Miami-Dade special education teacher accused of having sex with teenage student

MIAMI, Fla. - A special education teacher in Florida is accused of having a relationship with a male student that involved cash, cellphones and sex.

Waleska Velasquez, a Miami-Jackson Senior High School teacher, has been charged with three counts of unlawful sex with a minor -- and police say she's confessed.

Police say the relationship between Velasquez and the student started back in 2008, when he was just 16 years old.

"When you send your child to school, you're going on the assumption that these adults are there to take care of your children, so they've already broken the trust that every parent has placed on the teacher," said Sarah Deben, a concerned parent.

Miami police opened up an investigation after the Department of Children and Families got a tip on their hotline.

According to police, the 29-year-old showered the student with gifts like cash and cellphones, and sent photo texts of herself with and without lingerie.

Velasquez bonded out of jail after she was arrested Thursday morning.

Source: WSVN , Miami/Dade Police Department

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