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Army recruiter accused of sexual relationship with minor applicant

Posted May 17, 2018 5:43 p.m. EDT

— Buckeye police have arrested a high school army recruiter for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a minor applicant in the program.

Joseph Humberto Cooper-Breceda, 25, faces three counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Cooper-Breceda oversees the Army recruiting program at Verrado high school.

According to police, Cooper-Breceda admitted having three sexual encounters with the 17-year-old girl. He also told police he was aware the victim was 17 years old.

He also reportedly dated an 18-year-old "future soldier" in his program, according to the police report.

Additionally, in the police report, Cooper-Breceda told police he "messed up."

He is due back in court May 17.