TUALATIN, Ore. (KOIN) -– A teacher from Tualatin High School, now on paid leave, entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday to allegations of illegal sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl, court records revealed.
According to a court affidavit filed on Tuesday, 32-year-old Jonathan Robert Maggiano started having a conversation with the girl through the gaming portal “Steam” while she was at a friend’s house in July.
During that conversation, Maggiano asked the girl for her “KIK” user name. According to Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Todd Jackson, who is prosecuting the case, “KIK” is an online application used on smartphones for instant messaging-like chats.
Maggiano and the girl started having a conversation using “KIK,” according to court documents. The girl told investigators the conversation consisted of “flirting” and “vaguely referencing sex,” according to court documents.
Around 11 p.m. on July 18, the night of the conversation, Maggiano sent the girl his address. She left her friend’s house and headed to meet him.
Once the teen arrived at his house, Maggiano got into her car, according to court documents. They reportedly drove to a nearby location where the 17-year-old performed oral sex on the teacher in the backseat of the car.
Maggiano reportedly stopped it and got out of the vehicle. He then sent the girl a text message and told her not to tell her friend what had occurred, records show.
In September, the case was brought to the attention of law enforcement and the girl agreed to start another conversation with Maggiano – this time with police watching.
During that conversation, Maggiano admitted that the teen performed oral sex on him, records show. He then asked the girl to delete the conversation after it occurred.
Maggiano appeared in court Tuesday afternoon where a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. His next court date is scheduled for September 22.
The 32-year-old teacher is charged with one count of second-degree sexual abuse, luring a minor, sexual misconduct, and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.
KOIN 6 News has been unable to reach Michael Paul De Muniz, Maggiano’s criminal defense attorney.