Paradise Valley Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sexing Up Student; Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Allowing It

Not-guilty pleas have been entered in what seems to be the first student-teacher sex case of the 2012 school year.

Paradise Valley High School teacher Jordan Doneskey, 26, is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student -- with approval from the girl's mother.

According to court documents previously obtained by New Times, police were tipped off to the situation, and the 17-year-old girl told investigators about several instances of sexual contact between her and Doneskey, both at her house and at Doneskey's.

Then police informed the girl's mother, which could seem like a horrifying moment for a mother, but no, she told police she knew all about it, according to the documents.

The girl's mother -- who police say has "an extensive employment history in the field of child protection" -- told the cops she actually "allowed" her daughter to have sex with Doneskey in her home, the documents say.

She was still employed as a social worker at the time of her arrest.

Doneskey admitted that he had sex with the girl somewhere in the neighborhood of five times, according to the documents.

Doneskey -- an English and journalism teacher -- was one of the girl's teachers this year, which has been the case for about two years now.

Doneskey pleaded not guilty to several charges of sexual conduct with a minor, while the girl's mother pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to report neglect of a minor.

For those curious about Arizona's age-of-consent law, anyone under the age of 18 is a no-go, and although there's a recognized defense for people being close in age to the minor, Doneskey's not very close to that range.

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