A Florida elementary school teacher, 30-year-old Davis Augustine Hodge Jr. is facing several charges for reportedly having sex with a 13-year-old student. According to Fox, the sexual encounters allegedly occurred in the classroom and Hodge identified the former student as his
Officials say the 30-year-old was affiliated with the school’s chess club and so was the 13-year-old girl. The sexual encounters occurred when the club met on Fridays after school
“at the West Homestead K-8 Center.”
Hodge and the teen met four different times each time involving sexual encounters. Authorities say the teacher admitted to having sexual contact with the minor. Officials revealed that Hodge was the teen’s science teacher the previous year when she was 12 years old. Hodge the teen originally began to communicate via social media.
They conversed on Instagram as the conversations initially began regarding school and then eventually turned into a sexual relationship. The relationship also included them sending each other nudes. Court records say he eventually told the girl to lie to her parents so they can see each other and advised her to tell them that
“she was staying after school for tutoring.”
The student and Hodge engaged in sexual activity three times in November and another time on Jan. 6, officials say.
A parent of a 13-year-old student, who met Hodges revealed that she is
by the allegations made against him.
“My daughter is 13, she’s in the classroom with them. They’ve talked to this teacher,”
said Alexandria Jackson.
“They all think that he’s a great teacher, and he’s just grooming little girls. That’s crazy,”
the parent continued, reports WSVN.
Another parent said,
“That’s my daughter’s homeroom teacher. It’s shocking, it’s disgusting.”
“After a thorough investigation by the Miami-Dade 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,”
Miami-Dade Public Schools said in a statement.
Hodges is reportedly behind bars as he has been charged with
“four counts of engaging in a sex act with a minor older than 12,” Fox reported.
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