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Science teacher ‘had fling and sent nude selfies’ to pupil, 14

Facing years in jail:
Science teacher
Stephanie Peterson
on a fishing trip and,
below, her police
mugshot

A SCIENCE teacher who sent nude selfies to a student aged 14 could face up to 45 years in jail.

Stephanie Peterson is accused of having sex and performing a sex act with the teenager at New Smyrna Beach Middle School in Florida between November and January.

The 26-year-old has also been charged with sending the boy nude images of herself. Each charge carries a maximum 15 years in jail. Her alleged victim said she began by sending him images of herself in a state of undress, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

He said Peterson then started to drive over to his home to take him out at night, returning him in the early hours. She also supplied him with marijuana, he claims, and his grades began to suffer.

Peterson resigned from the school after her arrest at the end of February, the Gainsville Sun reported. She was bailed after paying an £8,800 bond before her next court appearance on May 22.