A teacher at an Arizona elementary school has been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a student.
The 27-year-old was taken into custody Thursday morning.
Police said they were notified by the school’s principal Wednesday night.
They say the allegations were brought to the principal by the parent of the 13-year-old boy, who reported finding text messages between the teacher and the boy.
The teacher is accused of having sex with the boy in both the classroom and in her car since Feb. 1.
Police also claim the pair traded sexually explicit texts, and that she also sent naked pictures of herself to him.
A teacher can be prosecuted for a sexual offense even if sexual acts with a student are consensual. Like any sex crime, a teacher who is convicted of having sex with a student faces a lifetime of social stigma as a registered sex offender on top of jail time and other consequences. Even if a teacher is not found guilty of having sex with a student, their career could be over as the media heavily reports on these cases and the mere accusation of such misconduct leads most to believe that he or she cannot be trusted in a position of authority over children.
Florida sex crimes, especially those involving minors, are punished harshly and you need a Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer on your side as soon as you are arrested. If you have been arrested for sexual misconduct with a student, do not hesitate to call our Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys at Whittel & Melton right away at 866-608-5529 for a free consultation. You can also fill out our free case evaluation form online 24/7 to request an appointment to meet with us. We will make sure your rights are protected and that you have the best defense possible.
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