Sunday, February 21, 2010

Teacher arrested on suspicion of having sex with student


Auburn police arrested a teacher at Auburn Adventist Academy Tuesday on suspicion of having sex with a female teenage student, KOMO News 4 reported Saturday.

Police Spokesman Sgt. David Colglazier told KOMO that Scott A. Spies, 49, was subsequently booked into the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent,

Spies is being held on $150,000 bail for investigation of molestation, indecent liberties and sex with a minor.

Spies has been fired and school officials are helping the girl and providing counselors for other students.

Sgt. Colglazier told KOMO the relationship appears to have started in February 2009, when the girl, now 16, was 15. He said it became sexual last fall after she returned from a visit to Thailand.

The two had intercourse about 15 times - usually at the teacher's Auburn apartment - Colglazier told KOMO.

The sexual relationship continued until about two weeks ago, Colglazier told KOMO.

When administrators began to hear the rumors that Spies was taking the girl back to his apartment in Auburn they started an investigation.

Spies, who graduated from the school in 1979, has a master's degree in theology.

This article was originally published in the Auburn Reporter on February 20, 2010.

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