A Paradise Valley High School teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a female student.
Phoenix police said Friday that 26-year-old Jordan Doneskey is being held on suspicion of 5 counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
The mother of the 17-year-old student also was arrested on suspicion of child abuse and failure to report.
Police believe the woman was aware of the relationship and had allowed the alleged sexual conduct to take place at her house. Police did not release her name because her daughter is the victim of a sex crime.
We do know, however, the student's mother is a social worker.
They say the teen was a willing participant in the relationship with Doneskey that allegedly began in early April.
Doneskey teaches English and works with the yearbook and school newspaper at Paradise Valley High. He has been at the school since 2009.
Statement from the Paradise Valley School District
Doneskey was hired at PVHS in August 2009, possessed a valid fingerprint card from DPS, and has no disciplinary actions on his personnel record with the district. There is no indication at this time that he had relationships with any other students during his tenure at PVHS. Upon Doneskey's arrest the Paradise Valley School District contacted the Arizona Department of Public Safety to invalidate his fingerprint clearance card, without which Doneskey cannot return to the classroom. Doneskey has been placed on paid leave, as required by state law.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.