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Teacher, accused of sex with student, jailed after suicide attempt

Megan Edge

A 36-year-old former music teacher from Nikiski accused of having a sex with a 15-year-old student has been released from a local hospital to the Anchorage Correctional Complex, according to Kenai Assistant District Attorney Amanda Browning.

Jeremy Anderson faces seven charges of sexual abuse of a minor  related to what Alaska State Troopers say were multiple sexual encounters with the girl. During the first weeks of May, the teen told another teacher at Nikiski Middle-High School—which serves students in grades six through 12—that she had been sexually involved with Anderson multiple times since February, according to court documents.

On May 8, the day the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Alaska State Troopers were notified of the incidents, Anderson was placed on administrative leave. He fled the school before law enforcement arrived and called his wife to tell her he was going to commit suicide, according to charging documents.

Troopers found him the following day at Mile 15 of the Kenai Spur Highway, but due to injuries he sustained he was taken to an Anchorage hospital, which delayed his arrest. He was eventually arrested June 5.

Browning said that Anderson will remain at the Anchorage jail and will have to report telephonically for hearings in his case or be transported to Kenai, but she said those decisions are up to the Department of Corrections.

Anderson remains in custody with bail set at $150,000 and a third-party custodian required for his release. Should he make bail, Anderson is to have no contact with minors. His next court appearance is set for July 14.

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