INDIANAPOLIS (March 5, 2014) – A former Greenwood High School teacher caught having sex with a student appeared in court Wednesday morning.
Timothy Guilfoy, 36, taught physical education. He also coached girls golf and strength conditioning. He faces seven counts of child seduction following a March 1 incident in which he was found naked in his pickup truck with a 17-year-old student. He resigned over the weekend, school officials said.
According to court documents, police were called to an apartment complex in the 8800 block of Madison Avenue after someone noticed Guilfoy’s truck in the parking lot and thought it was suspicious. The resident said there had been several vehicle break-ins nearby and knew the vehicle didn’t belong there.
When police approached, they saw that the windows were “blacked out” and the windshield was covered. Officers knocked on the driver’s side window and demanded that someone talk to them. When Guilfoy lowered the window, police said he was “completely nude.” Police asked Guilfoy what he was doing; he replied, “We are having sex,” according to the probable cause affidavit.
Guilfoy told police the teenager with him in the truck was a former student. He’d taught her as a freshman in PE although the girl is now a senior. The two exchanged messages via text and Twitter and she sent him inappropriate photos, according to court documents.
Guilfoy told police he’d met privately with the student on four occasions; the third and fourth meetings involved sex. He said he knew the relationship was inappropriate and illegal, given that he was the girl’s teacher. When asked why he did it, Guilfoy responded, “I don’t know, attention, I guess pathetic.”
His next court date is in April.