Photo: Amy Denise Emerald
TUOLUMNE – On July 30th a staff member with the Tuolumne County School system was arrested after a sexual abuse allegation against her was investigated.
42-year-old Amy Denise Emerald was a staff member who served as a sports team coordinator and coach. She began in 2001 as the girl’s sophomore basketball coach and in 2011 became the head varsity coach.
The abuse is reported to have begun when the student, a former student and sports player, was 15 years old at Sonora High School.
The press release states that “an investigation was conducted, and it was determined there was enough evidence for an arrest.”
The charges that Emerald faces are lewd and lascivious acts with a child. Her bail is set at $50,000.