Crime

John Todorich, Phoenix P.E. Teacher, Accused of Molesting One Kid, Using Facebook in Attempt to Hook Up With Another

If the cops' accusations check out, then Phoenix elementary school teacher John Todorich is one of the creepiest of creepy gym teachers.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, that includes touching a boy in the genital area during his class at Arroyo Elementary School, and in front of three adult witnesses.

Even creepier, the court documents say Todorich "identified the male minor as his right hand girlfriend."

Those accusations came in 2010, but remained just accusations until after the next report was made against Todorich in May.

That's when some boy's mother found that her son had been solicited for sexual acts by a "16-year-old." That "16-year-old" was actually Todorich, who's 55 years old, according to the court documents.

Todorich was interviewed by police last week, and admitted to creating the Facebook profile and posing as a 16-year-old, but said he didn't know the person he was talking to was under 15 years old.

Court documents say the boy told Todorich how old he was twice.

Todorich faces charges of molestation and luring a minor for sexual exploitation. He's being held without bond.


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Matthew Hendley
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