A teacher at a Largo elementary school was arrested today on charges she sent nude photos of herself to a 17-year-old boy, the Largo Police Department said.
The investigation started Monday when police were called to the Highland Recreation Center after Lesley R. Brown, 45, and the boy were spotting going into a unisex restroom where they remained for about 10 minutes behind a locked door, police said.
When questioned, both Brown and the boy were adamant in telling police that nothing happened in the restroom, but that they had locked the door because they heard voices and didn’t want it to appear as if something was going on, police said. Brown also told police she goes to the gym three times a week and the boy was her workout partner and spotter, police said.
Brown was issued a trespass warning at the gym and the boy’s mother was called to pick him up.
Later that evening, police obtained nude images of Brown found on the boy’s cell phone, along with lewd texts, police said.
Brown, a fourth-grade teacher at Fuguitt Elementary, was charged with two felony counts of transmission of material harmful to minors. She was taken to the Pinellas County Jail and was released Tuesday night after posting $10,000 bond.
The relationship between Brown and the boy is not related to her position as a teacher, police said.