Trainer 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 evening after evading deputies for a number of days, together with a short 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 in regards to the alleged relationship on Sept. 14 and instantly spoke to the coed in query to verify the rumors, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

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

IMG Academy advised Fox Information in an announcement that Anderson was instantly suspended after the college discovered 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 coed through direct messages, social media and textual content messages over a number of weeks. Anderson had allegedly additionally picked up the coed from the minor’s condominium in July and went to a seashore earlier than that they had intercourse in Anderson’s automobile.

When deputies confronted Anderson in regards to 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, automobile and cellular phone, discovering proof that affirmed the coed’s account.

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

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

The total assertion IMG Academy offered 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 coed’s household, and reported the incident to native authorities. We terminated Ms. Anderson’s employment the next day. Given there may be an energetic legislation enforcement investigation, we’re unable to share extra particulars right now. Our focus now’s on offering help for our pupil and his household.”