Instructor at elite sports activities academy accused of getting sexual relationship with underage pupil

A Florida instructor has been arrested after allegedly having a sexual relationship with an underage pupil, authorities mentioned Tuesday.

Taylor Anderson, 38, turned herself in Monday night time after evading deputies for a number of days, together with a quick journey out of the state, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a press launch.


Anderson was a instructor at IMG Academy, a preparatory boarding college and sports activities coaching establishment, in Bradenton.

The varsity’s administration overheard rumors concerning the alleged relationship on Sept. 14 and instantly spoke to the scholar in query to substantiate the rumors, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

When the scholar, whose title and age weren’t given, admitted to having intercourse with Anderson, the varsity instantly notified authorities.

IMG Academy advised Fox Information in an announcement that Anderson was instantly suspended after the varsity realized of the allegations and that she was fired the next day.

The sheriff’s workplace mentioned an investigation revealed that Anderson was speaking with the scholar by way of direct messages, social media and textual content messages over a number of weeks. Anderson had allegedly additionally picked up the scholar from the minor’s house in July and went to a seaside earlier than they’d intercourse in Anderson’s car.

When deputies confronted Anderson concerning the allegations, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned she refused to speak and invoked her proper to an lawyer. Deputies obtained search warrants for Anderson’s house, car and cellphone, discovering proof that affirmed the scholar’s account.

Deputies obtained arrest warrants for Anderson however discovered that she was not at her house. Anderson ultimately turned herself in after deputies contacted her lawyer and up to date them on the fees.

Anderson faces costs of sexual battery by custodial authority, touring to fulfill a minor and transmission of dangerous materials to a minor.

The total assertion IMG Academy supplied to Fox Information:

“As quickly as college management was made conscious of the alleged sexual incident between Ms. Anderson and a pupil, we instantly suspended Ms. Anderson, contacted the scholar’s household, and reported the incident to native authorities. We terminated Ms. Anderson’s employment the next day. Given there may be an lively regulation enforcement investigation, we’re unable to share further particulars at the moment. Our focus now could be on offering help for our pupil and his household.”