Zeshaan Naqvi is a New York teacher who has been arrested after flying to Florida to have sex with an underage girl he met online. Naqvi teaches social studies at the all-girls Young Women’s Leadership middle school in Jamaica, Queens.
New York City school teacher is under arrest after allegedly having sexual contact with minor he met online. https://t.co/sMY9JF7ojl
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Zeshaan Naqvi Age
Zeshaan Naqvi is 31 years old.
Last week Zeshaan Naqvi flew to Tampa after allegedly grooming his victim online for around three months, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
He picked the teenager up at her home and took her to a hotel where he engaged in illegal, sexual acts with a minor, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. Officers arrested Naqvi at the hotel the next day where he allegedly admitted knowing his victim was underage.
He has been held on a $60,000 bond.
What we know so far about Zeshaan Naqvi
Sheriff Chad Chronister, said in a statement: ‘It never ceases to amaze us the lengths predators will go to, to get what they want’, as reported by New York Daily News. He added: ‘In this case, a middle school history teacher booked a ticket, boarded a plane, and traveled across the country to meet with a minor who he had been chatting with for about three months. This behavior is deeply disturbing and serves as a grim warning to parents to monitor their child’s online activity.’
Zeshaan Naqvi has worked for the New York City school system since 2014.
Danielle Filson, a spokeswoman for New York’s education department, said: ‘These allegations are extremely disturbing, and we have zero tolerance for this behavior.’ She added: ‘The teacher was immediately reassigned from his current position pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.’
The victim’s age was not released by the office, who cited a recently passed victim’s rights law.
In Florida, it is illegal for any adult aged 24 or older to have sex with an individual under the age of 18-years-old.
The charges that Naqvi faces usually apply to victims aged between 16-17-years-old.