Washoe County, Nevada – A high school teacher in Washoe County was taken into custody after a disturbing occurrence. Washoe County School District Police Department investigators arrested 32-year-old Ryley Coker on Thursday, September 21. Coker is charged with several felonies relating to children, including the solicitation of a juvenile for prostitution and the abuse of a child including sexual exploitation.
The investigation into Coker’s activities was initiated by WCSD PD detectives, who worked in collaboration with the Regional Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit. The investigation was triggered by information suggesting that Coker had been in contact with a juvenile and had engaged in solicitation for prostitution.
In response to the arrest and pending legal proceedings, the school district took immediate action, placing Coker on emergency suspension without pay. Coker, who had been employed by the district since 2014, was most recently serving as a special education math teacher at Hug High School.
The Washoe County School District maintains a stringent hiring policy that requires all prospective employees to successfully pass a criminal background check before being hired.
As the investigation unfolds, detectives are urging anyone with information related to this case to come forward and assist with the ongoing inquiry. Those with information can contact the Washoe County School Police Department at (775) 348-0285, reach out to Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900, or visit secretwitness.com. Alternatively, information can be shared with School Secret Witness at (775) 329-6666.
Credits: Fox Reno
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