Photo: Facebook/Ann Kuroki
We are barely two weeks into the year 2018 and this is already the third teacher/student hook-up story we’ve mentioned. The last one we talked about was the Ohio teacher busted having a lesbian relationship with a student. But now we have to talk about Gooding High School teacher and basketball coach, Ann Kuroki.
The 26-year-old was recently arrested and now faces s eight felony counts of sexual battery of a minor child. At first Kuroki denied the allegations that she hooked up with a male student, who is 16 or 17-years-old, but eventually, Kuroki admitted that had sex with the teen six times at her house and bought him alcohol twice.
An investigation began Wednesday and is ongoing, according to police. Kuroki was fired Thursday from the Gooding School District “due to other findings uncovered while conducting their own internal investigation,” police said. A police affidavit gives this account of what happened:
During a couple of interviews with police, the boy denied ever having physical contact or a sexual relationship with Kuroki, and said he’d never been to her house. After obtaining a search warrant, police searched Kuroki’s house Friday, and seized three cell phones, bedding and a card with a handwritten note given to Kuroki by the boy.
On Friday, Gooding police officer Sabrina Becker received a missed call and text messages from the boy’s mother saying Kuroki had come to her house to talk about her relationship with the boy. The mother texted Becker: “I have Ann with me and I am taking her to the station. She’s going to confess…” They both arrived at the Gooding Police Department.
When questioned by police, Kuroki told them her communication with the boy began after she’d received a message that was “kind of flirty” from the boy over the summer — probably, in July — after she’d posted a picture on Instagram.
So once word got out, Kuroki found the phone number of the teen’s mom to let her know everything — a confession the teen’s mom recorded. And now Kuroki is going to have a lot of time to think about her crime behind bars.