DA drops all but one charge against pregnant teacher, 41, accused of affair with 15-year-old boy: Married educator still faces 15 years in prison
- Prosecutors in Florida dropped most charges against teacher Heiry Calvi after the Miami-Dade Attorney General’s office dropped them
- The ex-Doral teacher, 41, was accused of having a romantic relationship with an unidentified 15-year-old male student
- She is still accused of unlawfully soliciting or engaging in ‘sexual conduct and/or a relationship of a romantic nature with the student
- Calvi was arrested in October for the alleged affair with a 15-year-old boy
- The authorities learned of the allegations in March after he showed other kids videos of them having sex, according to police
- Calvi and the boy are alleged to have attended parties together pretending they were aunt and nephew
Most charges filed against a jailed pregnant Florida teacher, who was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student last month, were dropped today by the Miami-Dade’s Attorney General Office.
On Tuesday, the state of Florida only filed one charge against Heiry Calvi, 41, at her arraignment, dropping seven out of eight formal charges, including one for lewd and lascivious battery.
Calvi is now only facing one felony of unlawfully soliciting or engaging in sexual conduct and/or a relationship of a romantic nature, according to court documents.
‘The charges against Ms. Calvi this entire investigation have been entirely based on junior high school rumors,’ her attorney, Orlando Rodriguez, said of the matter.
The decision means Calvi will no longer face the possibility of becoming a registered sex offender. It also decreases her prison sentence, although the crime committed is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced it would not file seven out of eight formal charges, including lewd and lascivious battery, against 41-year-old teach Heiry Calvi
Teacher Heiry Calvi, 41, was released from jail on October 9th on bond, two days after her arrest, after posting bail. There were rumours at the time as to whether she was carrying the teenager’s child, but it now appears to be confirmed that the baby belongs to her husband
Prosecutor Jacob Castiñeira, of the sexual battery unit, said the decision to drop all counts except one was made ‘based on the conversation with the victim,’ according to the State Attorney’s Office.
Rodriguez praised the judicial system, also mentioning that he previously denied of his client of any wrongdoing. He went as far as saying that the teen denied having sex with his teacher to police since day one.
‘The allegations against Ms. Calvi were based on middle-school rumors. This is why it is so important to let the process play out before a person is crucified in the media,’ defense lawyer Orlando Rodriguez said. ‘Thankfully, before formal charges are filed, our legal system provides a process in which a prosecutor reviews the evidence and interviews the witnesses.’
Rodriguez said the retracement of charges show Calvi has ‘already been vindicated’ and he expected the last charge ‘will ultimately be dismissed as well.’
Calvi is shown leaving jail on Saturday holding her bump. She and the boy are said to have grown ‘close’ last year
Calvi was released from jail on Saturday on bond, two days after her arrest.
She was accused of having sex with an unidentified 15-year-old boy last year and earlier this year, after ‘growing close’ to him at the John I. Smith K-8 Center in Miami.
It was alleged she sent him explicit photos over WhatsApp and he is said to have shown other kids videos of them having sex, which prompted a police investigation.
Police say Calvi also gave the boy one of her credit cards and that the pair attended parties together, but told other guests they were aunt and nephew.
Calvi is married, and is expecting her husband’s child after rumors on whether she was carrying the teenage boy’s baby surfaced. She revealed her condition to prison guards when she was initially booked into jail in October, according to CBS Miami.
Police first became aware of the allegations in March this year. The school where Calvi was employed removed her from the classroom and put her on administrative duties where she had no contact with students.
Doral Police said that the John. I Smith K-8 Center removed Calvi from the classroom and put her on administrative duties where she had no contact with students prior to her arrest
Calvi had been previously charged with lewd and lascivious battery; electronic transmission harmful to minors; unlawful use of a communications device; child neglect; offenses against students by authority figures; contributing to delinquency and possession of a firearm on school property.
She tried to cover her face as she left jail with a bump on her stomach, confirming her pregnancy, in her last public appearance in October, after posting bond.
A status hearing will now be held in 30 days.