GILBERT, Ariz. — Authorities said an instructor with the Army Junior ROTC
program at Gilbert’s Highland High School is accused of sexual conduct with a
Gilbert police said 41-year-old Joseph Stephenson was taken into custody Monday
and booked into the downtown Phoenix jail.
He’s being held on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor.
Police said Stephenson is accused of having had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old
female student, but didn’t release any information on when it is said to have happened.
It wasn’t immediately clear Tuesday how long Stephenson has been a Reserve
Officer Training Corps program instructor at the school or if he has a lawyer
yet for his case.