ST. PETERSBURG – Police arrested an Azalea Middle School teacher Saturday on charges of sending pornography to a student.
Christy Lynn Martin, 32, 3457 Lynn Lake Drive S., was charged with sending pornographic photos to a 14-year-old boy’s cell phone. The boy is an eighth-grade student at Azalea Middle School, but is not a student in any of Martin’s classes, St. Petersburg Police said.
She is charged with one count of transmitting pornographic images through an electric device and one count of transmitting material harmful to a minor.
The investigation began after the eighth-grader told an adult relative about his relationship with Martin. The relative told the boy’s mother, who in turn notified the St. Petersburg Police Department.
Detectives interviewed Martin who admitted sending the photographs, police said.
Martin has been a full-time employee at Azalea Middle School since the fall of 2008. Prior to that, she was a teacher’s assistant at the school.
Police said the exact details of their relationship are not yet clear