Orlando karate instructor sent nude photos to 11-year-old boy in her class

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Stephannie Figueroa (Orlando Police Department)

ORLANDO, Fla. — A 20-year-old woman was arrested last week on allegations she solicited an 11-year-old boy for sex acts, WFTV reports.

According to an arrest report, Stephannie Figueroa, 20, who works at Next Gen Xtreme Martial Arts in Orlando, met the boy at the karate school.

Police became involved when the mother of the victim said last Wednesday at about 6:30 a.m. that she found messages from Figueroa on her son’s cellphone.

The suspect and victim were using the messaging app Kik, police said.

Figueroa allegedly told the boy she “could not wait for another sleepover at the karate school, so she could have sex with him in a hard way.”

The boy’s mother called police at about 10:09 p.m. the same day, the report said.

The boy admitted the karate instructor had been flirting with him and sending him photos of her private parts as well as full body nude photos.

Figueroa is accused of telling the boy she liked him but did not make any advances until February.

During that time, while the suspect and victim were alone, Figueroa began sliding her hand on the boy’s thigh, police said. The boy said he told the instructor to stop and she did.

Police said the two most recently communicated through Kik last Tuesday when she invited him over to her 21st birthday party and said no one would be home.

“I want to have sex with you,” she messaged the boy.

“OK IDC (I don’t care),” he responded, before falling asleep.

Investigators said during the last three months, Figueroa sent 15 naked photos to the pre-teen.

When police asked to see the messages and images, the boy’s mother went through his phone “and was unable to locate neither the Kik messages she had seen in the morning nor any of the photographs described above.”