Florida private school teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with student

Florida private school teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with student

Posted For: Willie Wonka

A 42-year-old female teacher at a renowned Florida private school has been arrested for having sex with a student, according to police and administrators.

Jamie Melton, a high school English instructor at the $25,000-a-year Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, is facing criminal charges after allegedly having “sexual relations” with the student this month.

She was arrested Sunday for sexual battery a day after local authorities issued a warrant for her arrest.

“This woman was a trusted member of this community who was responsible for the education and well-being of students,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister in a statement. “Instead she violated that trust. As a parent I am disgusted and hope she faces full consequences for her actions.”

Deputies said they believe it was an isolated incident but are investigating if Milton had inappropriate contact with any other students at the K-12 school

Chronister did not release an age or sex for the victim in the case and more details are expected with the release of court papers later today.

In a letter to parents, the school’s principal, Sara Rubenstein, said Melton was charged with relations with a student over 12 and under 18.

“Ms. Melton has had an unblemished teaching record and we have not had any concerns about her conduct prior,” she wrote. “Ms. Melton has been suspended from her position immediately.”

 

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