Former high school coach Del Valle arrested for inappropriate relationship with a student

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EL PASO, Texas — A former Del Valle High School coach was arrested for having an inappropriate relationship with a student between June 2018 and December 2019.

The US Marshalls Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested 30-year-old Mark Aaron Stephenson on Friday March 4.

El Paso police say an investigation has been launched after reports that Stephenson was “too friendly” with students.

According to documents obtained by ABC-7, the now-adult victim provided an affidavit to an investigator. The victim said Stephanson was her coach during her sophomore year of high school. She said Stephanson would find any excuse to touch her.

According to the documents, the victim says Stephenson touched her private area over her clothes after he helped her roll out her sore right leg. The victim says the two kissed after this incident.

The documents indicate that the victim and Stephenson later had sex in the back seat of a car parked in a store parking lot.

According to the victim, another attempt at intercourse occurred in Stephenson’s classroom after the victim practiced. Documents indicate that the victim said there was no one else on campus.

Victim says Stephenson could not perform sexually and things ended after that.

The victim says she moved to another school district for her freshman year.

According to court documents, Stephenson admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student who no longer attended the school he taught and said the relationship only began after the victim left school to attend. another district.

According to a YISD spokesperson, Stephenson’s last assignment with the district was at Del Valle High School in the spring of 2021. The spokesperson cited privacy laws that reportedly prevent the district from providing further details.

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