An Arizona teacher indicted of having physical with a minor allegedly told her to lie about her age if confronted regarding their relationship.
A Phoenix police report claims that 36-year-old David Arlo Beck had physical with the victim “on various occasions starting when she was 16 years old and continuing till she was 22 years old,” according to TV news stations KTVK and KPHO.
While allegedly agreeing to the start of the relationship when the victim was a teen, Beck “told her if she was asked about it to lie and say she was 20 years old,” according to the report.
Beck’s alleged statement was made over a recorded line, reports.
Through a brief court show following his Nov. 22 arrest, a prosecutor told that when the relationship occurred, “if my math was correct, the suspect would have been about 30 at the time.”
Beck is detected during a video of that appearance telling that he is a dad of five.
It is unclear if he has recorded a plea. A judge appointed the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender to describe him, but an attorney who might talk on Beck’s behalf was not immediately called.
Beck was held on two counts of felony physical conduct with a minor and one count of hindering a criminal investigation. On Wednesday online court records revealed he was still being held in the Maricopa County prison. A judge set his bond at $50,000.
On Nov. 21, police had reached the Fowler Elementary School District to tell that Beck, who taught in the district, was under search, according to a statement issued by the district, which serves two middle schools and four elementary schools.
“The District put him on administrative leave on that date,” reads the statement received by PEOPLE. “He has not returned to our schools. The District administration has continued to co-operate with the officials regarding this matter. The District does not have any knowledge that any district student was involved in the charges that have led to his arrest.”