Taylor J Anderson an English teacher at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, turned herself in on Monday at Manatee County Jail
Anderson, 38, who is a teacher at the elite $84,000-a-year boarding school in Florida was arrested for ‘having sex with underage male student on a beach’
She was charged with sexual battery by custodial authority, traveling to meet a minor and transmission of harmful material to a minor
She allegedly had sex with an underage student in the backseat of her car after the two spoke over Instagram, Snapchat and Facetime for at least two months
Evidence from the victim’s phone revealed two Facetime video recordings where Anderson was wearing an IMG Academy shirt before exposing her breasts
Anderson was only employed at the school in January, but the school immediately suspended the teacher from campus when they learned of the rumor and fired her the next day
After her arrest the teacher lawyered up, refusing to speak to detectives
However, court documents detailed how she wanted the victim ‘to watch and look up videos depicting scenes in which younger…have sexual relations with older females’
A teacher at an elite $84,000-a-year boarding school in Florida has been arrested and charged with having sex with an underage male student after cops caught wind of the relationship from rumors among students.
Taylor J Anderson an English teacher at the prestigious IMG Academy, in Bradenton, turned herself in to Manatee County Jail on Monday.
Anderson, 38, who had been employed at the school less than six months, was also fired and banned from the campus of the preparatory boarding and sports training school.
The allegations emerged in July after school administrators, who had heard rumors of the relationship, confronted the student victim who admitted they had sex.
The school also contacted the student’s family, and reported the incident to the local authorities.
When questioned by detectives the student told them Anderson picked him up from his home and the two went to Culver’s before driving to a Manatee County beach for their tryst, as reported by the Bradenton Herald.
The pair first started communicating via Instagram at some point in July and continued to converse through Snapchat and Facetime.
According to the Herald they had already talked about having sex before agreeing to meet up sometime in early August.
When administrators at the top flight preparatory boarding and sports training school first heard about the relationship they immediately banned Anderson from the campus in Bradenton and ‘contacted the student’s family, and reported the incident to local authorities’.
The student supposedly knew that Anderson had previously communicated with other IMG Academy students through the social media site. But the teacher was new to the school, having only been hired in January.
Detectives seized Anderson’s personal cellphone on September 15 and investigators searched her car for evidence. The victim’s family allowed officers to comb through his phone for evidence, as well
Anderson’s phone records revealed communication between her and the victim in August.
The boy’s phone had two recordings of Facetime videos – form July 24 and August 24 – where he and the teacher were both seen masturbating – In one video Anderson was wearing an IMG Academy shirt before exposing her breasts. In the other footage, the victim watched as Anderson masturbated on her bed.
Detectives also found two photos from the victim’s phone that appear to have been taken from the backseat of Anderson’s car while she was driving, as reported by the Herald.
The student’s name was redacted form the affidavit but it said that he stopped talking to the teacher when it ‘became weird’.
The court documents detailed how Anderson wanted the victim ‘to watch and look up videos depicting scenes in which younger…have sexual relations with older females’.
On the strength of the evidence from the student’s phone, police obtained an arrest warrant for Anderson.
She was charged with sexual battery by custodial authority, traveling to meet a minor and transmission of harmful material to a minor.
When officers arrived at her home last week with the arrest warrant, Anderson was nowhere to be found. She reportedly even took a trip out of state before turning herself in.
However, the unlawful teacher invoked her right to legal counsel and refused to speak to detectives.