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Florida middle-school teacher charged with having sex with 14-year-old student

February 20, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Florida middle-school teacher charged with having sex with 14-year-old student

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Florida police arrested a middle school teacher on Thursday who allegedly had sex with one a 14-year-old male student in her class a total of five times.

Investigators in the town of Sebring said on Friday that 38-year-old Stacy Lynn Hooks admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse three times with her student and performed oral sex two more times with the boy during the five encounters.

According to a police report cited by Highlands Today, detectives uncovered nude pictures of Hooks, which included a collage of her butt on the student’s cell phone.

Hooks now faces a litany of charges including lewd battery, electronic transmission of material harmful to a minor and traveling to meet a minor to engage in unlawful sexual conduct.

The Highlands County School Board immediately placed Hooks on administrative leave after her arrest and will vote on Tuesday whether to suspend her without pay.

An inquiry by the school board could also lead to her dismissal, the local newspaper reported.

Hooks, who is a 15-year-veteran has taught as a science teacher at Hill-Gustat Middle School, since 2012.

The relationship was uncovered after the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on Monday, regarding inappropriate contact between Hooks and a middle school student.

Hooks told deputies during an interview on Thursday that the pair struck up a relationship in May 2015 and had sex as recently as Feb. 5th.

Authorities are asking any additional victims or anyone who may have information about the case to contact the sheriff’s office’s special victims unit.

A judge has set bail at $625,000 for Hooks, who remains incarcerated.

Police have not released any further details including whether a lawyer is representing Hooks, who could respond to the allegations.

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