Former high school teacher, wrestling coach sentenced for luring a minor
Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that 31-year-old Timothy Yee, a former Aloha High School teacher and wrestling coach, received a sentence that includes 120 days of jail followed by three years of formal probation for luring a minor.
After changing his plea, the court convicted Yee of two counts of luring a minor.
By pleading guilty, Yee admitted that he unlawfully and knowingly furnished and used a visual representation of sexual conduct for the purpose of inducing a minor to engage in sexual conduct on multiple occasions between June 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018.
The victim in this case was 16 years old when these crimes occurred and was a student at Aloha High School.
This investigation started in April of 2019 when the victim disclosed that Yee previously sent her a message on social media, commented on her body’s appearance and then sent her a nude photo of himself.
During the investigation, law enforcement learned Yee sent the victim multiple nude photos and several sexually explicit videos of himself.
As part of his sentence, Yee will have to register as a sex offender. While on probation, Yee must obey all laws and has been ordered not to have any contact with the victim. He will also be required to receive sex offender treatment through Multnomah County’s Department of Community Justice.
“Timothy Yee not only violated the law, but he violated and betrayed the professional and ethical standards and the trust we place in our educators,” said Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney BJ Park, who prosecuted this case. “His actions significantly harmed the victim, her family and the school community. Mr. Yee took advantage of his position to prey on the vulnerability of a high school student and groomed her into silence until she had the courage to come forward and report this abuse.”
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office recognizes Washington County Sheriff Detective Robert Rookhuyzen for his dedicated efforts on this case.
We also recognize District Attorney Victim Advocate Julie Jacob for the support and advocacy she provided the victim and her family throughout this case.