A newly-released police report sheds light on the relationship a former St. Johns County teacher is accused of having with one of her students.
Dionne Younce, 28, was arrested Thursday in St. Johns County, shortly after she was fired in the wake of accusations that she had sex with one of her students at Nease High School. She was being held on $200,000 bail and was released from the St. Johns County Jail shortly before 9 p.m. Friday.
The police report said the 17-year-old victim began talking to Younce in Aug. 2015 but that the conversations quickly escalated into a “vulgar” and “graphic” nature. On one occasion, the police report said, Younce asked the victim for a pair of suspenders that she could wear as a “slutty nerd” to a party.
The report said the victim complied, and the two followed each other on Instagram. The report said that Younce sent the victim a picture of herself in the outfit.
In the report, the victim said Younce told him she would no longer be able to look at him in class without thinking of having sex with him and that she wanted to “make it happen.”
According to police, that day occurred on Sept. 11, 2015, the night of a Nease High School vs. Pedro Melendez football game. Younce picked up the victim in her late-model Jeep and headed to her apartment, where he roommate was asleep on the couch.
The report stated that the victim was uncomfortable in Younce’s bedroom but that the victim and Younce got into bed while the movie “Fast and Furious 7” played on a television.
The victim said he and Younce had sex for a half-hour, after which he was dropped off at the Gate Station located at U.S. 1 and Palm Valley Road near Nease High.
Younce reportedly told the victim “make sure you keep your mouth shut if you want to continue to do this and make sure you don’t tell anybody. You felt really good and it was better than I thought it would be coming from a student.”
Throughout the weekend, the two discussed when when they would do it again, the report said.
Younce reportedly told the victim: “You’re more mature than I thought and I knew sleeping with you would not be a bad idea.”
The report said the victim also had sex with Younce in early October.
St. Johns County authorities subpoenaed the victim’s phone records, which showed the victim discussed the relationship with his friends. On Feb. 24, authorities executed a search warrant on Younce’s home, which showed items in the home consistent with the victim’s description.
Younce declined to be interviewed or provide a statement to the authorities.
Action News Jax reporter Kaitlin Chana provided updates on the fired teacher on Twitter on Friday:
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