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38-Year-Old Dance Teacher Caught Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

The woman was reportedly caught in the act by the girl's stepfather

A female dance teacher has been arrested after she was allegedly caught having sex with her 15-year-old student by the girls step father.

Lauren Anne DeBenedetta, 38, who owns Haven Dance Studio with her husband, has been charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor after she was reportedly found naked in the girls bedroom on December 19.

The man came home early to check on his stepdaughter who had been home sick from school to find DeBenedetta car in the driveway, reports NBC-2

A phone, which the teens says the teacher gave her so they could communicate in secret, reportedly has messages saying “I love you,” and was confiscated by authorities.

DeBenedetta, a New York University graduate, founded the dance studio in 2013. Her husband and co-owner has since emailed students and families advising them that the studio was closing immediately.

Police are currently investigating whether DeBenedetta was also involved with other students.

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