Live

Watch CBSN Live

Police: Florida chemistry teacher had sex with student

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Florida police say a 35-year-old high school teacher was unaware they were listening in when she confirmed that she had a sexual relationship with a student.

Tiffany Michelle Geliga, who will turn 36 on May 26, has been charged with two counts of sex assault by persons 24 years or older on a victim 16 or 17 year old. 

The mother of a student contacted a school resource officer after she found several text messages between Geliga and her son. When officials questioned the boy, he allegedly told him that while he did not have a sexual relationship with Geliga, he believed another 17-year-old boy had. 

"The school administration then called in the other student, a 17-year-old male, who said that he had sexual relations with Geliga on two separate occasions," Port St. Lucie police said in a press release. 

The boy said in late April or early May he twice met Geliga off-campus, where they had sex in her car.

Detectives say they listened in while the student called Geliga on the phone and had a conversation with her in which she allegedly confirmed that they had sexual relations.

Geliga was booked into St. Lucie County jail.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue