A 70-year-old man, Tom Miller Privett, has been arrested in Florida, USA, for repeatedly raping one of his 17-year-old staudent in his classroom for three months.
Police in Florida said Privett committed the offence at Terra Environmental Research Institute Magnet School, according to reports credited to local Florida papers and TV stations.
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Privett, who had been a history and government teacher at the school for 30 years, reportedly groomed the girl for years before taking her virginity in the classroom, police said.
He allegedly began touching her inappropriately in his world history class in 2012, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said the 32-year veteran teacher, who also worked at South Dade Senior High School, retired from Miami-Dade County Public Schools in 2017.
The girl went to police in December. To help investigators obtain evidence, she called Privett to discuss their sexual relationship as police listened.
Pinellas County deputies and Miami-Dade school police detectives arrested Privett on Friday morning. He is being held without bond while awaiting extradition to Miami-Dade County.