A former Florida 6th grade science teacher is accused of repeatedly trying to lure a 12-year-old student into lewd acts with her, showering him with gifts and professions of her love.
Andrea Jimenez, 47, turned herself into police on Friday on charges of lewd and lascivious assault on a child, reports CNN.
While Jimenez taught at Doral International Math and Science Academy, she allegedly began messaging one of her students over social media, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by WPTV in West Palm Beach.
On the last day of the school year in May 2018, she allegedly tried to kiss him and took to social media to message him over the summer. She even downloaded several apps to speak to him in what police described as "aggressively romantic in an obsessive tone,” according to the affidavit.
“I will go to hell for u. Die for u stop eating to feed u. My love for u is so real and huge !!! I don’t mind facing the devil himself for u,” one alleged message read, according to WPTV.
Jimenez also bought gifts for the child as she pleaded with him not to talk to girls his own age, authorities allege.
The boy’s parents saw some of the messages, which led to the teacher’s arrest, CNN reports. Jimenez also allegedly asked boy’s mother for forgiveness and said she was embarrassed.
Jimenez has been released from jail after posting $17,500 bond. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time.
A school spokesperson told WPTV that Jimenez was no longer employed as a teacher in light of the arrest.
[Photo: Turner Guilford Knight Correction Center]
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