A judge has ordered a Hillsborough middle school teacher held without bond on charges she had sex with a 14-year-old student.
Deputies arrested 28-year-old Stephanie Marie Ragusa late Thursday and charged her with 5 counts of lewd and lascivious battery. Investigators say Ragusa had sex with a student five times while working as a teacher at Davidsen Middle School.
Deputies say the incidents began when the student was 14-years-old and continued until after his 15th birthday. Officials say the victim was never a student of Ragusa and had met her while on the school campus.
According to school records, Ragusa has also worked at Madison Middle School in Tampa and is currently teaching at Martinez Middle School in Lutz. Judge Walter Heinrich Jr. set another bond hearing for next week when investigators will have provide any other evidence they may have.
The CCC-AIM will be following this case closely to make sure that this woman never works with children again. This is not the first time this has happened and this woman needs to stop!