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Recently resigned Pasco teacher arrested, accused of sex with student



400563.jpgSHADY HILLS — A former high school teacher from Pasco County has been arrested on charges of having a sexual relationship with a minor.

Maryann Verdi, 40, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on charges of lewd or lascivious battery and unlawful sexual activity with a minor. She remains at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Verdi had sex with a 15-year-old boy in December 2009, when Verdi was a teacher at River Ridge High School. She had sex recently with the same boy, now 17, in her vehicle, the report said.

"The defendant admitted to her boyfriend that she had sexual intercourse with a young student from a high school within Pasco County," the arrest report states.

Read the developing story here. Past stories on Verdi: Sunlake High teacher faces firing (9/15/11); River Ridge High teacher accused of hitting deputy (3/30/10)

[Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2011 6:21am]


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