Former Orange County teacher accused of sex with student

Andrew Flavell charged with lewd, lascivious battery on teen

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - A former Orange County high school teacher was arrested Monday on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Andrew Parker Flavell, 29, who taught at West Orange High School but resigned in May, was arrested by Winter Garden police on a charge of lewd or lascivious battery.

According to an arrest affidavit, the girl's parents contacted police on Monday to discuss her relationship with Flavell, who previously disclosed to authorities that he had kissed the teen.

Students at West Orange High told Local 6 they first heard about their relationship in May after Flavell resigned. The teen told authorities Flavell had left his wife and moved into an apartment in walking distance from the teen's house. The teen also said Flavell promised to marry her after she turned 18, according to the report.

The girl's father said Flavell continued to contact his daughter, who admitted to having sex with Flavell about 25 times, the arrest report stated.  The girl said the sex occurred at her home and Flavell's home, according to the report.

Flavell also sent sexually explicit text messages to the teen. He had been teaching biology at West Orange High for 9 months, according to Orange County Public Schools.

Flavell was arrested and said he wanted an attorney present when detectives attempted to interview him, according to police. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

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