Florida Woman Accused of Sex with Minor
(St. Petersburg, Florida) A 39-year-old former teacher at Canterbury School of Florida, Elisha Joy Kingsley, has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy she met while teaching at Canterbury School.
Kingsley faces one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
"She met him toward the end of the school year, and during the summer they started texting back and forth on a phone app. On or about July 5th, they met and had sexual relations at an area that we are not disclosing at this time," said sheriff's office spokesperson Cristen Rensel.Kingsley was booked into custody and released on $20,000 bond.
Investigators say an anonymous caller tipped them off to the alleged sexual affair. Mac Hall, head of Canterbury School, released this statement: "This situation is deeply sad for us, because our students and their safety is our primary concern. We are aware of the arrest of a former employee. The teacher resigned before this information became available to us, however once we were made aware of the information we immediately reported the matter to DCF as required by law."