Plant City, Florida -- A man facing three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a 15-year-old boy was also scheduled to substitute teach at a Hillsborough County high school.
25-year-old Joseph Gerald Mendolia was arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a boy he met on web chat in March. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Mendolia posed as a woman named "Amanda" on the web chat and then went to meet the boy and engaged in sexual activity.
On Mendolia's Facebook page, he allegedly posted to his wall writing he was going to fill in this fall at Strawberry Crest High School. 10 News talked with the spokesperson for Hillsborough Schools, Tanya Arja about the accuracy of his post.
"He was scheduled to fill in for another teacher who is on maternity leave," said Arja. "Mendolia has not been sent a letter from us telling him he will no longer be needed and not to come to the school in August. "
Arja said he subbed as a teacher from January to October in 2009 with Hillsborough Schools, but was unable to find out which school at the time. He started subbing again in November of 2012 at Strawberry Crest High School.
"It is very disturbing and I imagine parents hearing this story will be concerned about their children, and I want them to know we have not had any of our students come forward to say they had any type of an inappropriate relationship with him," said Arja.
The FDLE also reported Mendolia was a camp counselor with the music program with at The University of South Florida. 10 News confirmed with USF that he was on the payroll from August 2010- August 2012, but only said he was listed an office and student assistant.
"I am sure his duties included a vast array of activities including administrative support and event planning, but I do not have any information of him acting as a camp counselor," said Lara Wade, USF's media and public affairs manager.
The FDLE said they expect there might be more victims but as of Wednesday do not have more information.
Mendolia had his first public appearance in court on Wednesday. He is being held on a $60,000 bond.