North Port Florida Jan 16 2017 A 38 year old dance teacher has been arrested after she was allegedly caught sexually abusing her 15-year-old student.
Lauren Anne DeBenedetta, owner of the now-shuttered Haven Dance in Florida, has been charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor
The alleged abuse was uncovered by the girl’s stepfather when he went home to check on the girl who was home from school, NBC2 reports.
DeBenedetta was allegedly hiding next to the girl’s bed, naked, when the dad walked in.
WINK News reports DeBenedetta called the girl on the day she was home sick to ask if she could come over.
The married teacher reportedly brought soup before they went into the girl’s bedroom.
The victim said in an affidavit the two kissed and performed other sexual acts.
Several other incidents allegedly took place at the dance school and DeBenedetta’s home.
Haven Dance was shut down after the alleged abuse was exposed.