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Court docs: Wahluke High School student demanded changed grades for sex with teacher

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Court documents are providing more details following the arrest of a Wahluke High School teacher for alleged sexual misconduct with a student last week. Probable Cause documents provided to KHQ by the Grant County Sheriff's Office Monday reveal the student used a mobile app to meet up with an older man for sex. When the student found out that older man was in fact his teacher, Michael L. Smith, the 17-year-old demanded Smith change his grades or give him money.

According to the court documents, the high schooler told Grant County authorities he used an app on his phone called Grindr to locate a partner to set up a sexual encounter. The student used the app's messenger feature to talk with a 42-year-old man known by the profile name "Daddy." The student said the app was able to show that the older man was in the same school, but he said he didn't know who the man was.

The court documents say the student received messages from "Daddy" and eventually the two agreed to meet up and have sex. "Daddy" told the student to go to his aunt's house, leave the front door unlocked and go upstairs to his room. The court documents say the student was also instructed to blindfold himself, get naked and wait for the older man to show up.

According to the documents, "Daddy" came into the house and had sex with the student for a few minutes, but was scared away when the student's friends showed up. The friends told the student that when they showed up they peeked into the house and saw the man who looked like Mr. Smith. They described what Smith was wearing at the time.

When the student showed up at school the next day, he saw Mr. Smith wearing the same clothes and confronted him the next day about the encounter. According to the documents, Mr. Smith admitted to the student that we was the older man, and then told the student to meet him at the school store, where Smith performed oral sex on the high schooler.

The documents state the student told Mr. Smith to stop and that we was upset. He told Mr. Smith he needed to pay him or change his grades.  When Mr. Smith told him no, the student left.

Authorities interviewed Smith a few days later. After reading Smith his rights, the court documents say Smith admitted to having sex with the 17-year-old and described using the same app to chat with the student. The documents say Smith's statement was very similar to the student's account of what happened.

According to the documents, Smith said the student demanded between $50 and $200. When Smith told the student he didn't have money to spare, he demanded Smith change his grades. 

Detectives arrested Smith last week for two counts of 1st Degree Sexual Misconduct with a minor, and one count of Communicating with a minor for Immoral Purposes (via social media).

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