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Florida Teacher Accused Of Sleeping With Student Says She Was ‘Trying To Mentor Him’

Pamela Stigger, a 33-year-old Florida drama teacher, is accused of raping a 15-year-old boy in the back of her car.

Stigger was arrested on Thursday, May 11, just moments after she allegedly had sex with her former student in her car near an intersection in Tamarac, Florida.

A police officer caught Stigger around 2:00 A.M. in the backseat of the car with the boy, who was allegedly naked from the waist down.

Stigger, who was a teacher at Forest Glen Middle School, has been working in the Broward County Schools district since 2008.

Via NBC:

Stigger denied having sexual contact with the teen and blamed him, saying he was “attempting to seduce her” when deputies approached the car, the report said.

“The defendant said she was only trying to mentor him while they were both occupying the back seat of her vehicle,” the report said.

BSO officials say the teen was a former student of Stigger when he attended Forest Glen Middle School in Coral Springs. The arrest report said she was the teen’s 8th grade drama teacher and had some sort of custodial relationship with the teen. At this point, investigators do not believe there are other victims.

Stigger has been charged with two counts of sexual battery and one count of lewd conduct.

She appeared in court on Friday, May 12. Her bail was set at $37,500 and she ordered to wear an ankle monitor. Furthermore, Stigger is banned from making any contact with the victim.

Broward County Schools issued a statement saying they are investigating the incident and that Stigger has reassigned.

“This situation is being taken extremely seriously, and the District will continue to cooperate with the investigation,” the district said.

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