• Ocala teacher's aide accused of sending inappropriate texts to underage student


    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - An Ocala teacher's aide will not spend another day in the classroom.

    Christopher Votos, who used to work at Fort King Middle School, resigned Monday morning.

    Police said Votos sent texts to a 15-year-old former student and even talked about meeting up for sex.

    The Marion County School District says the former teacher's assistant at Fort King Middle School just submitted his resignation because of text messages he's accused of sending to a former student.

    "This particular individual helped students with special needs, so it's never appropriate to have any sort of outside communication, contact, but especially with kids who may not know any better," said Kevin Christian with Marion County Public Schools.

    According to an incident report from the Ocala Police Department, a 15-year-old former student accused Votos of buying her gifts and sending her inappropriate text messages.

    Marion County Public Schools says Votos had worked at Fort King Middle School since August 2010.

    "At this point we don't believe that any other students are involved. We certainly hope that's the case," Christian said.

    Votos was arrested on one count of "certain uses of computer services and devices."

    He was released from the Marion County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

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