Amber Telford is a former dancer for the NBA Utah Jazz and a dance teacher in Salt Lake City who has been arrested and charged for allegedly having a sex with one of her students, a 17-year-old male.
The 33-year-old Amber Telford (mugshot photo above) is a dance teacher and the owner of Collette’s Dancing School, located in West Jordan, Utah, near Salt Lake City. Due to her former association with the Utah Jazz in particular, the case has received international notice.
According to local station Fox 13 in Utah quoting the probable cause statement, it is alleged that Telford began a sexual relationship with the alleged 17-year-old male victim, who was one of her students. It is alleged that she initially groomed him by buying him “clothing and other personal items.” It is further alleged that she paid for his participation in a dance competition held at Disneyland and that, in contrast, her other students had to pay for themselves.
According to the documents, a private investigator hired by Telford’s husband observed the alleged victim to be spending the night at Telford’s home after she picked him up in the middle of the night. It’s further alleged that Telford and the alleged victim engaged in sexual activity in her parked vehicle in a church parking lot.
The alleged sexual relationship was ongoing from September to December of last year. The documents also allege that the private investigator found Telford and the teenager engaged in sexual activity in her dance studio. The investigator had posed as a security guard and found the two together naked under a blanket.
Police say that Telford admitted to them that she had engaged in sex with the alleged victim seven times.
Amber Telford arrested and was booked into Salt Lake County Metro Jail. She has been charged with seven third-degree felony counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
As for Amber Telford’s bio and professional background, according to the information on the Web site for her dance studio she is a former dancer for the NBA Utah Jazz and also participated, as a dancer, at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
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