A biology teacher at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High in Miami, FL is facing charges of having sex with one of his female students after police say they found them together at an Airbnb apartment.
The 14-year-old victim’s older sister notified police that her sister was at an Airbnb rental apartment with her teacher, 30-year-old Diego Javier Guzman Carranza.
Police arrived at the apartment and Carranza answered the door. When an officer asked where the victim was, Carranza began to breath heavily/rapidly and began to question if he had done something wrong.
“Fuck, is she that young?” Carranza asked.
Carranza requested to speak with his lawyer on the scene.
The victim, who was found in a bedroom in the apartment, gave a statement to police that Carranza was her teacher and that they had been in an ongoing relationship. The victim told police that she and Carranza had previously talked about how their sexual relationship was illegal due to Carranza’s age and her age.
Using a search warrant, police found two boxes of condoms, a used condom, a box of sex toys and Carranza’s underwear.
Carranza was arrested Thursday on charges of lewd and lascivious acts on a victim between the ages of 12 and 16. Guzman has surrendered his passport.
Miami-Dade school district spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego says:
“The allegations against this employee are despicable. The District goes to great lengths to ensure employees are guided by ethical and moral standards, especially where students are concerned. Any action running contrary to the values we promote and practice will be dealt with in the swiftest manner.”