Florida Substitute Teacher Committed Sex Offenses Against Students

A Florida substitute teacher was arrested Thursday morning after being accused of sex crimes by two female students.

Jeron Dunn, 33, was a substitute English teacher at New Beginnings High School in Lakeland when he sent teens “videos of himself masturbating via Snapchat.” It is said that Polk County Sheriff’s Office Said In a news release.

The investigation began after the two victims, ages 17 and 18, contacted their school’s guidance counselor, who then called police.

One of the students, 17, told detectives that when she asked Dunn to put her phone on Dunn’s cell phone charger, Dunn took advantage of the opportunity to do so, authorities said. He said he accessed her cell phone and added him on Snapchat.

This photo illustration shows the logos of the Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, Instagram, and LinkedIn applications on an Apple iPhone screen (Chesnot/Getty Images).

“Then he started texting her asking her to come over to his house. She declined, but he kept texting and then sent her a video of himself masturbating.” the sheriff’s office said.

The second victim, 18, told detectives that he accepted Dunn’s friend request on Snapchat, and that Dunn then “messaged her and told her he thought she was cute and wanted to date her.”

“The victim told Ms. Dunn that he was too old for her and that it was ‘weird’ because he was her teacher,” officials said.

But he allegedly continued to send her messages, including “several videos of himself masturbating.”

Investigators say the substitute teacher told the student he wanted to be “friends with benefits” and asked her to come to his home to have sex.

During questioning by police, Dunn allegedly admitted to communicating with a 17-year-old boy on Snapchat, sending explicit videos to an 18-year-old girl and asking her to be his girlfriend. It is being

He has already been charged with sexual assault of a student by an authority figure and transmission of harmful substances to a minor, but police say “further charges are pending” after forensic analysis of his cell phone. It is said that

Dunn is currently being held in the Polk County Jail with bail set at $30,000, according to WFLA report.

“This suspect used his position of authority over students to groom them and attempt to have sex with them. We hope there are no other victims,” ​​said Sheriff Grady Judd. Ta. “We encourage anyone who has been victimized by Jeron Dunn to contact law enforcement.”



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