A Miami-Dade jury has found a former Miami Palmetto Senior High School teacher guilty of sex crimes against an underage student.
The newspaper reported that the defendant, Jason Meyers, was found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a minor. local 10,
The former student alleged that in 2015, when she was 17 years old and Meyers was her English teacher, he abused her in class.
“The last seven years have been tough. It’s consumed most of my life, and I’m really grateful to have closed this chapter,” said the young woman, now 24.
Meyers’ attorneys asked to keep him free on bail, but Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Christina Miranda, who presided over the case, ruled that he should await sentencing in prison.
In addition to his former student, two other students said they were his victims during the trial.
Prosecutors filed a case against Meyers on February 19, 2016, and he pleaded not guilty on March 9 of that year.
Sentencing will take place in the coming weeks.
Several Florida teachers have been charged in recent years sexually assaulting his students, That’s the case for Alejandro Perez, a resident of Charles R. Hadley worked at the elementary school and was arrested in March 2019.
He was arrested in 2022 Carlos Montero, a famous teacher who worked at schools in Miami-Dade and Broward for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
Montero, 46, who received a presidential award for excellence in math and science teaching from Barack Obama, is alleged to have approached a Connecticut teen through Tinder for sex in Southern California, Florida, and to chat with the teen on Snapchat. continued to communicate with.