A Florida middle college teacher is experiencing fees for allegedly coercing a previous student to have sexual intercourse with him in a classroom closet, authorities explained.
Daniel Heath Norment, 41, who taught at Independence Middle College in Jupiter for 6 decades, was arrested Tuesday for the alleged unlawful sex act with a 16-calendar year-outdated former scholar two yrs ago, WPEC documented.
Norment’s accuser went to authorities in March — detailing a light-weight-colored couch within his classroom’s oversize closet wherever she promises he led her “by the hand” prior to the alleged attack, in accordance to an arrest report acquired by the station.
The 18-12 months-old female, now in faculty, reported she was coerced by Norment throughout the identical timeframe as the previous girls’ basketball coach permitted players to improve clothes inside of his classroom right after faculty.
At the time, Norment advised the girl she was “different and mature for her age” and gave her “good grades for doing practically nothing,” the arrest report signifies.
The girl, who exchanged cellphone figures with Norment on graduating, afterwards returned to visit him at Independence when in 10th or 11th grade to enable with paperwork and thoroughly clean the classroom ahead of their marriage took a bodily turn, the arrest report states.
“He would hug, rub her again and shoulders, and pick her up and spin her all over off her ft though kissing her on the cheek,” a Jupiter law enforcement officer wrote in the report. “[The girl] did not consider everything about the affection and favored the attention.”
Norment then begun rubbing the teen’s breasts and backside while professing he was “falling in love” with her, according to the arrest report.
But Norment soon turned “more intense and passionate” even though getting her into the classroom closet, Jupiter police wrote in the report.
“[The victim] instructed me that Norment utilised her and realized it was incorrect from him and her to have sexual intercourse at his college,” an officer wrote. “She mentioned she stopped conversing to Norment completely and [has] never listened to from him since the sexual battery.”
Norment, who has been billed with illegal sexual action and sexual intercourse offense versus a pupil by an authority figure, created his initial court docket physical appearance Wednesday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel claimed.
The school formerly ousted Norment as girls’ basketball mentor immediately after acquiring experiences that he stood outside the house his classroom door as gamers obtained transformed, the newspaper claimed.
Norment, whose bond was established at $100,000 Wednesday, requested for an attorney when faced with the allegations, in accordance to the Sun-Sentinel. He remained in custody Thursday, on-line information show.
A choose also requested Norment, of Jupiter, not to have get hold of with any individual beneath the age of 18 and to keep absent from Palm Beach front County faculty district properties, WPTV noted.
The principal at Independence Middle College advised moms and dads Tuesday that Norment experienced been reassigned in March to a “non-student” contact posture exterior the school right after the allegations surfaced, in accordance to the station.