A Florida teacher’s aide is behind bars after she was busted in a church parking lot half-naked after having engaged in improper sexual conduct with a 15-year-old student who fled the scene just before police arrived.
Katie Carsey, who works as a paraprofessional teacher’s assistant at Fort McCoy Middle School, confessed to carrying on an illicit relationship with a 15-year-old student that she met last school year when he was 14, News 6 reported.
The educator’s nefarious activities came to light on July 6, when a deputy who was investigating a suspicious vehicle report at a Marion County church came across a partially-clothed Carsey. She told the officer that she was in the area waiting for an adult male friend and was allowed to leave with a warning.
The case remained dormant until several months later, when detectives were alerted that Carsey was bragging about almost getting caught having sex with a student, police said. They brought Carsey back in for an interview on Wednesday, which is when she finally admitted to getting undressed and having sex with the teenager in the back of her car.
When they interviewed the victim, he told investigators that he fled from the vehicle the moment he noticed the deputy’s patrol car and ran home. That testimony was enough for deputies to haul Carson into prison.
On Facebook, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Carsey was arrested and charged with one count of lewd or lascivious molestation. She remains held in Marion County jail on a $10,000 bond, with investigators asking anyone with further information about the case to call it in.