Affidavit outlines charges against middle school teacher


WICHITA, Kansas – Terry Couch, a physical education teacher at Mayberry Middle School until late January, has now been charged accused of sex crimes against a student.

Like many in the community, KSN has been searching for answers about why he was charged.

Thursday, KSN obtained the charging affidavit that spells out the allegations against Couch.

The probable-cause affidavit details the evidence that led police to arrest Couch after the alleged victim, one of Couch’s students, came forward.

The document alleges the incidents began on November 7, 2015 and continued through January 25th of this year.

The victim told the school counselor that Couch had taken her to his apartment on several occasions.  Couch also allegedly asked the student into his bedroom, and hugged her for five to eight minutes as she tried to pull away.

It points to other alleged incidents when Couch allegedly touched her in other places and tried to kiss her.

The document says Couch sent her several text messages and called her on the phone.  In several of those communications, Couch allegedly told the victim if she was older he would want to marry her.

Couch bonded out of jail on February 19th and remains on administrative leave from the school district.

Couch has retained legal counsel, and KSN is awaiting word from authorities about his next court date.

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