South Dade Senior High Student Arrested for Sexual Assault: Police

A South Dade Senior High School student who police say sexually assaulted a teacher at the South Florida school after hours is now facing several charges.

Victor Marshall Nash, 18, was arrested Friday on charges of attempted felony murder, sexual battery, robbery and grand theft of a vehicle.

Nash was arrested by Miami-Dade Schools Police, officials said. He was being held on $62,500 bond Monday, and it's unknown if he has an attorney.

According to an arrest affidavit, two hours after school let out, Nash grabbed the victim, putting his arms around her as she started to cry and tried to push him away.

That affidavit says that Nash body-slammed the victim to the ground, choked her until she lost consciousness and then raped her. He then allegedly put the condom he had used in her personal bag.

Police say Nash then stole the victim's car, which they say he was found driving five hours later in Homestead.

Parents of students at school were informed about the rape over the weekend in a message from the school's principal.

Counselors were at the school Monday as classes were held as usual. Students who spoke to NBC 6 said there were more worried about their own safety than their school work.

"Today, I started hearing kids talk about the buddy system when going to the bathroom," one student said. "We shouldn't have to feel that way in school."

Nash's mother, who did not want to be identified, released a statement asking for privacy.

"Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the victim and her family," she said. "Although the road to resolution is uncertain at this time, we ask that the media respect our privacy and allow our families to get through and heal in this difficult period in our lives."

Victor Nash's father, Victor Nash Sr., is a registered sex offender. He has been charged in the past with crimes ranging from sexual battery to aggravated child abuse.

Teachers' union United Teachers of Dade said in a statement that it was "shocked and dismayed" at the attack. "Our schools should be a place of safety and serenity, not only for students, but the adults who work there as well," it said.

Miami-Dade Schools Police are working with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office in the investigation.

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