HS Coach/Math Teacher Accused of Groping 13-Year-Old Niece

Trust us when we say that there’s not much that surprises us in the world of bad jocks anymore. We’ve seen some pretty nasty sh*t over the past 11 years, some we have reported on and some we have ignored . . . mostly so we could forget it as quickly as possible. This time though, even we were surprised at the charges against Marcos Cantu, 39, a math teacher and wrestling coach at Valley Vista High School in Surprise (yes, we get the irony), Arizona.

It’s not that Cantu groped an underage girl. We’ve reported on that plenty of times before. Or that he had an inappropriate conversation about sex with the teen. Also pretty common. But to do both things to a 13-year-old girl who is also a relative? That’s a new one on us.

We want to repeat that Mr. Cantu is innocent until proven guilty, and we have scene instances where disturbed teens lie about these kinds of encounters to get attention or get back at an adult authority figure. But if proven true, this accusation would take this guy right at the bottom of the barrel.

A 39-year-old teacher at a Surprise high school has been arrested, accused of fondling a 13-year-old family member. Monday afternoon, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year-old Marcos Cantu at Valley Vista High School, where he is currently employed.  Cantu was booked into jail on one count of sexual abuse.  Detectives say that Cantu was driving a family member home from school when he fondled her breast over her clothing. The 13-year-old reported that the abuse occurred during an inappropriate sexual conversation between the two.

Surprise High School Teacher Accused of Fondling (My FOX Phoenix)