• Christian school secretary arrested on charges of sex with student


    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - A secretary at a Christian high school in Polk County is accused of having sex with a student.

    Investigators said 41-year-old Trina Rocker met the 17-year-old student at Landmark Baptist Christian High School in Haines City, and they had an affair that lasted for months.

    Authorities said the incidents began in November and occurred in her car, home and during a class trip to Washington, D.C. The teen graduated in May.
    The teen's parents reported it to the sheriff's office and participated in a controlled phone call, listened to by authorities, in which Rocker asked them not to report it.
    According to an arrest report, detectives also have text messages between Rocker and the teen that reference sex.

    The allegations come as a shock to school officials.

    "She conducted herself properly. She's a mother of kids and (has) a good husband who was employed with us before she was," said Mickey Carter, the school's church pastor.

    Carter said Rocker worked at the school for two or three years, and her family attends Landmark Baptist Church.

    Latosha Jasper attended Bible study at Landmark Baptist, and said she always warned her kids to be cautious.

    "Protect yourself. If you see somebody touching you or putting their arms around you inappropriately and you know it's not right, tell someone," Jasper said.

    The victim graduated from the school in May and investigators said that teen hasn't had any contact with Rocker since.

    School officials said they conduct background checks before staff members are hired, and Rocker's history was clean.

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