(As originally published with bells and whistles, Wed, March 22nd 2023, 3:30 PM EDT; first article here)
OCALA, Fla. (WPEC) — An elementary school teacher in Florida is accused of asking a young girl for a photo of her wearing only underwear.
Eddie Scott also happens to be her mother’s ex-boyfriend.
Ocala police said they started investigating when the mother told them Scott made the request to her daughter in a text message.
Then, allegations surfaced accusing Scott of giving the child an ultimatum: give him a massage or get a spanking. Police said Scott spanked the child with her clothes pulled down and then talked to her about sexual matters.
Investigators also said Scott asked the mother to bring the girl to his home without any clothes on.
Police arrested Scott, 31, last Friday.
He’s charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor, soliciting child pornography, soliciting travel to meet a minor, and two counts of unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
Scott is a second-grade teacher at Wyomina Park Elementary School. His teaching certification is “3 Year Non-Renewable Temporary,” meaning he’s a relatively new teacher.