Alex Tinsley: Longmont teacher allegedly wanted to help student join Mile High Club | The Latest Word | Denver | Denver Westword | The Leading Independent News Source in Denver, Colorado
Navigation

Alex Tinsley: Longmont teacher allegedly wanted to help student join Mile High Club

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...
Share this:
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.

BEFORE YOU GO...
Can you help us continue to share our stories? Since the beginning, Westword has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver — and we'd like to keep it that way. Our members allow us to continue offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food, and culture with no paywalls.