Florida instructor Daniel Norment allegedly had intercourse with scholar
A Florida center faculty instructor is dealing with costs for allegedly coercing a former scholar to have intercourse with him in a classroom closet, authorities mentioned.
Daniel Heath Norment, 41, who taught at Independence Center College in Jupiter for six years, was arrested Tuesday for the alleged unlawful intercourse act with a 16-year-old former scholar two years in the past, WPEC reported.
Norment’s accuser went to authorities in March — detailing a light-colored sofa inside his classroom’s oversize closet the place she claims he led her “by the hand” previous to the alleged assault, based on an arrest report obtained by the station.
The 18-year-old woman, now in school, mentioned she was coerced by Norment throughout the identical timeframe as the previous ladies’ basketball coach allowed gamers to alter garments inside his classroom after faculty.
On the time, Norment advised the woman she was “totally different and mature for her age” and gave her “good grades for doing nothing,” the arrest report signifies.
The woman, who exchanged cellphone numbers with Norment upon graduating, later returned to go to him at Independence whereas in tenth or eleventh grade to assist with paperwork and clear the classroom earlier than their relationship took a bodily flip, the arrest report states.
“He would hug, rub her again and shoulders, and choose her up and spin her round off her ft whereas kissing her on the cheek,” a Jupiter police officer wrote within the report. “[The girl] didn’t assume something concerning the affection and favored the eye.”
Norment then began rubbing the teenager’s breasts and bottom whereas claiming he was “falling in love” together with her, based on the arrest report.
However Norment quickly grew to become “extra aggressive and passionate” whereas taking her into the classroom closet, Jupiter police wrote within the report.
“[The victim] advised me that Norment used her and realized it was fallacious from him and her to have intercourse at his faculty,” an officer wrote. “She acknowledged she stopped speaking to Norment altogether and [has] by no means heard from him because the sexual battery.”
Norment, who has been charged with illegal sexual exercise and intercourse offense towards a scholar by an authority determine, made his preliminary court docket look Wednesday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
The varsity beforehand ousted Norment as ladies’ basketball coach after getting experiences that he stood exterior his classroom door as gamers acquired modified, the newspaper reported.
Norment, whose bond was set at $100,000 Wednesday, requested for an legal professional when confronted with the allegations, based on the Solar-Sentinel. He remained in custody Thursday, on-line data present.
A choose additionally ordered Norment, of Jupiter, to not have contact with anybody below the age of 18 and to avoid Palm Seashore County faculty district properties, WPTV reported.
The principal at Independence Center College advised mother and father Tuesday that Norment had been reassigned in March to a “non-student” contact place exterior the college after the allegations surfaced, based on the station.
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