Florida Teacher Arrested For Classroom Sex Encounters With Student
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It’s been a while since we’ve talked about a teacher hooking up with a student, right? The last time was when we mentioned a dad catching his son having sex with his teacher in the backseat of a car. But now we have to talk about 30-year-old teacher Valeria Ashley Costadoni.
Costadoni, the head of the language arts department at Miami Arts Charter School, was recently arrested on charges of having sex with a student since he was 15-years-old. The student, now 17-years-old, told the police everything was consensual. But Costadoni was still put in handcuffs and charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a child younger than 16 and with having sex with a minor.
According to police, Costadoni and the student at Miami Arts Charter School began their sexual relationship two years ago. The male student told police they had sex four times in Costadoni’s home, on “many different occasions” at the Wynwood school and in the teacher’s car.
The arrest report says police were informed about the sexual relations in October. It isn’t clear why Costadoni was arrested Monday. Attempts to reach Costadoni by phone Monday failed. For the past seven years she has taught at Miami Arts Charter, working her way up through the English department in its middle and high schools.
It isn’t confirmed if Costadoni has lost her job, but let’s all just assume that having sex in a classroom with a student is grounds for termination.