Feb 12, 2014 7:58 PM by Brian White

Tucson teacher charged with having sex with 13-year-old boy

TUCSON - Tucson Police have arrested 47-year-old Christine Mazzarella Wednesday on charges of having sex with a 13-year-old boy.

Detectives with the Child Sexual Assault Unit were tipped off of a sexual relationship between Mazzarella and the 13-year-old, Tucson Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Widmer said in a release.

An investigation revealed Mazzarella had sexual conduct with the boy on multiple occasions, Widmer said.

Mazzarella was booked into Pima County Jail on 4 counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Mazzarella is a special education teacher at Lineweaver Elementary School.

Police say there is no indication Mazzarella was involved in any sexual misconduct at Lineweaver.


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