The story of Alex Tinsley, a Longmont High School teacher and karate club "sensei" arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child, started out creepy -- and it definitely hasn't changed directions.
The latest: Tinsley reportedly told police he had multiple trysts with the student in his pickup truck -- and he was interested in moving their sexual relationship to the air.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Tinsley told police "he had sex with the student about a half-dozen times in his pickup truck in parking lots, at trailheads and in open space areas in Boulder County."
He's also said to have left behind evidence aplenty about their dubious connection -- dozens of text messages, including one in which he reportedly asked the girl if she wanted to become a member of the Mile High Club.
This last invite takes on an even uglier edge in light of the fact that the teacher was arrested just prior to a planned flight to Japan with the karate club he oversaw.
Sounds like the victim in question could have used a few more lessons in self-defense before she encountered Tinsley.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.