Local authorities in Idaho have arrested a female high school basketball coach on an accusation of sexual misconduct with an underage student.
Gooding High School employee Ann Kuroki, 26, was arrested on Friday night in Gooding, Idaho after police found evidence of a sexual relationship with a student reportedly aged around 16 to 17 years old. The boys’ junior varsity coach is being held without bail at the Gooding County Jail on felony sexual battery charges, reports KMTV.
The police reportedly investigated on Kuroki after receiving a tip that she was potentially engaged in a sexual relationship with a male student.
Kuroki, who was hired by the school in October to serve as a basketball coach, was immediately terminated by the school district, according to Gooding Police Chief Dave Fisher. The Gooding Joint School District’s Board of Trustees itself has already scheduled to formalize Kuroki’s firing on Monday as it initiated its own internal investigation.
A graduate of Southern Virginia University class of 2015, Kuroki played for the women’s varsity basketball team and served as a captain of the team her senior year, according to her LinkedIn page. Kuroki also shared her volunteer experience on the site, which includes her work as a jury member in teen court, work at Goodwill, at an animal shelter, as a kids’ basketball coach, referee and scorekeeper, and as a “mentor for Autistic and Down Syndrome children.” Her previous jobs include working as a receptionist in Houston, a live-in nanny in Las Vegas and as a bartender/server in Nebraska.
Kuroki was set to appear in court on Monday for her arraignment.