The teacher had initially been charged with lewd or lascivious battery on a minor and had posted his bond. However, after the arrest, it is alleged that the accused tried to contact the alleged victim through social media outlets.
In sex crimes cases, stay-away orders are almost always issued by the court. These orders require that the accused not contact the alleged victim in any way. This includes direct, indirect, third-party, and electronic communication. Contacting a person through social media outlets, such as Twitter or Facebook, is a violation of a stay-away order.
The accused will remain in custody until the case is resolved.
Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward. Attorney Eric Matheny represents clients charged with sex crimes.