Ann Kuroki, a former standout athlete and student at Hershey, was charged Friday with sexual assault of a minor at a high school where she coached in Idaho.
Kuroki, 26, allegedly had an intimate relationship with a male student age 16-17, according to KMVT television in Twin Falls, Idaho.
She was working at Gooding High as a junior varsity boys basketball coach and a teacher’s assistant, according to news reports. Gooding is about 100 miles southeast of Boise.
Kuroki was promptly fired from her job.
She was charged Tuesday with six felony counts of sexual battery of a minor child, as well as two misdemeanor counts of giving alcohol to a minor. She pled not guilty to the misdemeanor alcohol charges.
Bond was set at $50,000. A preliminary hearing on the six felony charges is set for Jan. 18, the Associated Press reported.
If convicted, Kuroki faces the possibility of life imprisonment.
Police acted on an anonymous tip that Kuroki could be having a relationship with a male student, KMVT reported.
Kuroki graduated from Hershey High in 2010. She played college basketball for North Platte Community College, and moved on to Southern Virginia University, where she graduated in 2015.
She has no prior criminal record.