HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - A Hollywood substitute teacher has been accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with one of his students.
Police arrested 28-year-old Roman Jose Fondon Jr., Wednesday.
Hollywood Police said Fondon engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student while he was working at Ben Gamla Charter High School.
The allegations came to light after the victim’s mother discovered her diary, where she wrote about Fondon’s alleged acts. Officials said in addition to the diary, they have also obtained several Instagram messages between the two.
According to police, the sexual encounters occurred between February and April. They said the acts took place inside a classroom, his car and at her home.
“It’s very important to know that a young girl at this age cannot consent to what she was doing,” said Hollywood Police Officer Christian Lata. “It’s very obvious to see that he was taking advantage of that and taking advantage of her. Also, because he was her teacher.”
Police said Fondon also committed lewd or lascivious battery on a minor in Hallandale Beach and Aventura.
Fondon’s mother said she believes the allegations are all fantasies and false accusations. “He’s never been arrested for anything,” she said. “He’s never even had one traffic ticket in his life. He doesn’t go out at night. He’s a very good young man with a college education, and he helps everybody in the community.”
Fondon is being held without bond.
Police believe there may be more victims. If you any information that can help police in this investigation, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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