TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a former Tigard High School teacher and coach accused of sexually abusing two students.
Tigard police spokesman Jim Wolf says 40-year-old Marcus Jolley was arrested at home Thursday after a Washington County grand jury indicted him.
Wolf says the investigation began last summer and recently intensified when a second person came forward.
He says one victim was allegedly abused throughout the year while attending Tigard High in 2005 and the other was a student in 2016.
"It's just been devastating," said Susan Stark Haydon, director of community relations for Tigard-Tualatin School District. "We feel terrible in every way you can feel terrible about it. Terrible he's been accused, terrible it involves students, terrible it involves staff."
A July 2016 press release from the Sherwood School District announced that Jolley had been named an associate principal at Sherwood Middle. He was making the move after 11 years as a language arts teacher at Tigard High. He is no longer listed as a staff member at Sherwood Middle School.
The release also said Jolley was a 9th grade language arts teacher at Southridge High School in Beaverton from 2001 to 2004.
Tigard investigators ask that anyone with information call 503-718-2677 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jolley posted bail after an initial court appearance. He returned to court February 12th during which time his attorney asked the court to allow Jolley an exception to a no-contact with minors order. The exception would allow him to see his two children. The judge said she would consider the request, and decide at a future hearing. Jolley did not answer questions from reporters as he left the hearing.