Bond Situations Eased for Former Instructor Accused of Having Intercourse with Scholar – NBC 6 South Florida
NBC 6 watched former Miami Dade School teacher Jason Meyers leave home and later return last week.
Miami-Dade Corrections (MDCR) told NBC 6 that the court released him from house arrest over two years ago and that he has not been on guard since then.
“Since he is not in our care, we have not monitored him,” said an MDCR spokesman.
The change annoys the young woman, who told police in 2016 that she was having sex in his classroom at Palmetto Senior High, which led to his arrest.
“I’m shocked,” she told NBC 6 Investigators in an exclusive interview. “It’s a little scary that he can just do what he wants, whenever he wants.”
NBC 6 agreed to hide the identity of the young woman who is now a college graduate. We will refer to her as Luisa.
According to the Miami-Dade prosecutor, Meyers can go anywhere on his current loan terms as long as he stays away from Luisa.
After Luisa came forward in 2016, Meyers was arrested and charged with three sexual activities with a minor by one person in custody. He did not plead guilty.
Her attorney, Mark Schweikert, shares her frustration with his loan terms.
“I do not know any reason why someone who is an accused sexual predator is allowed to roam the street,” said Schweikert. “There was a very good reason he was originally ordered to be under house arrest on one condition of the bond, and I do not know of any reason why this bond should have been lifted.”
Another delay in the case of a former teacher accused of having sex with an underage student – Jason Meyers was arrested more than five years ago but has not yet faced a jury. Willard Shepard from NBC 6 reports
When asked about the change, the Miami Dade prosecutor said that “the original bond and terms were set in 2016 and expired in 2019,” but did not say whether prosecutors opposed the change.
Luisa appeared in court on Zoom Monday, hoping the trial of Meyers would finally begin. But it was moved again.
Judge Christina Miranda admitted the delays in the case: “I understand that it is exhausting and I fully sympathize with this part.”
Miami-Dade prosecutors said they were “ready to pursue this case and have been ready to go to court for quite a while,” but Meyers’ change of attorney and the pandemic delayed the process.
Other former students have accused Meyers of inappropriate behavior, but he is only charged in the case of the recently interviewed student NBC 6.
Over the years, Meyers, who taught at the high schools in Krop and Palmetto, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing against students.
In a statement, his attorney Bradley Horenstein told NBC 6: “Jason Meyers is an innocent man. They (former students) are suing the school authorities for millions, and that’s what this case is about: money. If it were up to them, Mr. Meyers would already be serving the life sentence he faces on this case. Fortunately for Mr Meyers, we have legal proceedings in this country and juries are not easily fooled. “
But his former college graduate, who is now a college graduate, told NBC 6 she just wanted justice and was worried about the terms of his bond.
“We don’t know where he’s going or how he’s spending his day. Obviously I feel he is a risk to our community and I don’t think he should be free to explore at will, ”she said.
The judge will hold a hearing on May 11th to determine what evidence is admissible during the trial, which is now scheduled for July.
Luisa said she hopes she can finally share her story in front of a jury.
In the meantime, Meyers can go anywhere as long as he stays away from her.