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Tampa Police Officer Charged With Having Sex With Teen

Tampa Police Officer Charged With Having Sex With Teen

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A Tampa police school resource officer has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 17-year-old.

36-year-old Brian Morales was a resource officer at Blake High School.

Morales is accused of having sex with a student.  Police Chief Jane Castor says a woman contacted school adminsitrators accusing Morales of having a sexual relationship with her daughter.

Castor says Morales threatened to hurt himself if the allegations were made public.  He was Baker Acted for mental evaluation.  Upon release, he was charged with eight counts of having sex with a minor.  Castor says Morales has not been cooperative with detectives. 

Morales, who has been a resource officer at Blake High for the past two years,  has been fired.

 

 

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