Sarah Elise Porter: Colorado high school teacher arrested after sexually assaulting male student and threatening him if he resisted.
A Spanish teacher at a Colorado high school has been arrested after purportedly sexually assaulting a student who she allegedly threatened if he resisted, authorities said.
Sarah Elise Porter, 24, was booked Friday on charges of sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust and sexual exploitation of a child after the 16-year-old victim reported the ‘intrusions’ via an anonymous reporting system called Safe2Tell, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Porter, who also worked as an assistant track coach at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, allegedly assaulted a teen on the team, according to an arrest report obtained by the Denver Post.
The student claimed Porter kissing him in an office while the lights were turned off earlier this month. A subsequent investigation revealed Porter then sending the teen messages and photos on Snapchat before forcing herself upon the teen and threatening him against resisting her advances.
The exact nature of the threats was unclear, but Porter’s alleged attempts were interrupted by messages from a coach, possibly about a meeting, according to the arrest affidavit.
Porter also sent the teen nude photos and videos of herself ‘pleasuring herself’, the boy told investigators.
Porter later admitted to the school’s head track coach that she sent revealing photos to the student while wearing a tank top, according to the affidavit.
A social worker also told cops that Porter admitted having physical contact with a student-athlete in her office, adding that they did not have sex but ‘they did everything leading to it’.
KDVR reported Porter, who’d been teaching at the school since August, placed on administrative leave on Thursday and will not return to the Littleton Public Schools, according to a letter sent home to parents by the superintendent.
The station also obtained details of a report containing alleged details of an encounter between Porter and the student on March 8.
‘They went into the office,’ another student reported. ‘She turned out the lights and she grabbed him. She told him to follow along and something to the effect that ‘I will do something.’ He assumed she meant she would do something to his family or him. She started kissing him.’
Porter refused to let the teen leave the room and continued massaging his chest, arms and back before trying to pull down his pants, according to the arrest affidavit.
When confronted about the allegations, Porter acknowledged to the school’s head track coach that what was she did was wrong, court documents show.
‘I f–ked up’ and that she was ‘in a real bad place right now,’ the coach told police, recalling what Porter had told him.
Come Tuesday- Porter remained in custody in lieu of $25,000 bond. She is due back in court on Thursday, jail records show.
Not immediately understood is what prompted the female educator to betray her position of authority, trust and power and subjugate her male victim.