Law enforcement officials arrested a Taylorsville, Utah, dance instructor for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a 17-year-old student.
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Amber Telford, pleaded guilty, KSL reported. She was charged with felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Prosecutors on the case dismissed six identical charges against her.
Telford would pick up the boy “in the middle of the night” and go to a church parking lot to engage in sex, the report states. Police say she “groomed” the boy by buying him clothes “and other personal items” and paid for a trip for him to go to Disneyland for a dance competition.
“She started by flirting with [the boy] and eventually began a sexual relationship with him that occurred at her home, her mother’s home and also in a vehicle belonging to Amber,” read a Salt Lake County Jail report.
The former dance instructor also reportedly took the teenager to a church parking lot to have sex with him. She “groomed” the boy by purchasing him clothes as well as paying for his trip to Disneyland for a dance competition, according to police.
The issue only came to light after Tellford’s estranged husband hired a private detective to investigate her. The detective reportedly caught the two in her studio.
Telford had filed for divorce from her husband a year prior.
Source: NY Daily News