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School Employee Heather Matheison of New Port Richey, FL, Arrested for Sending Pornographic Content to 14-Year-Old Student

auditorium-benches-chairs-207691-300x214Middle school secretary Heather Matheison was arrested Friday for allegedly sending a graphic video to a 14-year-old student.

Matheison, 25, is an employee at Chasco Middle School in Port Richey, FL. She was charged with transmitting harmful materials to a minor. It is unclear if she has acquired the services of an attorney.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Matheison is accused of sending a Snapchat video to a student that shows her masturbating. The boy reportedly saved the video and forwarded it to his mother on Facebook, and she reported it to the police.

Police reviewed the video and confirmed it shows Matheison engaging in a solo sex act, the arrest report said. When questioned by police, Matheison allegedly confessed to sending the video and told investigators that she has since deleted her Snapchat account. She also purportedly said she knew the boy’s age.

It is unclear if Matheison has been fired from her position at Chasco Middle School.

Another incident of an adult allegedly sending inappropriate content to a minor via Snapchat was reported on Friday. Angel Perez of Lakeland is accused of sending a picture of his erect penis to a girl in middle school.

Perez, 22, was charged with transmitting harmful materials to a minor and using a computer to solicit a child. His bail was set at $10,000. The press did not name an attorney for him.

According to Lakeland police, Perez allegedly sent a nude photo to the victim using his Snapchat account. The victim’s mother saw the picture and questioned her about it. After she confirmed that her daughter didn’t know the user, the mother assumed her daughter’s identity and continued chatting with Perez.

She reportedly asked him several questions to try and get him to reveal his identity. She eventually searched for Perez on her own Snapchat account and started a new conversation. Perez allegedly gave her the name “Jeremy” and told her he worked as a barber. He purportedly sent her a picture of his face and even shared his home address. The background of the picture he sent reportedly matched the background of the nude picture he sent to the woman’s daughter.

The mother took this information to the police, and they went to Perez’s Lakeland address on September 23. Perez allegedly agreed to an interview. He initially denied having any involvement in the case and told police he wasn’t the owner of the Snapchat account that was used to send a nude picture to the victim.

Perez later admitted to sending a nude picture to a “handful” of girls, police said. When police showed him copies of his chats with the victim, he allegedly started to cry, explaining that he “was lonely” and that he only sent the pictures to elicit a response, according to the arrest report.

Records show Perez was on probation for a separate arrest in May, which involved soliciting a prostitute.

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Source: 9.30.19 She sent a lewd video to a 14-year-old boy, cops say.pdf