Robin Dunlap a Florida science teacher confesses to continuing to send lewd images to teen boy she met via Xbox One even after learning he wasn’t an adult.
Following the Polk County woman’s arrest on Sunday, Winter Haven police released a news release describing how the teacher continued exchanging sexual messages with the boy even after learning he was a teenager.
Police said Dunlap originally turned herself in September and admitting sending the underage boy nude photos.
During questioning the woman claimed sending the photos after the boy allegedly represented himself as a 19-year-old during conversations on Xbox One.
The conversations eventually moved to the app Kik, where they texted and used video chat. It wasn’t until the victim’s mother checked her son’s phone and informed Dunlap that her son was 15, not 19 that the the female teacher ceased reaching out to her victim reported Fox News.
Dunlap immediately turned herself in to police only to continue having conversations with him through Google Hangouts, cops said.
On Sunday, detectives met with the teacher again at her home, where she admitted she continuing to speak to the teenager.
Dunlap told detectives the teenager was the only person who understood her.
A regard of the woman’s electronic devices revealed conversations from Nov. 26 to Dec. 11 that ‘slowly progressed to extremely vulgar and sexually explicit language’.
‘There is absolutely no excuse for an adult — especially a high school teacher — to continue sexually explicit conversations with a 15-year-old long after his real age is revealed,’ Winter Haven Police Chief Charlie Bird said in a statement. ‘The vulnerable age of this victim and the fact that this woman took advantage of him for her own personal needs is inexcusable.’
Dunlap was charged with transmitting material harmful to a minor and using a communication device to commit a felony.
Dunlap is listed as a science teacher on the Haines City High School’s website. She was still being held at Polk County jail Tuesday, according to arrest records.