A Florida high school teacher was arrested for having sex with a student for over a year.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alberto Rivera Claudio, 46, a teacher at Bloomingdale High School in suburban Tampa, Florida. He faces 12 cases of illegal sexual activity with a minor.
The sheriff’s office said the teacher had a sexual relationship with a student who was under the age of 18 between November 2019 and last December. At one point, Rivera Claudio was the student’s Spanish teacher.
“Educators have a responsibility to teach right and wrong to their students, but this suspect didn’t seem to understand the difference himself,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a press release.
Florida law makes it a crime for people 24 and older to have consensual sex with children aged 16 or 17.
Investigators did not say how they found out about this case. Rivera Claudio remained in jail on Saturday for a $ 180,000 loan, but no attorney was listed on the records for the teacher.