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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-694

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 28, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Deputies Arrest Teacher

    He was charged with Distributing Obscene Material to a Minor.
    • Thursday
    • September 27, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Learning Gate Community School
    • 16215 Hanna Road
    • Lutz, FL


    Scott Robert Wilson
    White Male
    DOB: 04/13/1982
    Address: 16147 Gardendale Dr, Tampa, FL 33624
    Occupation: Teacher, Learning Gate Community School (16215 Hanna Rd, Lutz, FL 33549)


    A teacher at Learning Gate Community School in Lutz has been arrested for sending inappropriate messages to a former student. On Wednesday, September 26, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office began an investigation after a parent discovered inappropriate text messages between Scott Robert Wilson, 36, and her 14-year-old child.

    Detectives learned that between May to July of this year, Wilson engaged in a conversation with the teenage victim via the Snapchat application. The messages were sexually explicit in nature. On Thursday, September 27, detectives interviewed Wilson. He admitted to having sexually explicit text conversations with the victim and to knowing the victim's age.

    The victim is Wilson's former student at the charter school, however, she no longer attends the same school. Wilson was arrested and charged with one count of distributing obscene material to a minor. He was booked into Orient Road Jail and is currently being held on a $2,000 bond.

    Detectives do not believe there are other victims involved. Anyone with additional information related to Wilson or this case is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.


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