Teacher accused of sexual relations with student in Flagstaff

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FLAGSTAFF - Another Arizona teacher has been accused of sexual conduct with a minor.

John Francis Pertuit, 35, was arrested on Monday in Flagstaff and is charged with six counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. The suspect was arrested at a high school and works in the Flagstaff Unified School District.

Pertuit has been placed on administrative leave by school officials to ensure the students' safety.

Police say they received a tip that Pertuit had been sexually involved with students he met while a teacher at the high school as well as an instructor at his martial arts business.

Detectives say the investigation is ongoing but are asking for the public's input if anyone should have additional information on this case.

Pertuit remains in custody and bond has been set at $75,000.