A 23-year-old Florida teacher’s aide was arrested last week after she allegedly admitted that she’d had a sexual relationship with a seventh-grade student, PEOPLE confirms.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Miralys Stephanie Agosto is accused of having two sexual encounters with the 16-year-old student in her car. She is charged with sexual battery by a person in custodial authority with a victim less than 18.
The student was part of the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program at Westside K-8 School in Kissimmee. According to the state’s Department of Education, the program supports students with disabilities or impairments, hospitalized or homebound students and “gifted” students (those with “superior intellectual development … capable of high performance”).
It’s unclear why the student was in the ESE program.
According to the sheriff’s office, the student reported the alleged encounters on May 7. Agosto resigned from her job on the same day, PEOPLE confirms.