Florida Dance Instructor is Accused of Having Sex With a Female Student

A dance instructor in North Port, Florida now stands accused of having sex with one of her teen female students.

38-year-old Lauren Debenedetta, who owns Haven Dance, was accused of calling a 15-year-old girl into her into her office, then kissing her on the mouth and touching her.

She allegedly had sex with the student in her home as well.

When the teen victim’s stepfather came home and found the instructor and a phone used to secretly communicate with the girl, the relationship came to light.

When asked about the cell phone, the victim said that the instructor had bought it for her so that they could communicate together.

Ms. Debenedetta has been charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious battery.

It isn’t, as of yet, known if there were other victims, but deputies have said that more charges could be filed.


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