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Sun Valley Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse

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Kevin Donaldson, 23, is charged with felony sexual abuse of a child under 16. - BLAINE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Blaine County Sheriff's Office
  • Kevin Donaldson, 23, is charged with felony sexual abuse of a child under 16.


A Sun Valley teachers faces a felony sex abuse charge after prosecutors said he sent nude photos to a student via the Grindr app.

This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports Kevin Donaldson, 23, of Sun Valley, is free on $75,000 bail following his arraignment in Blaine County Court.

Prosecutors said Sun Valley police were first contacted by the student, who said he had a "sexual encounter with an adult male" who was later identified as Donaldson. The student told authorities Donaldson sent three nude photos to the the minor, asking if he would like to engage in sex.

Donaldson was fired from his teaching job at Sun Valley's private Community School on Sept. 29, arrested later that day and arraigned on Sept. 30. Police said Donaldson's laptop and cellphone were seized as evidence.

Community School officials told the Mountain Express that Donaldson had been employed as a seventh-grade teacher beginning this semester. Donaldson's next court appearance, a preliminary hearing, is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9.