May 28, 2013
Ocala cops say Jody Teressa Onorato, 43, an employee of Vanguard High School in Ocala, had sent nude pictures of herself to students at that same school via text messages, according to a news release from the Ocala Police Department.
One of the students has since graduated but had received the nude photos while he was in the 11th grade and was still a minor. Onorato had been sexting the other student, 17, as recently as this past January, the release stated.
The detective investigating the case had the mother of the teens make controlled phone calls to Onorato, who allegedly apologized to each of the moms for sending the nude photos of herself to their sons.
When the detective then interviewed Onorato last Thursday, she reportedly "fessed up to sending numerous nude photos of herself via her cellular telephone to each of the teens.
Onorato also told the detective she had spoken to each of the teen's mothers and had apologized for sending the photos, the report stated.
The Ocla Star Banner reported that Onorato had been the attendance clerk at the school.
Onorato was charged with 2 counts of Transmitting Harmful Material to Minors and booked into the Marion County Jail. Her bond is set at $10,000.00.