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Former Florida teacher accused of sex crimes with a student is found dead

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Charles Maglio is found dead (Photo: Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Palm Beach/Shutterstock)
  • Former teacher Charles Maglio was found dead.
  • He was arrested for sex crimes involving a student.
  • He said he was in love.

A criminal investigation into charges of sexual abuse may have triggered a math teacher to make a fatal decision.

The investigation against Charles C. Maglio, 54, began after he sent a bouquet of flowers to one of his students at her workplace.

The teenager’s manager found the gesture odd and called the florist to ask the name of the person who sent the arrangement.

The manager then informed the teen’s grandmother. The complaint was made in December and 10 months later, Charles Maglio was arrested.

Charles Maglio faced felony charges

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PHOTO: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficePolice searched Maglio’s home and found evidence that he and the 16-year-old girl had been involved in a sexual relationship.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office ordered his arrest in September on two felony charges.

Maglio posted $20,000 bail and was released pending his trial.

On October 1 he took his own life.

Maglio shot himself in the head

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According to the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office. Charles Maglio’s body was found on October 1.

He was suffering from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area near his home in Coral Springs.

A suicide note was found inside his home.

Due to his death, the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office dropped the charges against him.

The former teacher said he was «in love»

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During the investigation, the teacher never denied his relationship with the 16-year-old girl.

In interviews prior to his arrest, he said he was in love with her.

No other victims turned up in the investigation.

In Florida law the age of consent is 18 and those who are 16 or 17 can only consent to someone who is under 24 years old.

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