A Florida teacher’s aide at a private school was arrested on charges that she had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student with behavioral issues, Florida Today reported.
Police began investigating Alana Chasky, 35, last month, after allegations that she began an inappropriate sexual relationship with the teen student at Riverdale Country Day School after meeting him while working as a school bus aide.
In early September, the boy’s mother showed police sexual messages between Chasky and her son on the boy’s phone after the boy was arrested in connection with a burglary at the teacher’s aide’s house.
The inappropriate text messages included video of the two in Chasky’s bed and a photo of them together in their underwear, according to The Brevard Times. Police were able to match the number on the sexts to Chasky’s cell phone.
No inappropriate contact happened at the school, according to police, and Chasky resigned from the Palm Bay school as soon as the investigation began.
"We are cooperating with the authorities in their investigation of this alleged event and will continue to do so until its completion,” said Riverdale Country School CEO Michele Maust in a statement to Click Orlando. “The accused has not been an employee at the site since June 30. She voluntarily resigned during the Summer. Riverdale Country School remains committed to its mission of meeting the individual educational, therapeutic and behavioral needs of the children and adolescents it serves.”
Police had similarly investigated the aide over the summer, after the boy’s mother noticed Chasky dropping her son off at school, but police dropped the inquiry at the time after not finding enough evidence to press charges.
Chasky was charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between 12 and 16 years old and distributing obscene material to a minor.
Chasky is being held at the Brevard County Detention Center on a $65,000 bond.
[Image: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office]