TAMPA, Fla. -- A Tampa Bay teacher's aide reportedly admitted to soliciting nude photos and sex from two underage girls on Instagram.
Quinton Bradford, 24, an aide at James Buchanan Middle School, was arrested Monday, Dec. 11, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release.
Investigators say Bradford would message the 13-year-old girls, who are students at the school, on the social media app and compliment them on their looks to gain their trust. The conversation later meandered to him asking for explicit photos.
Bradford told one of the girls he wanted to meet so he could touch and have sex with her, the release states.
School officials became aware of Bradford's alleged activity as inappropriate photos of him were circulating among the student body.
Bradford was arrested after school Monday and admitted to asking for the images while knowing the girls were underage, investigators say.
Bradford has been an aide with Hillsborough County schools since September 2014 and only has been at the school, spokeswoman Tanya Arja said. Moves now are being made to terminate him, she adds.
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