Greenleaf Friends Academy teacher accused of attempted sexual battery on student
A Greenleaf Friends Academy teacher was arrested Sept. 21 on suspicion of attempted sexual battery of a minor, according to the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Idaho Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of 28-year-old Trevor Douty of Greenleaf on Monday following an investigation led by the Idaho Crimes Against Children Unit.
A victim reported to Wilder Police that Douty was having inappropriate conversations with her, according to a probable cause affidavit. The affidavit, released to the Idaho Press, stated that the following day an Idaho Crimes Against Children detective posed as the victim, a former student of Douty’s under 17 years old.
The messages exchanged between the investigator and Douty included a conversation where Douty shared sexual acts he wanted to do to the victim, according to the affidavit. The affidavit states he asked the victim to erase all of the messages after he sent them.
At one point the affidavit alleges Douty asked exactly when she turned 18.
On Sept. 21 Douty was questioned by the prosecutor’s office and allegedly admitted that he had sent messages to the victim and had been attracted to the victim when she was a student, the affidavit states. He was taken into custody at the Canyon County jail, but has since posted a $100,000 bond, according to the online Idaho court records system.
Greenleaf Friends Academy, a private Christian school, lists Douty as a high school biology, chemistry and anatomy and physiology teacher as well as an 11th grade class advisor. He was also a high school track coach, basketball coach and middle school football coach, according to the academy’s website.
Greenleaf Superintendent Rod Lowe said he could not comment on Douty’s employment status until after Douty’s next court appearance, which is set for Oct. 5.