Leto High teacher arrested over sexual relationship with student, 17, Sheriff’s Office says

During a conversation with the victim overheard by detectives, Eric Milis, 30, made statements acknowledging the relationship, the Sheriff’s Office says.
Eric Milis, 30, a social studies teacher and tennis coach at Leto High School, was arrested on one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. [Hillsborough County Sheriff?s Office]
Eric Milis, 30, a social studies teacher and tennis coach at Leto High School, was arrested on one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. [Hillsborough County Sheriff?s Office]
Published March 27

TAMPA — A 30-year-old social studies teacher and tennis coach at Leto High School was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into a possible sexual relationship he had with a former student.

Eric Milis was booked into the Hillsborough County jail on one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. His bail had not been set by Wednesday morning, jail records show.

The student, now 19, disclosed to school officials and a school resource deputy that she and Milis had a sexual relationship when she was a 17-year-old junior, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. Milis was 28 at the time of the incident.

During a conversation with the victim overheard by detectives, Milis made statements acknowledging the relationship, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Detectives took Milis into custody at his home.

There aren’t believed to be any other victims, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Milis was hired at Leto in August 2012, accoridng to the Hillsborough County School District.

He has not been the subject of previous discipline issues or investigations before, the district said.

Milis has been notified not to return to school until he meets with the district’s Office of Professional Standards.

Contact Tony Marrero at tmarrero@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3374. Follow @tmarrerotimes.

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