Former middle school teaching assistant arrested for allegedly having sex with 15-year-old student

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Demario Thomas

UPDATE:

Demario Thomas pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor in Sept. 2017. In Nov. 2017, He was sentenced to two years in jail, two years of probation and he was ordered to register as a sex offender.

ORIGINAL STORY:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man who formerly worked as a teaching assistant at a local middle school has been arrested for having sex with a 15-year-old student.

Police believe Demario Thomas, 29, and the student became involved in the sexual relationship at the end of May or beginning of June.

Thomas worked as a teaching assistant at a local middle school and police say that’s where he first met the victim.

Police say Thomas became involved with the student after he resigned from the school in April.

The sexual misconduct allegation was brought to the attention of police by a concerned family member.

During an interview with police on June 25, Thomas admitted he was aware of the victim’s age at the time of the sexual misconduct. Following this admission and after questioning concluded, he was arrested on a preliminary felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.