PHOENIX — A former Phoenix high school teacher accused of soliciting sex
with underage girls has been sentenced.
Maricopa County prosecutors said 54-year-old Jerry Marfe was sentenced Wednesday
to 10 years’ probation and 15 days in jail for one count of pandering.
Authorities said Marfe originally was arrested Dec. 6 on suspicion of two counts
of prostitution with a minor.
He pleaded not guilty and was sentenced after reaching a plea agreement in the
Marfe was one of 111 people arrested in a massive prostitution and drug sting
operation by the county Sheriff’s Office.
Marfe taught in the Phoenix Union High School District for 27 years. He
resigned after his arrest.