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Man faces child seduction charges

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A Greenwood Community High School teacher was arrested during the weekend after police found him naked in a truck with one of his students.

Tim H. Guilfoy, 36, of 849 Country Lane, Indianapolis, was arrested on two charges of child seduction, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report said.

He taught physical education and health at the high school, Superintendent Kent DeKoninck said. Guilfoy had been a teacher at Greenwood schools for 14 years, according to state records. He also was the girls golf coach.

Indianapolis police found Guilfoy and a 17-year-old student early Saturday, after receiving a call about a suspicious vehicle. Officers found a truck parked in the 8800 block of South Madison Avenue, just north of County Line Road, and asked the driver to roll down the window.

Guilfoy was naked, and when police asked what he and the female were doing, Guilfoy told the officers they were having sex, the report said.

He told police that he was a teacher in Greenwood and that the female was his student, the report said.

Indiana law defines child seduction as when a sexual relationship occurs between someone 16 and 18 years old and an adult in a position of trust, such as a teacher.

The police investigation remains ongoing.

Police haven’t released how long the two had been involved in a relationship or how it started.

Guilfoy has been a teacher at Greenwood schools since 2000 and coached varsity girls golf for several years.

Indianapolis police told Greenwood school officials about the arrest Saturday, and Guilfoy resigned from the school district the next day, DeKoninck said. He declined to release further information and said the school district will fully cooperate with law enforcement and provide anything needed for the investigation, DeKoninck said.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is waiting for the investigation to be complete before deciding what, if any, charges to file, a spokesperson said.

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