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Investigators: King High teacher posed as parent while trying to pick up student for sex

TAMPA — A King High School English teacher used a second cellphone specifically to contact an 17-year-old student he is accused of having a sexual relationship with, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Jeffrey Halle Jr., 32, was arrested Monday and faces charges of sexual battery, traveling to meet a minor after using a computer, and prohibited use of a computer service or device.

Investigators said he used the phone to talk, text, request nude photos and receive them from the girl.

The relationship came to light after July 7, the affidavit shows, when Halle went to the girl's home to pick her up for sex. He tried to pose as the parent of another student, the affidavit shows, but the girl's father recognized Halle as a teacher and called authorities.

Halle has been released from jail after posting $90,000 bail.

Investigators: King High teacher posed as parent while trying to pick up student for sex 07/19/12 [Last modified: Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:46pm]
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