Florida teacher sent nude photos to 11-year-old boy and approached him for sex

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Florida police have arrested a karate teacher and accused her of sending nude photos to an 11-year-old boy, in addition to approaching him for sex, as reported by NY Daily News.

Stephannie Figueroa, 21, faces charges of attempted lewd or lascivious conduct, solicitation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, showing a minor obscene material and child abuse, Orlando authorities note.

Figueroa is an instructor at Next-Gen Xtreme Martial Arts and allegedly had the unidentified boy as a student. His mom told authorities that when she opened her son’s Kik account, a popular social media platform, she found nude photos and solicitations of sex, both allegedly sent by the 21-year-old teacher, according to WFTV.

“I want to have sex with you,” she told him in one message inviting him to her 21st birthday party, investigators allege.


All told, Figueroa is alleged to have sent the boy 15 nude or racy photos. She is also alleged to have been flirting with him on the social media platform since February, telling the boy she “could not wait for another sleepover at the karate school, so she could have sex with him in a hard way,” an Orlando police report indicated.

The owner of the karate school said he checked surveillance cameras and there was no record of the two having sexual contact, but he also told authorities that the school did not have sleepovers, only to later walk back that statement, admitting that they did host children for sleepovers, WFTV notes.

Investigators also fear that the karate instructor may have preyed on other children at the school, according to Orlando Sentinel. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.

Figueroa is being held without without bond.


[Featured Image: Orlando Police Department]