An 18-year-old student at Paradise Valley High School told police he had sexual relations with an English teacher who is already accused of sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy, a police report says.
The 18-year-old told detectives he had sex twice last month with Jennifer Mally inside her home while her husband was out of town, according to a 50-page report released by Phoenix police on Tuesday.
The alleged trysts and clandestine encounters between Mally, 26, and the 16-year-old student during the school year were detailed, as well as a police interview with the 18-year-old who admitted to having sex with Mally.
No additional charges against Mally have been announced by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office because the student is not a minor.
Mally’s attorney, Mel Mc-Donald, said the 18-year-old called him and wanted to call Mally to express his concern, but because she cannot have any contact with students, McDonald did not put the student in touch with her.
“I spoke to the 18-year-old before the police report came out, and there was not so much a peep out of him of anything supporting what he told police,” McDonald said. “I thought it was bizarre he was making those kind of claims, but since nothing has been charged, I guess he can say whatever he wants.”
The student, who was a senior, initially told school officials that he did not have sex with Mally. But days later, he told an officer he didn’t want to lie to police. He also told police he was 18 at the time of the alleged incidents.
Mally is charged with 17 felony counts of sexual conduct with a minor involving the 16-year-old. She pleaded not guilty at her May 21 arraignment in Maricopa County Superior Court.
After rumors began circulating at school about Mally’s relationship with the 16-year-old boy, she was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and was arrested after a due process hearing in the district office on May 2.
Mally is scheduled to appear for a pretrial court conference on July 12.