Andrew Islas, Tempe High School Assistant Band Teacher, Busted Sexting/Sexing Student

Stop us if you've heard this one before (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), but a Valley teacher is accused with having sex with a student.

In fact, with 23-year-old Andrew Islas -- a Tempe High School assistant band director -- being arrested yesterday after admitting to sexing and sexting an underage student, he becomes the second Valley high school band teacher arrested in just the last couple of months for allegedly having sex with a student.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, Tempe High School officials tipped off the cops that Islas and a now-16-year-old female student may have been sleeping together.

The girl told police it started in August -- when she was 15 years old -- as the two first had sex in an unidentified public park in Tempe.

She told police the two had sex twice more at Islas' Chandler home some time between October and November.

Two more times, the girl added, she and Islas had sex at her Tempe residence, also some time between October and November.

Police say they set up a "confrontational phone call" between the two yesterday, during which Islas admitted to having sex with the girl.

After being arrested in Tempe yesterday evening, police say Islas admitted again to having sex with the girl, and added that he's sent some penis pictures to her via cell phone in exchange for some naked pictures of her.

According to court documents, the girl has received "emotional" injuries from Islas having sex with her.

Islas faces three felony counts of sexual conduct with a minor, and is being held in jail without bond, the documents state.

Tempe police say high school administrators are meeting with parents of band students to inform them of the situation.

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Matthew Hendley
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