Stanfield teacher arrested for sexual relationship with former student

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

STANFIELD, Ariz. - A teacher in the Stanfield Elementary School District is under arrest after officers observed her having consensual sex with a minor.

On Wednesday officers from several agencies were working a detail in the area of Highway 84 and White and Parker Road in Stanfield when they observed a white SUV pull off the roadway.

Through night vision goggles the officers observed two individuals in the SUV appearing to have sex.

Before officers approached the SUV they saw the male and female get out of the vehicle and argue.

Officers learned the male was only 14-years-old and the female was Andrea Martinez, 26.

Martinez was the teen's former teacher.

The victim told officers he had sexual intercourse last month with Martinez too.

Pinal County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Martinez.

“It is very upsetting that an adult would take advantage of a child especially when the adult is placed in a position of trust such as Ms. Martinez.  I am very thankful that PCSO Detectives and the officers from the Gila River Police Department worked quickly together to put Ms. Martinez behind bars,” Sheriff Paul Babeu said.

The Stanfield Elementary School District is cooperating with the investigation.