Teacher Arrested Charged with Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation

Destiny School Teacher and Local Coach Randy Escobedo was arrested and charged with Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation back on October 8th, 2013. The alleged victim in the case is a 14-year-old female. Escobedo was released on a $14,000. bond.

Destiny School sent out the notice posted below, KQSS added the mugshot to the notice for the purpose of posting here.

Escobedo was listed on the Gila County Jail check in list but there was no information provided on the GCSO Activity Log about the incident. KQSS contacted Gila County Detective Emmett Dickinson to get more information. He said in Esocbedo’s defense “Everybody makes mistakes.” When asked why the Sheriff’s Office hadn’t sent out notice to the community and parents, he said there was no need to because “It’s not like that.” Dickinson also said that he didn’t think the fact that Escobedo is related to someone within the Sheriff’s Office was relevant and that

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it had nothing to do with why the Sheriff’s Office failed to send out notice to the community. Dickinson said he was just busy that day.

It was reported that this case has been conflicted out to another county for prosecution.

Escobedo Desitny School notice Teacher Arrested Charged with Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation

13-3554. Luring a minor for sexual exploitation; classification

A. A person commits luring a minor for sexual exploitation by offering or soliciting sexual conduct with another person knowing or having reason to know that the other person is a minor.

B. It is not a defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section that the other person is not a minor.

C. Luring a minor for sexual exploitation is a class 3 felony, and if the minor is under fifteen years of age it is punishable pursuant to section 13-705.

13-705. Dangerous crimes against children; sentences; definitions

E. Except as otherwise provided in this section, if a person is at least eighteen years of age or has been tried as an adult and is convicted of a dangerous crime against children involving luring a minor for sexual exploitation or unlawful age misrepresentation and is sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the term of imprisonment is as follows and the person is not eligible for release from confinement on any basis except as specifically authorized by section 31-233, subsection A or B until the sentence imposed by the court has been served, the person is eligible for release pursuant to section 41-1604.07 or the sentence is commuted:

 Minimum Presumptive Maximum 5 years 10 years 15 years

 

11 comments for “Teacher Arrested Charged with Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation

  1. Susan K
    October 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Important to note that Escobedo’s was arrested and his name was on the jail check in sheet put out by the Gila County Sheriff’s Office. So in a glass 1/2 full way, this is still a step in the right direction and positive change for the Sheriff’s Office as in the past no one would have likely been arrested or charged. The entire incident would have likely been brushed under the rug.

  2. concerned
    October 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I am really concerned that there are more victims. and would hope that effort to reach out to them is being made.

  3. Sonia
    October 24, 2013 at 6:53 am

    This is really unfortunate & shocking. My kids go to Destiny and really liked “Mr. E.” At least the situation was stopped before it got worse (that we know of). :(

  4. really are you serious
    October 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    This guy was caught and arrested for “luring” a 14yr old for sex, and Det Dickinson says “it’s not like that” ??

  5. Want to Know
    September 23, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I heard he was convicted, but that the records will be “sealed.” Why all the secrecy?

    • Susan K
      September 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      I’m not sure why, but I am looking into it. We have to stand together to let them know, public record is not just for the little people! At first I was told by the clerks office it was sealed because of a new law that passed on September of 2013, that they claim was intended to protect the minor. Through further questioning and research, the ARS number they gave me did not exist and I called the state legislators office and they said there was no such law passed.

  6. Shawn Macaulay
    September 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    He has a few relatives working at the Sheriffs office, I do not know if he or his wife have relatives at the county, but–somthing is not right. It is common to cover the victim’s idenity, but not seal the offenders records.

    • Susan K
      September 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      His relative is the Clerk of the Court. I like her, but I think it may play into it.

  7. concerned
    September 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Really disgusted that this was swept under the rug so to speak, and yes it is very likely that there are more victims.

  8. Lilly Jenkins
    October 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Susan K, please update the mug shot page. If the elected officials are too busy to do their job the people of Gila County still need to know on sight who the bad guys are. I check the mug shot page every time I am on your site.

    Oh and Dickerson you still need your ass kicked. Resign and let a REAL officer do the job.

    As for the Clerk of Court, shame on you for misleading the public. Resign or walk around with your head down in shame.

  9. Lilly Jenkins
    October 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Damn I am mad!!!!!

    Dickerson you stupid stupid little man. It was a year ago that this happened. Do you know how many other children you may have placed in danger? And you are now judge and jury.

    YOU NEED YOUR ASS KICKED!!!!!!!!!!

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