Katie Carsey, a 36-year-old woman, was arrested in Florida after an alleged sexual encounter in a church parking lot with a former teen student.
Carsey, 36, was found wearing only her bra and underwear while attempting to drive out of a church parking lot in Marion County, Florida back in July.
When she was discovered around 4:30 AM, Carsey told a sheriff’s deputy she was there to meet another adult male, however, a 15-year-old who was in the car with Carsey watched from the nearby woods and then escaped on foot. The boy was 14 at the time.
Carsey, who was a paraprofessional teacher’s assistant at Fort McCoy Middle School, allegedly admitted to authorities that she was having an inappropriate relationship with the boy.
The investigation revealed that the 36-year-old married educator was caught in a church parking lot half-naked with the student.
Investigators said during a July incident, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle parked outside the church. When the deputy investigated, Carsey was “partially clothed in the vehicle attempting to leave the parking lot.”
She was the only person in the car, and Carsey told the deputy that she was waiting for an adult male. The victim later told police that he had been in the parking lot with the educator and fled when he saw the deputy approaching.
“Carsey gave conflicting accounts regarding her involvement with the juvenile victim,” the department wrote. “After being presented with the facts of the investigation, Carsey confessed to having sexual contact with the juvenile victim.”
Carsey was arrested and charged with one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation and is currently in the Marion County Jail with bond set at $10,000.
Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is being asked to contact MCSO Major Crimes Inspector Erik Dice at 352-368-3545.