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May 16, 2012 1:12 AM

Teacher sex allegations detailed in new report

TUCSON - A new police report reveals racy, disturbing details of the alleged relationships between an Ironwood Ridge High School teacher and four of her students.

Oro Valley Police picked up Melissa Dalton April 30th booking her on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

She posted bail and got out the next day.

Subsequently more Ironwood Ridge students came forward with more allegations. That prompted the Oro Valley Police Department to add eight more counts including six of sex with a minor.

Melissa Dalton was in her first year teaching at Ironwood Ridge High School. The 33 year old is a wife and mother.

The 44 page report details her inconsistent statements, and eventual confession to allegedly having sex with students.

The report shows that the first student came forward, after an adult cousin reported the incident.

A few days and interviews with students later, their teacher Melissa Dalton was brought in for questioning.

The report says she denied any wrong doing at first, and 'became upset asking why these boys were doing this and asked if they understood that this will destroy her'.

The report shows one student claims multiple encounters on campus and off, three times in one week.

Dalton's cell phone and car were then collected as evidence. The same goes for the students.

The report goes on to say that 'when her husband was brought up she mentioned that they are having a hard time'.

After that, the report shows Dalton denied it a few more times and 'then finally admitted that things went too far'.

The report details her admission of having intercourse and oral sex with two students, including sex in the art room 'sex again in the classroom and a third time occurred after school in her car'.

After her arrest, two additonal students came forward with information.

One student told detectives Dalton sent racy text messages containing pictures 'from a reflection in a bathroom mirror'.

The other claims they had sex at his parent's home.

We tried to reach out to Dalton and her family for comment, her husband wasn't home. And according to the report, Dalton herself is in Chandler, Arizona staying with a relative.


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