Florida teacher arrested after 15-year-old student records video of their sex romp on his phone and hands it to police
Florida English teacher Desiree Cartin Rodriguez was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious assault on a child and is held on $7,500 bond per the jail records.
A Florida English teacher was arrested for having sex with a 15-year-old student after the boy showed proof of the same to cops. The student had recorded a video of one of their encounters, said police, NBC Miami reported.
According to an arrest affidavit, Desiree Cartin Rodriguez, 27, who teaches English I and English II at Doral Academy Preparatory School faces a felony charge of lewd and lascivious assault on a child.
Police began investigating her when they received an anonymous tip about the relationship between Rodriguez and the 15-year-old boy. An anonymous email was sent to an employee of Doral Academy Preparatory School after which the police were alerted.
The student told police that their relationship began in late August. It was also revealed that this relationship began with Rodriguez kissing the boy during lunch hours and after school. He also said that he would stay in Rodriguez's classroom after class and during lunch hour. The two of them would communicate through text messages and meet outside of his home. They would then engage in sexual acts in Rodriguez's car. Some of the encounters were filmed by the student on his phone.
Rodriguez was taken into custody by Doral Police Department after which she corroborated the allegations against her. Upon learning of the allegations against Rodriguez, the academy's principal was suspended. The current status of Rodriguez at the school is not known yet.
Speaking about the incident, a representative of the school Carlos Ferralls said, "Protecting our students is our No. 1 priority. Our safety protocols and procedures allowed us to timely address this matter. There was minimal disruption to our students or their class time. I appreciate your trust and support."
According to a NY Post, Rodriguez is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious assault on a child and is held on $7,500 bond per the jail records.