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Fourth-grade teacher charged with sending nude texts to teen

Lesley R. Brown is a fourth-grade teacher.

Lesley R. Brown is a fourth-grade teacher.

LARGO — An elementary school teacher was charged Tuesday with sending nude images of herself to a 17-year-old boy's cellphone.

Lesley R. Brown, 45, a fourth-grade teacher at Fuguitt Elementary School in Largo, was arrested on two felony counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor, according to Largo police.

The boy is not affiliated with her school position, and Brown did not meet the boy in an educational setting, police said.

Police responded to a call Monday at the Highland Recreation Center after someone reported seeing Brown and an underage boy entering a unisex restroom.

When questioned by police, Brown and the boy both said they had locked the restroom door "because they heard voices and didn't want it to appear as if something was going on," police said in a news release.

Authorities released the boy to his mother's custody. Brown received a trespass warning to stay away from the center.

Investigators said they subsequently found nude images of Brown on the boy's cellphone. Police then arrested Brown and were booking her into the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday night.

Fourth-grade teacher charged with sending nude texts to teen 06/24/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:36pm]
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