Florida school teacher charged after having sex in classroom, multiple times, with 12-year-old student he called his ‘girlfriend’
Florida teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old student, allegedly confessed when questioned by cops
Science teacher David Augustine Hodge Jr., has been accused of having sex with the pre-teen whom he called his “girlfriend”, in a classroom, multiple times
Hodge Jr., 30, was charged Wednesday with four counts of engaging in sexual acts with a child
Hodge who was also the chess club mentor at West Homestead K-8 Center, allegedly started grooming the girl last year October
Victim told detectives that she and Hodge eventually started sexting
Miami-Dade County Public Schools ‘immediately removed Hodge from the campus when the girl’s parents reported the allegations
Hodge ‘is in the process of being fired’ the Miami-Dade County public Schools District announced
A teacher in a Miami-Dade County school has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old student whom he called his “girlfriend”. The pair reportedly, had their liaisons in a classroom – multiple times.
David Augustine Hodge Jr., 30, was charged on Wednesday with four counts of engaging in sexual acts with a child after the girl’s parents discovered the alleged abuse and reported him, the crime.
The child’s parents went to the West Homestead K-8 Center on January 6 and reported that a teacher at the school was having sex with their daughter.
Police say Hodge Jr, a science teacher and chess club mentor at West Homestead K-8 Center, allegedly started grooming the girl, who is now 13, in October last year.
He and the girl first started messaging each other via text and Instagram about school-related topics — but the conversations shifted to a sexual nature, cops said.
The girl told detectives that she and Hodge eventually started sexting – exchanging nude photos.
A month into the exchanges, Hodge allegedly asked the girl to start meeting him in a classroom on Friday afternoons after chess club finished. He told the student to tell her parents she was staying late for tutoring, police said.
Hodge is accused of having sex with the girl twice and engaging in other sex acts multiple times between November and last month.
The girl told detectives that she believed Hodge was her boyfriend and that they were in a romantic and sexual relationship together.
The teacher allegedly confessed when questioned by cops.
The school district said they immediately removed Hodge from the campus when the girl’s parents reported the allegations and he is in the process of being fired.
“Miami-Dade County Public Schools is deeply troubled by the disturbing allegations made against this individual,” a statement from the district said.
“As soon as the claims surfaced, the employee was immediately removed from the school setting. After a thorough investigation by the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department, this individual was subsequently arrested. Conduct such as the one he is accused of will not be tolerated.
“As such, the District has initiated employment termination proceedings, and will ensure the individual is precluded from seeking future employment with the District.”
David Hodge was refused bail when he appeared at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse on Thursday. He’s being held at the county jail without bond.
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