An employee of Grand Canyon University is accused of sexually abusing a student.
Grand Canyon University Employee Suspected of Sexually Abusing Underage Student
24-year-old Grand Canyon University employee Joshua Basulto has been accused of sexually abusing an underage student from the school.
According to the police, on Friday the 17-year-old victim was at Basulto’s home in North Phoenix, near the intersection of 27th Avenue and Jomax Road, watching a movie. Basulto is a friend of the victim’s family.
Police say that while Basulto’s wife was away from the home, the girl went to sleep in a spare bedroom. Basulto is accused of sexually abusing her in that spare bedroom later in the night.
Court records say that the girl is originally from California and a student at Grand Canyon University, where Basulto reportedly works.
The girl contacted the police and then saw a sexual assault examiner who confirmed that she suffered injuries related to a “non-consensual act.”
According to the police, Basulto confessed to the crime in a recorded call with the victim. He is being held on a $50,000 bond for sexual abuse and sexual conduct with a minor.