Zeshaan Naqvi (HCSO)
TAMPA (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 31-year-old New York teacher who allegedly traveled to Tampa to have sex with a minor he met online.
The sheriff’s office said Zeshaan Naqvi picked the victim up from a Tampa house at around 1 p.m. and drove the two back to his Country Inn & Suites hotel room at 915 South Falkenburg Road.
MPs said the middle school history teacher engaged in sexual acts with the minor.
Naqvi was later arrested at the hotel where he reportedly admitted to MPs that he knew the victim was a minor.
“We are always amazed at how far predators will go to get what they want,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “In this case, a middle school history teacher booked a ticket, got on a plane, and traveled across the country to meet a minor with whom he had spoken for about three months.”
The sheriff’s office did not say how it was made aware of the illegal activity.