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Florida man catches stepdaughter, 15, having sex with married dance teacher, 38

January 15, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Florida man catches stepdaughter, 15,  having sex with married dance teacher, 38

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A married dance teacher in Florida was taken into custody after she purportedly had sex with one of her underage female students.

Haven Dance Studio teacher Lauren Debenedetta has been charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery against a minor.

The 15-year-old teen’s stepfather discovered Debenedetta nude in the girl’s room on December 19th.

The victim was at home because she was sick, and her stepfather came to the house to check on her before he noticed the dance teacher’s car in the driveway.

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

The teen said that her dance instructor was hiding next to the bed when the victim’s stepfather opened a door since she was naked.

The girl demanded that her stepfather close the door – and he shut it, left the house and called her mother.

He later came back and found Debenedetta on a couch. He then reportedly told her to get out.

Debenedetta was arrested on Monday and has posted bail

The 15-year-old said that Debenedetta had asked if she could come over, and brought soup before they went into the bedroom.

She added that there was kissing and other sexual activities.

Debenedetta had reportedly purchased a cell phone for the teen, and authorities discovered messages that said “I love you!” and “I love you too!” between the two of them.

There were also alleged incidents that happened at dance class and the teacher’s home.

The girl said her instructor called her into her office and would kiss her and touch her, NBC 2 reported.

The North Port Sun said that the owner of Haven Dance Studio, Ted Fields – who is Debenedetta’s husband, emailed students and their families, stating: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce Haven Dance will be closed immediately.”

The woman was arrested on Monday and has been released since posting bail.

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