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16-year-old English girl sent naked to her mother.  It was meant for a Miami-Dade teacher, the cops say

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A relationship between a Miami-Dade teacher and a 16-year-old in England started with a comment on an online chat photo before blossoming into homework help and Harry Potter reading sessions, according to the police – but that was not all.

Detectives say the 32-year-old teacher convinced her to send sexually explicit messages and photos.

It was all discovered when she accidentally sent a nude photo to her mother instead of him, according to an arrest report.

Paul Urquiza was arrested Tuesday and remains in jail on $22,500 bond. He faces charges of possession of images of sexual performances by a child, harmful electronic transmission to minors, unlawful use of a communication device and prohibited use of computer services.

Urquiza is a math teacher at Miami Beach Senior High School, according to the school’s website.

He has worked with Miami-Dade Public Schools since 2017, the district said. He is now in the process of being fired.

“These allegations are rightly disturbing and upsetting; we will fully cooperate with partner law enforcement in the investigation of this matter,” the district said. “Miami-Dade County Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, and staff.”

The 16-year-old told officers she first met Urquiza online when she commented on a photo of her cat on Reddit, according to the report. He then sent her a private message.

Within a week, Urquiza said he loved her, police said.

After watching him on a live stream graduating from Miami Dade College, authorities said he told her he would be teaching at Miami Beach Senior High School.

He also helped her with her homework and read aloud to her from the Harry Potter books. He made more and more requests to see photos of her, first asking if he could see her in lingerie before wanting to see her naked later, according to police.

If she didn’t send him, he would ignore her, which police say manipulated her into sending him sex photos to get his attention again.

The teenager said she sent nude photos to Urquiza every other day for four months. He would also send her sex videos of himself, police said.

He eventually asked to see her in person, but no definite plans were made. He offered to buy her plane tickets to come to Miami where they could meet in Spain.

They even talked about living and traveling together – at one point they said he wanted to get her pregnant.

He went beyond just chatting with her and also befriended her school friends online, police said. In fact, they were all in a group chat together.

In July, she accidentally sent a nude of herself to her mother — instead of Urquiza. Her mother then picked up her phone and called the police.

As detectives searched the phone, they found several sexually explicit conversations between the past two months.

After police arrested Urquiza, he told them he knew she was 16 and continued to exchange explicit photos with her.

He added that he probably should have stopped, the report read.

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