MCAO News Releases

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Former Teacher Brian Woolsey Sentenced to 12 Years For Sexual Conduct with Teen Student

PHOENIX— Today Brian Woolsey (D.O.B. 06/07/1970) was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections, followed by lifetime supervised probation with sex offender conditions for four counts of sexual conduct with a minor, which occurred while he was the victim’s teacher.

“This defendant used the trust granted to him as both a teacher and coach to prey upon this underage girl, seeking his own gratification over the health and well being of his young victim,” said County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “This sentence underscores the harsh penalties this office will pursue toward the offenders who target young victims and violate their trust.”

In 2015, the victim told investigators about a three year long sexual relationship she had with Woolsey while she was in high school, starting back in January of 2010 when she was only 15-years old. The victim told investigators Woolsey, who was her math teacher and sports coach at the time, convinced her to have sex with him inside his classroom starting her sophomore year. Woolsey then continued a sexual relationship with the victim and hired her to work at a shop he owned as well as a babysitter for his family.

The victim said Woolsey’s wife became aware of the relationship, but did not report it. Instead the discovery caused Woolsey to work harder to hide their sexual encounters. He also forced the victim to take contraceptives so as not to reveal their relationship, which lasted until the victim went away for college in 2013.

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