Tucson Police officials arrested a high school counselor accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student.
29-year-old Zobella Brazil Vinik was arrested after police held interviews and searched electronic devices.
Tucson Police officials say a high school counselor is under arrest, after she is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. https://t.co/VHNZFVzYwZ
— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) May 14, 2022
News 13 reported:
A former Tucson High School counselor is accused of having sex with a teen student.
The Tucson Police Department said detectives received a report on May 3 about an inappropriate relationship between Zobella Brazil Vinik and a 15-year-old student.
The TPD said detectives conducted interviews and searched electronic devices before arresting the 29-year-old Vinik on Wednesday, May 11.
According to Tucson Unified School District, Vinik resigned on Thursday, May 5.
As of Friday, Vinik was not in the Pima County Adult Detention Complex. She is facing a charge of sexual conduct with a minor. Anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME anonymously.
According to the interim complaint, Vinik’s ex-wife called police after finding evidence that Vinik was having a relationship with the minor.
The minor initially told investigators it wasn’t true, but they later admitted the romantic relationship started in February 2022.
Police said there was plenty of evidence in their cell phones that they were in a relationship. The minor told investigators they knew the relationship was “bad because of Zobella’s age.”
As The Blaze noted, Vinik reportedly helped organize the first-ever student drag show at Tucson High Magnet School that was scheduled for May 7.
The @THMS_Badgers school counselor who coordinated the school's first drag queen show was arrested for having sex with a 15 year old student.
— Nicole Solas Domestic Terrorist! (@Nicoletta0602) May 15, 2022
They keep telling us these teachers/staff are not groomers— but sleeping with a 15 year old student= groomer.
Tucson high school counselor who organized drag show arrested for sexual assualt – TheBlaze https://t.co/fUiXurrIYe
— LibertyJ (@LibertyJen) May 15, 2022
“The counselors created an Instagram page for the drag show, which followed one other account, THMS counseling, which followed the account in return along with the THMS yearbook account. The counselors also invited students to access a “drag inquiry form” using their Microsoft Office student account,” according to a report from the AZ Free Press that was published in March.
An Instagram post from the “tucsonhigh_drag” reads: “Are you ready to see an epic Drag Show?! We’re ready too. Q Space’s First Ever Drag Show at Tucson High will be on Saturday May 7th from 5-7pm. In anticipation, we’d love for you to meet some of our fabulous student performers.”
Arizona school counselor who arranged drag show for students is accused of having sex with a 15 year-old student pic.twitter.com/l2Q7AlZrGY
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