Teacher, 41, 'sent creepy texts to 16-year-old pupil in sordid grooming campaign as he tried to get her to fly to France to get married'

Teacher, 41, 'sent creepy texts to 16-year-old pupil in sordid grooming campaign as he tried to get her to fly to France to get married'

John Teti, 41, tried to coax the 16-year-old to elope with him abroad to get hitched.


And he reportedly told the girl he called his wife by her name during sex.

Teti is said to have tried to lure her into bed by offering her trips to McDonald’s and rides to school in Oakland Park, Florida.

Another message apparently said: "We should spend all summer together.”

He also vaped alone with her in class and asked her if she would skip lessons so they could be together, police said.

It was a pattern of behaviour aimed at grooming her for sex, a complaint document says.

SPECIAL BOND

Teti told investigators he had a “special bond and relationship” with the student and confessed to sending her vulgar messages, cops said.

Stunned parents of kids at Northeast High School said they were disgusted over the allegations.

Mum Dianne Methven said: “I think it's horrific and I don't know what these teachers are thinking.

“I just don't understand it and it makes my stomach turn. I'm so sick of this."

Technology tutor Teti has been charged with “being an authority figure soliciting or engaging in a romantic relationship.”

He was said to have been reprimanded last October over contacting pupils via education app Remind Me.

She (Teti's wife) doesn’t have to know, we can fly to France

"This written counselling by the school's administration was in regards to maintaining a professional and ethical distance with his students,” Broward Sheriff’s deputy Timothy Metz wrote in the affidavit.

But Teti "circumvented administrative monitoring and suspicion" by swapping mobile phone numbers with several of his students and communicating with them for the rest of term.

Teti appeared to be "grooming" the girl, building her trust by, among other allegations,” the document says.

He is said to have told the teen over the phone that he was worried about statutory rape charges and that it was legal in France to marry at the age of 15.

“She (Teti's wife) doesn’t have to know, we can fly to France,” he allegedly said.

I think you're just avoiding me because you're afraid that if you're near me for too long, you won't be able to control yourself and just going to attempt to start making out with me

Teti "intensified his pursuit" and would routinely send her "sexually charged text messages," often late at night.

In one text he drew a heart with her name in it, the affidavit said.

He was also said to have messaged the girl the next day saying he tried to stalk her coming out of class, but could not find her.

"I think you're just avoiding me because you're afraid that if you're near me for too long, you won't be able to control yourself and just going to attempt to start making out with me," Teti allegedly wrote.

He also said she was in love with him, but "you just don't want to admit it.”

In another text – after the girl told Teti she was "sexually deprived” – he suggested she use "alternatives," the court document says.

He also reportedly confessed his love for her and extended his arms to hug her in front of her pal in school.

And she was “overwhelmed” when he found her address and sent her a package of snacks and notes.

Teti was arrested after the girl’s dad accused him of being a paedophile when his other kids tipped him off abut the teacher’s texts.

The teacher was said to have dismissed the accusation by claiming the messages were “a joke.”

And in a call recorded by her father he “discussed the size of his penis and lack of stamina during sex,” reports Local 10 News.

An education spokeswoman said Teti was sacked and escorted from school by police.





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