ST. PETERSBURG: Another Teacher Caught Having Sex with Student

In what is becoming an all-too-often event, a St. Petersburg high school band director has been arrested on charges of having consenual sex with a 15-year-old student.

According to an online Baynews 9 story, the St. Petersburg Police Department arrested 27-year-old Raphael Mclean after they determined that he had sex with a student on his desk in the band room.According to police, the student told them that between October 2009 and January 2010 she engaged in consensual sexual intercourse with Raphael McLean on the desk in his office, located inside of the school’s band room.

Mclean, who lives in Tampa and worked at Lakewood High School in south St. Pete, was charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery, a Second Degree Felony in the State of Florida.

Aside from being a Sex Offense with a mandatory “Sex Offender” registration requirement, McLean’s L&L Battery charge is punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in prison.

Making matters worse, McLean was previously arrested on March 11th and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation for fondling a different 15-year-old female student without her consent.Investigators are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with additional information about these two (2) cases or any other situations that might involve inappropriate sexual contact with students to call 727-893-7780.

Anonymous tips can be left by calling 727-892-5000. You can also Text a Tip to 727-420-8911.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a Sex Offense, an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney is a must.

Former State of Florida Prosecutor Nicholas J. Dorsten has handled hundreds of Child Abuse and/or Child Sex cases. It goes without saying that a conviction for a “Sex Offense” will fundamentally change your life forever. Each year, the State of Florida gets tougher and tougher on child/sex crimes. Right now, law enforcement is throwing out a HUGE net. And, as with any other type of over-enforcement, sometimes good people get caught in the process.

If your case requires an experienced and aggressive defense, the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. will be there for you.

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