An Inverness woman who was a substitute teacher at Citrus High School was arrested Wednesday night, accused of sexually battering one student and sending inappropriate photos to two more.
Angela Cone-Stanton, 50, of Inverness, was taken into custody on Wednesday night and charged with one count of felony lewd and lascivious battery and one count of felony transmitting harmful materials to a minor.
The Citrus County School District said they hired Cone-Stanton on January 3 as a short-term substitute teacher for Citrus High School’s athletics programs.
A high school administrator reported Cone-Stanton to the Department of Children and Families, Citrus County police, and the school district upon learning of the allegations Tuesday. According to the report, a student who spoke with officers Tuesday claimed the suspect sent him partially-nude photos of herself through text message while two others claimed she used Snapchat to send them fully-nude pictures of herself summer 2018.
Stanton, who has a son and daughter of her own, was also accused of performing oral sex on one of the students at his home last year when he was 15 years old.
Officials believe the illicit behavior began before she started working with the district.
Cone-Stanton was booked into the Citrus County Jail and held on a $12,000 bond.