Christie Elliot (PICTURES), High School Cheerleading Coach, Faces Student Sex Charges

Christie Elliot (Tucson Police Dept.)

TUCSON, Ariz. (CBS/KPHO/AP) Christie Elliot, a teacher and cheerleading coach at a Tucson, Ariz. high school, has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of her male students.

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Tucson police said in a statement released Monday night that the 25-year-old English teacher faces charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and sexual conduct with a minor.

Elliot teaches at Empire High School, reports CBS affiliate KPHO.

According to police, a parent found inappropriate messages on his son's cell phone in April and reported them to the school. A police investigation included search warrants and interviews, and concluded that the boy had an inappropriate sexual relationship with his English teacher.

Elliott turned herself in on Monday and is being held in the Pima County Jail.

Reporting Contributed by CBS Affiliate KPHO


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