Mesa teacher arrested for molestation of student

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MESA -- A Mesa teacher was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old female student.

Jeffrey Schenck, 35, is a teacher at Carson Junior High School.

According to Mesa police, a student told school officials that another student and Schenck were passing notes to each other.

Police say the victim admitted that she had been passing notes and texting with Schenck for the past week or so. The victim said that as the week went on, Schenck had rubbed her hand and leg during class and touched her genital area on several different occasions.

During questioning, Schenck admitted that he had touched the girl several times while at school.

Schenck was charged with four counts of child molestation.

Police say there is no indication of other victims at this time. Anyone with information related to Schenck is asked to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.