A Carver Middle School teacher is accused of trying to entice what he thought was a 12-year-old girl, the Department of Justice stated on Thursday.
- Andres Fernando Cabezas may face up to life in federal prison if convicted
- Cabezas is a teacher at Carver Middle School in Leesburg
Andres Fernando Cabezas has been charged with attempting to entice a minor for sexual activity, authorities stated.
Using his cellphone, between May 25 and May 30, 2017, the 33-year-old Lake County man believed he was sending email and text messages to a 12-year-old girl and agreed to meet her in a Lake Mary restaurant for sex, explained authorities.
However, the FBI caught him when Cabezas got to the restaurant, according to authorities.
The Department of Justice stated that Cabezas confessed that he planned to have sex with the girl and give her an emergency contraceptive pill, which agents found in his vehicle, afterwards.
Cabezas also stated that he has visited parts of the Internet described as the “dark web,” where he would watch videos of young children engaged in sex acts with adults, authorities stated.
If convicted, Cabezas may face a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years to up to life in federal prison