Thurston teacher allegedly sexually abused student, court documents say

The crimes allegedly span from July to December of this year.

Posted: Dec 15, 2020 12:01 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2020 7:38 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The victim in a sexual abuse case involving a teacher at Thurston High School is a student, court documents say.

Lisa DeFluri faces 10 counts of second-degree sex abuse, according to the charging document from Lane County District Attorney Patty Perlow.

The victim was reportedly under the age of 18 during the crimes, which allegedly span from July to December of this year. 

DeFluri was head coach of the Colts girls basketball team last season, but due to COVID-19 no coaches have been assigned this year.

Principal Chris Reiersgaard initially told families that DeFluri was on leave and that a long-term substitute had been brought in. Springfield Police later informed the district that DeFluri had been arrested following their investigation.

If you have concerns or information, you should contact police at 541-726-3714.

Back in 2015, DeFluri and her husband Steve Twomey were in the national spotlight when they tied the knot at the Rose Bowl. Their story was featured on CNN.

DeFluri has taught mathematics and the school website lists her as an English teacher.

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