Former Aloha High School wrestling coach gets jail for misconduct
A former teacher and wrestling coach at Aloha High School was sentenced to three months in jail for sending sexually explicit images and video of himself to an underage student.
A sentencing hearing was held Tuesday, June 16, after Timothy Yee, 31, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of luring a minor. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Stephen K. Bushong sentenced Yee to 120 days in jail and three years of probation. Yee will also be required to register as a sex offender.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office began investigating Yee in April 2019, after a female student reported he had messaged her on social media, made inappropriate comments about her body and sent her a nude photo of himself.
Investigators determined that Yee sent multiple nude photos, along with sexually explicit videos, to the student, who was 16 at the time, between June and August 2018.
Yee also faced charges of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct. Those charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
The case was prosecuted by BJ Park, a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County.
"Timothy Yee not only violated the law, but he violated and betrayed the professional and ethical standards and the trust we place in our educators," Park said in a statement Wednesday, June 17. "His actions significantly harmed the victim, her family and the school community."
Park added that Yee "took advantage of his position to prey on the vulnerability of a high school student and groomed her into silence until she had the courage to come forward and report this abuse."
Yee is a Beaverton resident. He taught health at Aloha High School, in addition to coaching wrestling, according to KATU-TV.
The Beaverton School District placed Yee on leave upon being notified of the investigation last year. The district did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday morning.
By Mark Miller
Washington County Editor
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