A Broward substitute teacher accused of having sex with an underage student is facing more sexual battery charges, authorities said.
Carlos Javier Rojas Paz, a 25-year-old substitute teacher at Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, is now facing 13 counts of sexual battery on a victim 12 or older and under 18 by a custodian.
Rojas Paz had initially been charged with seven counts. His bond was increased by $30,000 to $730,000, jail records showed. It was unknown if he has an attorney.
According to an arrest report, Rojas Paz was arrested after the Broward County School Board received a tip alleging a sexual relationship between a substitute teacher and a minor.
The victim told police she was 16 when she met Rojas Paz in February 2014. From February to December 2014, the teen said their student-teacher relationship grew into a sexual relationship, the report said.
Rojas Paz and the teen met up nearly daily at the school and he would take her to his apartment in Sunrise where they would have sex, the report said. They also exchanged sexually suggestive photos of themselves through Snapchat and KIK messenger, the report said.
When officers arrested Rojas Paz he said he knew why they were at his home and admitted he knew his relationship with the girl was inappropriate but he "has been unable to control his sexual behaviors," the report said.
During his interview with police, he also advised he'd had sex with two other underage students and had exchanged sexually explicit photos with a juvenile claiming to be 14, the report said.
"The individual was registered as a substitute teacher for the District and, through Broward Health, served as an athletic trainer. Immediately upon notification from law enforcement regarding his arrest, the District barred him from working in our schools," Broward County Public Schools officials said in a statement after Rojas Paz's arrest last week. "The District continues to work with law enforcement officials regarding their investigation."