A female teacher was sentenced to 26 years in prison after being charged for four counts of lewd and lascivious aggression against a minor: her 15-year-old student.
It is said that the teacher, Lauren Debenedetta, of the United States had an inappropriate relationship with his student that lasted several weeks in Charlotte and Sarasota County in 2016.
Debenedetta, 41, was captured by the student’s stepfather when he entered his room to see his daughter, who had stayed home for a sick day. He discovered them naked in the bed
According to court documents, Debenedetta called the student after learning that she would stay at home for the day and asked if she could come. The student also told the police that the relationship began as soon as lessons began at the Debenedetta dance studio, Haven Dance.
A court heard how Debenedetta would call the teen into her office during class and would “kiss her on her mouth” and “touch her private parts” at Debenedetta’s dance studio, Haven Dance.
It was then revealed Debenedetta gave the student a phone so they could privately exchange messages.
The girl told officers they performed sex acts at her house, Debenedetta’s house and the dance studio.
The teacher who has now been sentenced to 26-years in jail, will also be on sex offender probation for another five years after serving her term.
Debenedetta founded the studio back in 2013. It was shut down shortly after her arrest.