David Trujillo, Dance Teacher at Several Valley Schools, Accused of Sex With Underage Student
A volunteer dance teacher who's worked with kids at several Valley high schools and a private dance studio is accused of having sex with a then-underage boy who was a student at Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee.
David Trujillo, 26, is accused of having sex with the boy beginning when the boy was 16, about three years ago.
The allegation actually surfaced more than a year ago, according to court documents obtained by New Times, but the alleged victim told Phoenix police there was no inappropriate relationship between them.
Earlier this week, someone else contacted Phoenix police, and the alleged victim, now 19, said they did have a sexual relationship.
Trujillo was his instructor for a dance class and for a dance club, and they engaged in the sexual acts at a local hotel, according to the documents.
Police set up a confrontation call between the two, and Trujillo admitted to the relationship, the documents say.
After Trujillo was arrested and transported to Phoenix PD headquarters for an interview, he told police that he's been a volunteer dance teacher at several local high schools over the past eight years.
According to the court documents, he's currently working at an Ahwatukee dance studio called Dance Studio 111.
After consulting with his mother, Trujillo decided not to talk to police about the allegation, although he acknowledged the phone call with the alleged victim.
While he worked at Mountain Pointe, he also worked at two other public high schools, unnamed in court documents, as well as a private high school.
After adding up all the incidents, which you can read about in the embedded document below (if that piques your interest), Trujillo was booked into jail on 15 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of sexual abuse.
Trujillo's official title at Mountain Pointe was "community volunteer," but court documents indicate he meets the definition of a "teacher," which makes the charges a more-serious level of felony.
He's being held without bond.
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