High school teacher fired for sending naked pictures.
Sexual offenders come in all shapes and sizes, come in all genders, races, occupations, and relation to the child; and their methods for sexually abusing underage children widely varies too.
Sometimes they are not as obvious and may even seem harmless, but their purpose is one and the same: to prey on vulnerable minors.
Such is the case of Florida gym teacher when she was fired by the high school for which she worked after authorities discovered that she was sending sexually explicit photos to her students in social media.
Two students have come forward, one of them a member of the school football team, and claimed that they were sent the same photo of Younce, 28, wearing just a bra, and that she would sometimes call at night to talk about sports and “to be completely honest, (she) used to sometimes be, I think, under the influence (when she called).”
Another student told reporters that he and the teacher had been exchanging nude photos ‘for a while.’
Thus far at least three students gave written statements to the school saying Younce had sent them explicit text messages. Younce also allegedly followed them on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, where ‘subtle flirtation’ progressed to ‘sexual snapping’.
Despite these claims, the police are still investigating the case and are yet to arrest or charge Younce with a crime.
Two possible second-degree felony charges, described as ‘lewd or lascivious act upon a child’, have been listed as part of the investigation.
Sexual offenders usually employ tactics that use fear, isolation, power, and silence to carry out their abuse.
The most effective and deceptive tool predators’ use, however, is the grooming process, the tactic of gradually and methodically building trust with a child, as well as the adults around them, to gain increased access and alone time with their victims.
And the most terrifying thing about this is that you often realize it when it’s too late.
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