from www.palmbeachpost.com – PORT ST. LUCIE — A 38-year-old teacher whose husband found her having sex with a 16-year-old boy in a vehicle at or near St. Lucie West Centennial High School was arrested Sunday on a felony charge, according to an affidavit and police.
Amie Lou Neely, of the 400 block of Southwest Crabapple Cove in Port St. Lucie, was arrested at 5 a.m. Sunday on a sexual assault related charge following a Port St. Lucie police investigation.
“A teacher who does this breaches the public trust, shows a complete lack of ethics and good judgment and has no appreciation of appropriate boundaries,” said Master Sgt. Frank Sabol, police spokesman.
Police identified Neely as a teacher, and her arrest affidavit lists her occupation as “teacher/community.” Police could not immediately identify the school where she works.
Police on Saturday were told the 16-year-old boy walked to a home and told those there that Neely’s husband threw him out of the house “because he had sex with Amie.”
The 16-year-old boy told police he drove Neely to a secluded area by St. Lucie West Centennial High School and parked. He got in the back seat and put a condom on before Neely also got in the back seat.
The high school is less than a half mile from Neely’s listed address.
Sabol said Neely’s husband found them through the GPS capability on his wife’s cellphone.
The 16-year-old boy said that he and Neely at first started exchanging text messages “referencing sexual connotations.” He said he went in her bedroom while her husband went to work one day and they had sex for the first time.
He said that a short time later they again had sex in her bedroom. Further, he said they went to an area near St. Lucie West Centennial High School and had sex in her car “during their affair.”
The last time, he said, was when Neely’s husband discovered them.
Neely, meanwhile, told police the 16-year-old boy kept asking her for sex. Noting “midlife crisis” feelings, Neely thought if she had sex with the teen he would stop asking.
Neely denied the other disclosures the 16-year-old boy made.
Sabol said the state Department of Children and Families has been contacted. He said that agency will “conduct a parallel investigation to ours to make sure that if there are any other children in the house that they will be taken care of to ensure their safety.”
Neely was released at 2 p.m. Sunday from the St. Lucie County jail on $15,000 bail, a jail official said.