Christy Lynn Martin, a 32-year-old teacher from St. Petersburg, Florida, is facing criminal charges after police say she sent pornographic photos to a teenager from her cell phone. Martin is now free on $20,000 bail, local media outlets report.
Christy Lynn Martin: Sexting Charges
Christy Lynn Martin is accused of sending nude photos of herself to the 14-year-old boy on two separate occasions, detectives indicate. The boy is believed to have sent at least one photo of himself back to her.
The boy reportedly told investigators he and Martin had a “relationship.” Police say he was not one of Martin’s current students, but he may have been in her class in the past. He is currently in eighth grade at Azalea Middle School, where Martin is on-staff.
The investigation began over the weekend, when the boy told a relative about his alleged interactions. Once his family notified police, officers found and questioned Martin. They say she did not deny sending the photos.
Christy Lynn Martin’s Status
Martin had been teaching in the Pinellas County school district since August of 2008. She is now on administrative leave with pay, as per the district’s standard policy during a teacher-involved investigation.