Crime

Jordan Doneskey, Former Paradise Valley Teacher, Pleads Guilty in Student-Sex Case

Former Paradise Valley High School teacher Jordan Doneskey, who was having sex with a 17-year-old student -- with approval from the girl's mother -- pleaded guilty to three charges related to his arrest.

As part of a plea deal, Doneskey, who was 26 at the time of his arrest in August, pleaded guilty to attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

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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 seemingly would've been horrifying for a mother, but 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 "approximately" five times, according to the documents, and was still one of the girl's teachers this school year, which also was the case during the previous two years.

Doneskey faced five counts of sexual conduct with a minor, but the plea agreement includes three lesser charges.

He's scheduled to be sentenced on April 25.


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Matthew Hendley
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