A MIDDLE school teacher at an all-girls school in New York City flew to Florida to allegedly “have sex with an underage teen girl he is accused of spending months talking to online,” cops said Sunday.
Social studies teacher Zeshaan Naqvi flew to Florida to have sex with the underage teen that he had been talking to for at least three months, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Social studies teacher Zeshaan Naqvi is alleged to have flown to Florida to engage[/caption]
Naqvi, 31, is a teacher at the public all-girls Young Women’s Leadership School in Queens[/caption]
Naqvi, 31, is a teacher at the public all-girls Young Women’s Leadership School in Queens.
“It never ceases to amaze us the lengths predators will go to, to get what they want,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister in a statement.
“In this case, a middle school history teacher booked a ticket, boarded a plane, and traveled across the country to meet with a minor who he had been chatting with for about three months,” Chronister added.
Once he landed, police report Naqvi picked up the teen at her Tampa home at around 1:30 AM on Saturday and brought her to his hotel room.
Naqvi had been reassigned from the all-girls school in light of the allegations.[/caption]
Police then said he returned the teen back to her home and allegedly returned to pick her up again around 1 PM that same day.
They allegedly engaged in sexual acts once they returned to Naqvi’s hotel, police said.
The teacher was arrested at the hotel at around 2 AM on Sunday, and reportedly admitted to arresting deputies that he knew the victim was underage.
Officials became aware of the purported attack after the teen’s mom questioned her about where she had gone and alerted authorities.
However, Chronister warned the incident should serve as a reminder to parents to be vigilant about who their kids meet online.
“This behavior is deeply disturbing and serves as a grim warning to parents to monitor their child’s online activity,” he said.
Naqvi faces seven counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and traveling to meet a minor after using computer services to solicit certain illegal acts.
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Naqvi had been reassigned from the all-girls school in light of the allegations.
“These allegations are extremely disturbing and we have zero tolerance for this behavior,” said NYC Department of Education spokesperson Danielle Filson.
“The teacher has been immediately reassigned from his current position pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.”