Miralys Agosto, a 23-year-old Osceola County teacher accused of having sex with a seventh-grade student at least twice, has been denied bond by a Florida judge. Agosto has been charged with charged with two counts of sexual battery on a victim less than 18.
Agosto, who was a teacher at Westside K-8 School in Kissimmee, confessed to having sex with a 16-year-old student on at least two occasions in her vehicle. Authorities said that the unidentified student told investigators the sexual acts happened in Agosto’s vehicle since April 26.
Agosto, who was a teacher paraprofessional with the school since December 12, 2017, resigned from her position at the school on Monday, May 7.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding Agosto to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
Agosto is just the latest teacher to be charged for an alleged relationship with a teenager student. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.
42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. More recently, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander was arrested on similar charges.