Orlando Martial Arts
An Orlando karate instructor was arrested after an 11-year-old student's mother found inappropriate messages on his phone, police said.
Stephannie Figueroa, who turned 21 on Sunday, faces charges of attempted lewd or lascivious conduct, solicitation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, showing a minor obscene material, and child abuse.
Officials at Figueroa's workplace Next-Gen Xtreme Martial Arts on South Goldenrod Road, near Narcoossee Road, declined to comment Monday.
The 11-year-old's mother called opened a messaging app called Kik on her son's phone June 15 and found lewd messages that appeared to be from Figueroa, police said.
The boy's mother asked him about the messages that evening, police said.
The boy said Figueroa had sent him nude photos of herself, as well as photos of her "private parts, " and had been flirting with him, police said.
The boy's mother called police that night.
The boy told police that Figueroa had told him she liked him a few times, and started "making advances" in February, according to Figueroa's arrest affidavit.
Last week the boy said Figueroa sent him a message saying she wanted to invite him to her 21st birthday party, and that nobody else would be home, police said.
"I want to have sex with you, " Figueroa allegedly wrote, according to police.
"OK IDC [I don't care, ]" the boy responded.
The boy said he received about 15 nude or partially nude photos of Figueroa, but that they had been deleted. Police did not say who deleted the photos.