The teacher has since been identified as 40-year-old Jason Osborne, who was in a relationship with a 14-year-old student over a social media app. He had been communicating with the student online for quite some time.
Police discovered through messages that the two had an established romantic relationship and the two met in person on one occasion. Osborne was arrested today, November 14. He has been charged with a felony for offenses against students by authority figures.
Hillsborough County Offenses Against Students LawIf you have been charged with a sexual crime against a child in the Tampa area and beyond, you might feel as if the court system is against you. Even talking to a child on a romantic level can end in felony charges that could cost you everything as you spend time in prison, pay huge fines, and find that you are going to have to register as a sexual offender for life. Sex-related offenses on a romantic level account for 10,732 reports every year across Florida, which is why the courts do everything in their nature to prosecute for these crimes and put the men and women who commit them behind bars.
If you have been charged with a crime because of establishing a relationship with a student, you might realize that you are facing more than a misdemeanor crime with simple penalties and a slap on the wrist. It could be more serious than that, which means that you will need a skilled attorney on your side who will be able to show you proven case results and can fight for your rights and protect you in your time of need.
At Musca Law, we believe that everybody has a chance to tell their side of the story. If you believe that you have been unfairly charged with a crime that you didn’t commit or the circumstances were much different from how they were reported by police, we want to offer a helping hand as you set these matters straight. You have many protections under Florida law and we want to help. Contact us today at (800) 687-2522 for more information.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Naples and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.