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New school year, new school trouble in Pinellas

Courtesy of BayNews9 website, the new school year brought forth new problems with school kids and underage sex. One of these cases even included a female teacher seducing a student!

A former St. Petersburg teacher has been arrested, accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year-old boy.

According to detectives, the 39-year-old teacher befriended the victim while she was a teacher at a private school in St. Petersburg.

Detectives said the suspect and the victim began texting each other via phone in mid-June and then they began to meet up at various locations throughout Pinellas County.

Detectives said the victim and the suspect engaged in sexual activity at an undisclosed location on or around July 5. The adult has been charged with one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

Detectives said since she is a former teacher and had frequent contact with children, there could be other victims. They had asked anyone with more information to please come forward.

It is not just teachers getting involved with children.

A man police said fled naked after being caught in bed with a 12-year-old Saint Petersburg girl has been arrested on one count of lewd and lascivious battery.

St. Petersburg Police had been searching for the 46-year-old man since August 8th.

Police said the girl’s grandmother walked into her granddaughter's room around 1 a.m. and discovered the man under her bed covers. When the grandmother pulled back the covers, he jumped through the window, naked and ran off, police said.

Investigators believe the defendant called the girl on the phone and arranged for her to let him in through her bedroom window.

The man is an acquaintance of the family.

Police said while he was cooperative at the time of his arrest, but made no statement to investigators.