El Mirage high school coach accused of sexual conduct with student

Oct 13, 2021, 6:55 AM
Nathan Jellicoe (El Mirage Police Department Photo)...
Nathan Jellicoe (El Mirage Police Department Photo)
(El Mirage Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX – An assistant football coach at a metro Phoenix high school was arrested on suspicion of sexual conduct with a student, police said Tuesday.

Nathan Jellicoe, 24, was taken into custody at Dysart High School, the El Mirage Police Department said at a press conference. He was booked on 10 counts of sexual conduct and two counts of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

The student in question is 16, police said, and the encounters occurred on school grounds.

Jellicoe, of Glendale, also worked at the school as a security guard.

Police said other students told school officials about the inappropriate relationship. Staff took action, starting with telling the campus resource officer.

Investigators said the relationship began around Oct. 4 and the two had been in contact the day of Jellicoe’s arrest.

Dysart Unified School District said in a press release, “The employee in question was arrested and will not return to any district campus.”

Police said they were concerned about the potential of other victims but were not aware of any.

“The results of the interviews, the results of the investigation trouble me greatly,” Lt. Tim Mason said, but added the students who came forward with the information were to be commended.

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El Mirage high school coach accused of sexual conduct with student