A Haines City High School teacher is accused of having explicit, sexual conversations with a 15-year-old boy in Texas.
The 27-year-old faces felony charges from Winter Haven Police.
She told police the teen told her he was 19 years old. According to police, the boy’s mother found out about the messages and told Dunlap to stop communicating with him.
Police apparently learned that the two continued to communicate through Google Hangouts.
Detectives arrested the woman at her home Sunday and booked her into the Polk County Jail.
She is charged with transmitting material harmful to a minor and using a two-way communication device to commit a felony.
Sex crimes in Florida can take many forms, but regardless of the offense, those who are charged with this type of offense need a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Those who are found guilty can receive hefty punishments, including jail time and fines.
Anyone can be accused of a sex crime, which is scary. You could be charged for offenses against total strangers, friends, significant others, family members, and even spouses. If the alleged victims are minors or children, the consequences of a conviction are enhanced significantly.
Felony sex crimes charges are extremely serious and can result in lifelong consequences for those convicted. Penalties for such crimes include incarceration and registration with Florida’s sex offender database. With so much at stake, anyone charged with a sex crime should consult with a Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton. We have the experience needed to handle these kinds of cases.
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