admitted to exposing herself inappropriately to the child and touching herself over video chat, police said. She told officials that she was aware that he’s only 13 years old. 

The suspect also told police that on at least one occasions she kissed the victim and allowed him to touch her breasts, officials said.  

Loofborough is facing multiple charges including furnishing harmful items to a minor, indecent exposure and luring a minor for sexual exploitation. 

She remained in custody as of Sunday night and a judge set her bond at $100,000. 

A Tempe school district spokesperson told ABC15 that they're unable to comment on the ongoing investigation. However, they did send out a letter to parents last week (see embedded tweet below):