Teacher Sleeps With 14 Year Old Student and Gets Arrested
BEACON TRANSCRIPT – On Wednesday, the Volusia County deputies arrested a 26-year-old Volusia County teacher sleeps with 14 year old student and charged her with multiple counts of lascivious battery. Allegedly, the teacher slept with the eighth-grader at least two times, in addition to sending him sexually explicit pictures over social media.
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Following the accusations, 26-year-old Stephanie Peterson, a Volusia County elementary school teacher, was taken into custody and charged with lewdness, lascivious battery, and giving a minor a harmful substance.
According to Peterson’s arrest warrant, in or around November, the woman began taking an interested in one of her eighth-graders. Allegedly, the woman would send him nude pictures and entice him with lascivious text messages.
Things took a turn for the worst, as the woman would often swing by the 14-year-old’s house. Peterson would usually pick him up at 11 p.m. and bring him back at 1 or 2 a.m. The affair came to the authorities’ attention after the boy told his parents about what happened between him and the 26-year-old teacher.
Reportedly, when the two arrived at Peterson’s house, the woman would also entice the young boy to smoke marijuana before having sex. Furthermore, each time they left her house, the Volusia County teacher would tell the boy to keep their relationship a secret, as they would both get in trouble.
Fearing the worst, the eighth-grader’s parents called the authorities who, in turn, took Peterson into custody. In her defense, the Volusia County teacher declared that they’ve always used a condom and that on two separate occasions she refused to sleep with him because he did not wear any protection.
Peterson, who taught a science class at a Volusia County elementary school, resigned after the affair was brought to the attention of the authorities.
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