MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Miami teacher is accused of having sex with her 17-year-old student.
Valeria Costadoni, 30, has been having a consensual sexual relationship with the student for two years, according to the police report.
Costadoni is a teacher at Miami Arts Charter School.
The student told police he had sex with Costadoni at her home and inside her car.
On other occasions, the victim said they had oral sex in her classroom when everyone was gone.
Police said, when taken into custody, Costadoni refused to speak to investigators without a lawyer present.
Costadoni is now facing charges of Lewd and Lascivious battery on a child between 12 and 16 years old and lewd and lascivious battery with sexual activity.
In bond court, state prosecutors, “We do not want any contact with minors….she should not be in a situation where she is in the of supervision children.”
According to the school’s website, she has been teaching there for seven years and teaches English and AP Literature. She has served as both a middle and high school teacher.
The school notified other parents through a statement saying in part,
“Because my office has not been officially notified of this teacher’s arrest, we are unaware of any specific details or as to the status of any investigation that may be taking place, other than what is currently available through public records and news media reports.
This message is being sent to all parents and stakeholders in an effort to be as forthcoming and transparent as possible. However, at this early stage, we know very little ourselves. We trust that a proper investigation is taking place by the local authorities and stand prepared to cooperate as may be necessary in the future.”
It went on, “The teacher has been removed from the school and our staff shall be standing by to offer student support, guidance and counseling as may be necessary.”
Costadoni’s bond is set at $150,000. As of 4 p.m., she remained in jail.