Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Former Tustin High Athletic Trainer to be Arraigned

A former athletic trainer at Tustin High School was to be arraigned today on charges that could send her to prison for nearly eight years if she's convicted of having a sexual relationship with an underage male student.

According to authorities, Hope Jacoby, 23, was taken into custody on Dec. 19 and released on $100,000 bail in connection with allegations that she had sex with the student last year, when he was between 16 and 17 years old. Authorities reported that Jacoby worked for a company hired by the school to train its athletes in various sports, and that she had submitted a letter of resignation.

Court documents say that Jacoby is charged with eight felony counts: four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, three counts of oral copulation of a minor and one count of distributing pornography to a minor. She faces up to seven years and eight months in prison, if convicted.

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