What is it these female high school teachers and their male students? This week the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dellys Serano, a teacher’s aide at New Beginnings School in Kissimmee, and charged her with unlawful sexual activity in connection with her sexual relationship with a 16-year old student. Ms. Serano is a 36-year old married woman.
Apparently suspicions arose when Ms. Serano began regularly giving rides to her parramore and a friend. She also openly purchased things for the boy she was having sex with including snacks, lunches, cigarettes, and even an air-soft pistol. She also regularly texted with the boy, including an offer to have “birthday sex” with him.
This is actually Ms. Serano’s second stint with an Osceola County school. She was previously a science teacher at Celebration High School until the summer of 2006, when her contract was not renewed at Celebration.
As always in cases involving the sexual abuse of a child in a school or any other supposedly safe facility, it will be interesting to see what kind of background check was completed by New Beginnings before Ms. Serano was hired. As this post is being prepared, new allegations are surfacing that Ms. Serano had a sexual relationship with a student at her old job at Celebration. If this information was somehow not divulged or was hidden in any way, it would seem that Osceola County Schools might be facing some big problems.
Additionally, it will be interesting to see what kind of supervision was applied to Ms. Serano, and what kind of interaction she had with the boy under the watchful eyes of her supervisors.
If you have any questions about legal rights in connection with claims of child sexual abuse, call Attorney Kim Cullen at 407-644-4444.