Lewd and Lascivious with Minor - ARRESTED

On Monday morning June 24, 2019, Kassandra Moore (née Thomas), 31, of Bradenton was brought into custody by the Bradenton Police Department and charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious battery and one count of transmission of harmful material to a minor.

The issue was first brought to the attention of Bradenton Police on April 10, 2019 when they were informed of a complaint from the Broach School, where Moore had been employed as a teacher. Detective Michael Page responded to the school and was presented with a printed copy of text message conversations between Moore and a 15-year-old student. The messages, sent through Instagram chat, were of a flirtatious manner.

Upon speaking with the student in question, he cooperated with investigators and released several screenshots of lewd selfie style photographs Moore had sent him, where she was wearing lingerie and had her body parts exposed and posed in a sexual manner. The student then informed Detective Page that he and Moore arranged to meet at G.T. Bray Park on numerous occasions and engaged in sexual intercourse.

Further investigation found that Moore attempted to retain assistance from another teacher at the Broach School to serve as an alibi for her actions. She also contacted a former student to see if it was possible to delete messages and images from another person’s password locked cell phone.

This is an active investigation. If anyone has any information on this case, please contact Detective Michael Page at (941) 932-9314 or michael.page@bradentonpd.com. You may also email your information to CRIMETIPS@CITYOFBRADENTON.COM or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll-free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip through the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com.

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