Phoenix Teacher Sentenced to Prison on Child Sex Charges


Phoenix Teacher Sentenced to Prison on Child Sex Charges

Nicole Wooten was once a physical education teacher at the Herrera School of Fine Arts & Dual Language located in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2005, she was accused of sexual conduct with a minor. At the time, the victim was a female eighth-grader.

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Nicole Wooten was once a physical education teacher at the Herrera School of Fine Arts & Dual
Language located in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2005, she was accused of sexual conduct with a minor. At the
time, the victim was a female eighth-grader.

The 38-year-old was charged with attempted child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, and
attempted sexual conduct with a minor. According to authorities, these offenses occurred in Wooten’s
home in Mesa, AZ. On December 1, Wooten pleaded guilty to these charges and was sentenced to 20
years in prison and lifetime supervised probation.

Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Arizona

Sexual conduct with a minor is defined by AZ law as intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual
intercourse or oral sexual contact with any individual who is under 18 years of age.

According to A.R.S. 13-1405, sexual conduct with a minor is charged in Arizona as follows:

-If the child is under 15 years of age, it is charged as a class 2 felony.
-If the minor is at least 15-years-old, it is charged as a class 6 felony.
-If the individual is the minor’s parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, legal guardian, foster parent,
teacher, clergymen, or priest, it is charged as a class 2 felony.

Arizona Sex Crime Attorney

In Arizona, sex crime laws are complex, and without the proper knowledge, they can be very difficult to
understand. Authorities will file sex crime charges based on someone else’s words, and sex crimes
charges come with significant and devastating consequences in Arizona. It can be devastating to be
wrongly accused of a sex crime. It is imperative that you retain a knowledgeable sex crimes attorney to
fight your case.
Jeremy Geigle is a criminal defense attorney and shareholder at JacksonWhite. He has been practicing
over 8 years and has handled thousands of felony and misdemeanor counts. He works in both adult and
juvenile court handling DUIs, aggravated felonies and sex crimes in Arizona. He works in Federal, State
and local jurisdictions including Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe and
Peoria. Mr. Geigle is a 5-Star-Client-Rated Attorney on Avvo. To read more about what former clients
are saying about hiring Mr. Geigle or to set up a free consultation, please visit
www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law.

Founded in 1983, JacksonWhite P.C. offers a full -range of services to assist individuals, families and
businesses with their legal needs. Since its inception, the Mesa firm has grown steadily to include 22
highly experienced attorneys and over 40 paralegals, legal assistants and staff. At this size, the firm is
large enough to offer the efficiency and technical expertise of larger firms, yet small enough to provide
clients with individualized, personalized attention. JacksonWhite has multiple offices around the state of
Arizona including a Mesa, Casa Grande and Peoria locations. For more information on a specific attorney
or area of practice, please visit www.jacksonwhitelaw.com, or www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-
defense-law.

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