Miami-Dade, FL (January 5, 2019) - A 30-year-old high school teacher was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a student at a local Airbnb. Diego Guzman Carranza was arrested by authorities at the home in Wilton Manors on Thursday, January 3rd.
It is not clear what led police to the Airbnb. However, when they arrived there, Carranza answered the door and asked immediately if he had done something wrong. He appeared surprised to learn that the student was 14 years old. The student in question was also at the Airbnb when police arrived. She reportedly came to the door wearing a shirt and no pants. When questioned by officers, she admitted that she had a sexual relationship with Carranza and that the two had intercourse. A subsequent search of the house turned up two boxes of condoms along with sex toys and a pair of Carranza's underwear.
Carranza was a teacher at Krop Senior High School near Hallandale Beach. He was charged with engaging in a lewd or lascivious act with a victim between ages 12 and 16. He was booked into the Broward Main Jail where he remains incarcerated on a $50,000 bond.
Sex Crimes in Miami-Dade
Engaging in lewd or lascivious acts with minors is one of the harshest sex crimes on the books in Florida. When the minor is between the ages of 12 and 16, the offense is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to fifteen years in prison. A person convicted of this will also face a lifetime of registration on Florida's sex offender registry.
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