Instructor at elite sports activities academy accused of getting sexual relationship with underage pupil

A Florida trainer has been arrested after allegedly having a sexual relationship with an underage pupil, authorities stated Tuesday.

Taylor Anderson, 38, turned herself in Monday evening after evading deputies for a number of days, together with a short journey out of the state, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Workplace stated in a press launch.


Anderson was a trainer at IMG Academy, a preparatory boarding college and sports activities coaching establishment, in Bradenton.

The varsity’s administration overheard rumors concerning the alleged relationship on Sept. 14 and instantly spoke to the scholar in query to substantiate the rumors, the sheriff’s workplace stated.

When the scholar, whose identify and age weren’t given, admitted to having intercourse with Anderson, the varsity instantly notified authorities.

IMG Academy advised Fox Information in an announcement that Anderson was instantly suspended after the varsity realized of the allegations and that she was fired the next day.

The sheriff’s workplace stated an investigation revealed that Anderson was speaking with the scholar by way of direct messages, social media and textual content messages over a number of weeks. Anderson had allegedly additionally picked up the scholar from the minor’s house in July and went to a seashore earlier than that they had intercourse in Anderson’s automobile.

When deputies confronted Anderson concerning the allegations, the sheriff’s workplace stated she refused to speak and invoked her proper to an legal professional. Deputies obtained search warrants for Anderson’s house, automobile and cellphone, discovering proof that affirmed the scholar’s account.

Deputies obtained arrest warrants for Anderson however discovered that she was now not at her house. Anderson ultimately turned herself in after deputies contacted her legal professional and up to date them on the fees.

Anderson faces prices of sexual battery by custodial authority, touring to fulfill a minor and transmission of dangerous materials to a minor.

The total assertion IMG Academy supplied to Fox Information:

“As quickly as college management was made conscious of the alleged sexual incident between Ms. Anderson and a pupil, we instantly suspended Ms. Anderson, contacted the scholar’s household, and reported the incident to native authorities. We terminated Ms. Anderson’s employment the next day. Given there may be an energetic legislation enforcement investigation, we’re unable to share further particulars right now. Our focus now could be on offering help for our pupil and his household.”