MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Brittiny Victoria Lopez-Murray appeared in Miami-Dade County court on Tuesday for a bond hearing as she faces 25 charges over the sexual battery of a teenage boy.
According to the arrest form, the 14-year-old boy’s sister found the 31-year-old teacher’s sexual messages on his phone and told their parents who reported her to authorities.
Miami-Dade corrections officers booked the former Hialeah Middle School drama teacher on Monday afternoon at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. She walked out on Tuesday morning.
Detectives believe the crimes began in August and the sexual abuse happened in the teacher’s car when she picked him up after basketball practice.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools released a statement saying Lopez-Murray had been employed with MDCPS for four years without incident.
As a result of Monday’s arrest, school officials said Lopez-Murray will be terminated and she won’t be able to seek future work with the district.
Records show Lopez-Murray is facing charges in two Miami-Dade County court cases filed on Tuesday that are related to the same victim, who is now a high school student.
In one case, Lopez-Murray is facing 16 felony charges including eight counts of electronic transmission/harmful to minors and six counts of sexual performance by a child/promote. She is also facing two charges of unlawful use of a communications device and computer services/certain uses prohibited.
In the other case, Lopez-Murray is facing nine more felony charges including three counts of lewd and lascivious sexual battery, three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, and engaging in a sexual act with a familial child. She is also facing charges of offenses against students by authority figures and computer service/travel to meet minor.
Lopez-Murray’s bond was set at $77,500. Her arraignment hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m., Nov. 3.