A 30-year-old teacher in the US has been arrested after allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl multiple times. David Augustine Hodge Jr. was charged on Wednesday with four counts of engaging in sexual acts with a child. Police allege Hodge abused his position in the school’s chess club to abuse the minor.
The child’s parents went to her school, West Homestead K-8 Center in Florida, on January 6.
They reportedly told the school a teacher was having sex with their daughter.
The girl allegedly told investigators that the teacher was her “boyfriend”.
Detectives also said Hodge confessed to having sex with the student, adding: “He said that this is his girlfriend, that he is in love with her, that they have had sexual intercourse.”
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They said in a statement: “Miami-Dade County Public Schools is deeply troubled by the disturbing allegations made against this individual.”
The statement added: “After a thorough investigation by the Miami-Dade Schools 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.”
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