Steven Velez Florida Band Director charged : High school band director had sex with students

Steven Velez Florida Band Director charged : High school band director had sex with students

Steven Velez Florida Band Director arrested, former band director at Poinciana High School, Steven Velez, 25, is accused of having sexual relationships with two teenage students, authorities said.

“They’re in a position of authority. Not only is it inappropriate, it’s criminal,” said Twis Lizasuain, with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

According to investigators, a 17-year-old student reported to deputies that Velez started texting her last year when she was 16. The girl told detectives about the alleged sexual relationship after she learned that Velez was allegedly having sex with another student.

Deputies said Steven Velez Florida Band Director admitted to having sex with the Poinciana High students and some of the encounters happened on the school’s campus.

Velez’s neighbor, Dani Hadgi, told WFTV he has seen what appeared to be young women at his apartment in the past.

“I’d say now that I think about it, they seem like, you know, younger age,” Hadgi said.

School district officials said Steven Velez Florida Band Director resigned from his position with the school after the allegations were made.

“We have no information to indicate that there are other victims, but if anybody has information on either of these two incidents, or any others with Mr. Velez, we are asking them to come forward,” said Lizasuain.