Doral, FL – A Florida teacher was arrested after a 15-year-old freshman gave police a cell phone video of her performing oral sex on him.
The Doral Police Department said the investigation began after someone sent an anonymous email tip about it to an employee at Doral Academy Preparatory School, according to WPLG.
The student told detectives that he had been having sex with his English teacher, 27-year-old Desiree Christina Cartin Rodriguez, since August of 2019.
He said that initially, they stayed in Cartin Rodriguez’s classroom during lunch hours and after school and kissed, but then their illicit activities moved off-campus, according to WPLG.
The student told investigators that his teacher picked him up in her car and they would “engage in sexual conduct.”
The 15 year old told police that Cartin Rodriguez performed oral sex on him while he filmed her with his cell phone, WPLG reported.
The boy turned the video over to police who reviewed it and said they were able to identify both the student and the teacher.
“The young man took the video; the video was not hidden,” Doral Police Department Spokesperson Rey Valdes told WSVN. “It wasn’t like it was a hidden camera. She was aware that there was video. You can clearly tell by the proximity of her face to the camera that she was aware she was being filmed.”
“I’m not going to go into details, but I can tell you it’s graphic and explicit, and we’ll leave it at that,” Valdes said. “I guess everybody can make their own summations.”
Police said Cartin Rodriguez confessed to having sexual relations with her student when confronted, WPLG reported.
“She admitted to being involved in the relationship, even went as far as telling our detectives she was in love with the boy,” Valdes told WSVN.
The English teacher told police she believed the sexual relations were consensual.
“Even though [the student] may have been a willing participant, by law he cannot offer consent, so the term consensual is somewhat contradictory, because he cannot offer consent under the law,” Valdes explained, according to WSVN.
Cartin Rodriguez was arrested and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery, WPLG reported.
She was later released on Bond, WSVN reported.
WPLG reported that Cartin Rodriguez had posted a message introducing herself to parents on the school’s website at the beginning of the school year.
“I am thrilled to introduce myself as your child’s English teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. I graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University,” the teacher wrote.
The message was removed from the school’s website after Cartin Rodriguez’s arrest, WPLG reported.
Doral Academy Preparatory School officials said they fired the English teacher as soon as they became aware of the allegations against her, WSVN reported.