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Bainbridge Island teacher arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with juvenile

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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — A 25-year-old female teacher at Bainbridge High School was arrested Thursday for alleged sexual misconduct with a juvenile male victim, police said.

The Bainbridge Police Department said Jessica M. Fuchs was booked into the Kitsap County Jail on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor, communication with a minor for immoral purposes, and tampering with a witness.

Bail was set at $100,000, police said.

“At this time the police do not have any indication that there are additional victims involved,” a Bainbridge Police Department news release said.

The department was first contacted on Feb. 25 by a member of the Bainbridge Island School District regarding allegations of inappropriate conduct between a female teacher and a juvenile male, the release said.

Bainbridge police conducted “an extensive investigation” and, as a result, submitted a probable cause statement to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office and the court for review, the release said.

The prosecutor’s office believed there was probable cause for several crimes and the court issued an arrest warrant for the teacher, the release said.

Fuchs was arrested Thursday.




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  • JMG

    Seems like every day we hear about a teacher communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. Perhaps if we had harsh penalties for this garbage, others considering such a thing would stop and think long and hard before acting. Is it worth ruining lives not to mention reputations for this stuff? I think not!

    • Deer

      Many stories – more than half of which turn out to be lies. It’s a new money grab scam these days – and when it works, it pays very well

      • Kate

        Totally agree. Mature teenager engages in relationship, teacher goes to prison and is labeled sex offender for the rest of their life, student sues teacher (penniless at this point) and the school district, speak the tax payer (for, mind you, their willing and voluntary conduct) and gets a fat settlement.
        Student gets to blame all failures and shortcomings on this ‘child sexual abuse’ for the rest of their life.
        The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave…. where it totally pays to be a ‘victim;.