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She told police about oral sex, bondage, blindfolds. But she’s 15 and he’s her teacher

Roman Fondon’s current Broward Sheriff’s Office mugshot
Roman Fondon’s current Broward Sheriff’s Office mugshot

Another Broward County charter school substitute teacher has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a student.

A 15-year-old student at Hollywood Ben Gamla Charter School told police she and then-27-year-old Roman Fondon had multiple sexual encounters that included oral and digital penetration between February and May. She told police that “Fondon tried to have intercourse with [her] because he thought she would like it, but she told him ‘no.’ ”

The teen said the contact happened in a classroom, Fondon’s car, the Aventura Mall parking lot, her home, and the roof of her home.

She showed police Instagram message conversations with Fondon. Her mother showed police a diary filled with detailed descriptions and reviews of the encounters.

Fondon is in Broward County Jail on three counts of custodial sexual battery of a victim between 12 and 18, and three counts of lewd and lascivious activity on a victim between 12 and 16. His bond is $75,000 and he had to surrender his passport.

Also in Broward County Jail is Christopher Falzone, a substitute teacher arrested last month. Falzone faces 14 charges of sexual misconduct after four third-grade students at Renaissance Charter School in Cooper City students told police he fondled them during the 2017-18 school year.

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According to the arrest affidavit, Fondon’s alleged victim told police that soon after he started at Ben Gamla, and worked as a substitute for her class, they started following each other on Instagram and direct-messaging there, sometimes into the predawn hours. Eventually, the messages took a sexual turn, she said.

Fondon, she told police, “always talks about how, like a fantasy, was, like, to do something with a student in class. Like in his class. So, that’s what we did.”

She said in April or May, they traded oral sex in his classroom (he was no longer substitute teaching her class) , then went out to his car and did the same thing. Subsequent encounters took place in the parking lot of Aventura Mall and at the teen’s house when her mother wasn’t home.

The girl also said she sent Fondon topless pictures of herself through social media and he sent her pictures of his privates through Snapchat.

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