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Tucson High School counselor arrested for alleged sexual relationship with student

Tucson police say on May 3, detectives received a report of an inappropriate relationship between the counselor, 29-year-old Zobella Brazil Vinik, and a student.

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson High School counselor is behind bars, accused of sexually abusing a student at the school.

The Tuscon Police Department said on May 3, detectives received a report of an inappropriate relationship between the counselor, 29-year-old Zobella Brazil Vinik, and a 15-year-old student.

Police said detectives conducted interviews and served multiple search warrants on various electronic devices and found probable cause to arrest Vinik.

Detectives notified staff at the school and police said on May 11, Vinik turned herself in to the police.

Vinik was charged with one count of sexual conduct with a minor and was booked into the Pima County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to call 911 or 88-CRIME anonymously.

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