Police: Teacher arrested for sexual misconduct with student caught by her husband, tried to convince student to lie
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — A 25-year-old female teacher at Bainbridge High School was arrested Thursday for alleged sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old boy.
Now, documents just released allege that she was caught in a sex act with the student by her husband, and later tried to convince the 16-year-old boy to lie to investigators.
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. She is being held on $100,000 bail.
According to probable cause documents, police were contacted in late February by a Bainbridge Island High School Associate Principal who believed Fuchs was in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. Police contacted the boy’s parents, and uncovered evidence that the boy communicated with Fuchs via the popular social media app SnapChat.
At first, documents show, the boy denied anything sexual occurred between himself and Fuchs. However, the boy allegedly later admitted to his mother that he engaged in sexual relations with Fuchs at her home, saying that Fuchs’ husband even walked in and caught them in the act.
Detectives further investigated the case, allegedly discovering that Fuchs had done an internet search on how to permanently delete cell phone records in late February. Police received a warrant to investigate Fuchs’ electronic devices, and allegedly uncovered illicit text messages and graphic videos that Fuchs sent to the boy. She allegedly sent videos titled “ForMyBaby!,” that show her without clothes.
On Feb. 23, Fuchs’ also allegedly sent a message to the boy encouraging him to delete all the messages she had sent him. According to court documents, the message to the boy reads:
“Well protect me as best you can. Remember NOTHING COMES OUT EVER! About anything you have been to my house only once. Lie like you have NEVER lied before. And try to get your mom to side with you completely and say this was all a misunderstanding! And tell the investigator that!”
Bainbridge police do not believe there were any additional victims. “At this time the police do not have any indication that there are additional victims involved,” a Bainbridge Police Department news release said.