March 28, 2008
Aurora, Colo. (The Weekly Vice) -- Yvette Starzyk, a 26 year old athletic trainer and substitute teacher at Hinkley High School has been arrested and charged with committing 'sexual assault on a child - pattern of abuse' and 'sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.'
According to investigators, Starzyk allegedly had an ongoing sexual affair starting in 2004 with a former student who was 15 at the time. Police say Starzyk had sexual encounters with the teen at several locations outside of the school.
Authorities became aware of Starzyk's alleged behavior on March 17th, after school officials approached the school resource officer to report concerns related to Starzyk. The matter was then reported to police.
Starzyk turned herself in and was arrested Friday afternoon at the Aurora Police Headquarters. She was ordered held at the Aurora Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.
Police say they believe that there may be other victims involved with Starzyk and have characterized the case as an ongoing investigation.
Officials with the Aurora Public School system report that Starzyk has been dismissed from her teaching duties at the school.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Denver area prosecutors have been on our ditz list lately for it's recent bumblings of a couple of other teacher/student sex assault cases.
Taking on this 4 year old case is certainly an interesting place to re-institute it's sex crimes worthiness, however we'll see if they can hold this one together long enough to keep the teacher in the state and actually achieve a prosecution.
The Weekly Vice
Yvette Starzyk - Arrested For Sexual Assault Of 15 Year Old Student
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