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Athletic trainer faces child-seduction charges

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — A Fort Wayne woman faces charges after police say she engaged in a sexual relationship with an underage student that she met while working at the school he went to.

A probable cause affidavit says Cayla Pusey met the student while she was working as a sports trainer at the victim’s school, Eastbrook High School in Marion. The two exchanged contact information so he could consult her about an injury.

The relationship turned sexual, with the two exchanging nude photos and explicit messages. They eventually engaged in a sex act.

The victim’s mother told police that Pusey approached her about the two continuing their relationship. The mother told Pusey it was unacceptable. She also told police that she was unaware of the sexual nature of the relationship.

The mother told police she told Pusey that she would not report her as long as she ended their relationship and transferred to a different assignment.

A school official told police that Pusey was an athletic trainer for the school. She also said students were expected to respect Pusey while she worked there as a person of some authority, and that he would not have let a student play if Pusey told him there were not physically fit.

Pusey was eventually arrested following an investigation and preliminarily charged with two counts of child seduction.

Jacob Burbrink

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