Bible Teacher At Christian Private School Arrested For Having Sex With Student

An Alabama man who worked as both a Bible teacher and soccer coach has been arrested and charged for having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student, CBS 12 News reported.

On Monday night, concerned parents notified police in Mobile, Alabama that they could not find their 16-year-old daughter. She had told them that she was going to a local Walmart for school supplies, and then was nowhere to be found.

“She hadn’t returned in an hour and a half, so they went out, found her car, but did not find her daughter in the car,” said Lieutenant Mark Bailey of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. “They went inside the Walmart, and could not locate their daughter, so they became very concerned.”

Soon after, police spotted the missing teen walking back to her car and questioned her about her previous whereabouts. After speaking with officers, the 16-year-old confessed that she had met her teacher in the Walmart parking lot, drove to a different parking lot, and had sex in his car. She later admitted that they had been engaging in sexual acts for months, usually in his car, but occasionally at his home.

44-year-old Jonathan Sauers, an employee at Christian school The Faith Academy, was arrested and charged with one count of a school employee sex act and one count of a school employee sexual contact with a student under 19. The child sexual predator is currently being held in police custody, and is scheduled to appear in court for his bond hearing on Thursday.

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