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Cops: Florida teacher’s aide tried to have sex with 11-year-old student

Alecia Dotson
Alecia Dotson Polk County Sheriff’s Office

A Lakeland teacher’s aide is accused of trying to have sex with an 11-year-old student.

Alecia Dotson was arrested Tuesday after the boy’s mother discovered text messages between the two and police completed an investigation, according to Bay 9 News.

“She went from a mentor to a monster like that,” Lakeland police Sgt. Gary Gross said.

Dotson worked for the Polk County school system as a paraprofessional at Highlands Grove Elementary. Police arrested her after setting up a meeting with Dotson at a movie theater. Dotson, police said, thought she was still talking with the boy.

Before the meeting, police said, Dotson bought a bottle of strawberry lubricant at the Lakeland Mall.