Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-271

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 17, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    High School Teacher Arrested

    Man is charged with sexual battery.
    • Thursday
    • July 12, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 6815 N 56th Street
    • Tampa, Florida


    Jeffrey J. Halle, Jr.
    DOB: 9/16/1979
    2301 East Timberlane Drive
    Plant City, Florida


    • Sexual Battery Familial
    • Traveling To Meet A Minor
    • Certain Use Computer Service/Devices Prohibited


    On or about March 17, 2012 through July 12, 2012, Jeffrey Halle Jr. allegedly had sexual contact with one of his 17 year old female students in a vacant classroom while at King High School located at 6815 N. 56th Street in Tampa.

    This incident occurred while the victim/student was enrolled in an after school program supervised by Halle. Mr. Halle and the victim made arrangements during normal school hours to meet in the vacant classroom during the after school program.  The parents of the victim knew Halle was their daughter's teacher and that he was responsible for her during the after school program.

    On July 10, 2012, Jeffery Halle made arrangements with the victim via text messages to meet with her at her residence, located in Hillsborough County, so he could engage in sexual activity. When Halle arrived to pick up the victim, Halle was confronted by the victim's father and Halle left the residence. The parents then notified HCSO and an investigation was initiated.

    Detectives arrested Halle on July 16, 2012, at the Criminal Investigation Division. He was booked into the Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail.

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