Karate instructor sought sex from 11-year-old boy, police say

Woman charged with attempted lewd, lascivious conduct

Stephannie Figueroa

ORLANDO, Fla. - A 20-year-old karate instructor was arrested after Orlando police say she solicited an 11-year-old boy and sent him inappropriate text messages.

Stephannie Figueroa, an instructor at Next Gen Martial Arts, was arrested on charges of attempted lewd or lascivious conduct, solicitation of a minor via computer, showing obscene material to a minor, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The 11-year-old's mother called police when finding inappropriate text messages, along with nude photos and video, sent to her son's phone by Figueroa by the Kik app, according to police.

Police believe there may be more victims and are asking parents to talk to their children if they knew Figueroa.

Contact Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS if you have any information.

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