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Hernando ESE teacher charged with having sex with minor

Cynthia Lynn Herr, 35, a Hernando County school teacher, has been charged with four counts of sexual activity with a minor.

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office

Cynthia Lynn Herr, 35, a Hernando County school teacher, has been charged with four counts of sexual activity with a minor.

A Hernando County teacher was arrested Monday and accused of having sexual relations with a 16-year-old boy.

Cynthia Lynn Herr, who teaches Exceptional Student Education students at John D. Floyd K-8 School in Spring Hill, was charged with four counts of sexual activity with a minor. Bail was set at $20,000.

Hernando County sheriff's officials said Herr, 35, had recently told a co-worker that she was having an intimate relationship with a minor. The co-worker reported the information to school officials, which led to a criminal investigation.

Because Herr lives in Citrus County, sheriff's detectives there began the investigation. The boy told investigators that he and Herr had sexual relations while in Hernando County.

On Monday, Hernando investigators interviewed Herr, who told them that she had picked up the boy in Citrus County on Aug. 24 and taken him to a motel in Hernando County. She admitted that she and the boy had sexual contact four times during that day, sheriff's officials said.

Sheriff's officials did not say how Herr knew the boy.

The Hernando School District has been notified of Herr's arrest, sheriff's officials said.

Hernando ESE teacher charged with having sex with minor 09/23/13 [Last modified: Monday, September 23, 2013 10:40pm]
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