Senecca Turner

Senecca Turner, a former Cienega High School employee, pled guilty to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor in February. 


A former Cienega High School assistant basketball coach and security staff member pleaded guilty to attempted sexual conduct with a student in separate incidents beginning in October 2017. 

Senecca Turner, 37, entered a guilty plea for two felony counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor on Feb. 22, court documents say.

On Feb. 14, 2018, school administration at Cienega High School notified their resource officer about a possible inappropriate relationship between a student and Turner.

Authorities were told there were indications Turner had sent explicit Instagram messages to the 17-year-old girl. They learned later that the girl was a part of the girl's basketball team.

Documents say the alleged incidents occurred between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2017, and Dec. 1, 2017, through Feb. 14, 2018.

Turner was initially arrested on suspicion of having sexual intercourse with the student.

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Sentencing is scheduled for April 8.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.