Bradford County school employee arrested after sending sexually explicit texts to a minor

Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 10:54 AM EDT
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STARKE, Fla. (WCJB) - A Bradford County school employee and volleyball coach is awaiting a court date after admitting to sending sexually explicit texts to a student.

According to the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, a student reported seeing the sexually explicit texts on a fellow student’s phone from Lainie Rodgers.

When officials interviewed the student, she first claimed Rodgers was just a friend. In a later interview, the student said she and Rodgers had a more involved relationship.

Detectives spoke with Rodgers who admitted to sending the sexually explicit texts to the student.

Officials got a warrant for her arrest.

A judge set bond at $75,000.

On Monday, September 20, Rodgers turned herself in at the Bradford County Jail and posted the bond.

Rodgers is charged with transmission of harmful material to a minor by electronic device and soliciting/engaging in lewd conduct with a student.

Her first court appearance has not yet been scheduled.

Roberts was a paraprofessional at Bradford Middle School and Head Volleyball Coach at Bradford High School. She started in 2017.

She resigned from both positions.

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