It seems an Argentina teacher suspended after her sex tape with a male student, only 16 years old, was leaked online has become a source of controversy in the Latin American country. The unidentified teen in question uploaded the video earlier this week after sharing the explicit pornographic scenes with friends, where it quickly went big online. The Latin Times confirms this Monday, November 3, 2014, that 26-year-old Lucita Sandoval is now facing severe disciplinary action and has been removed from her position as a high school teacher pending the charges.
Educational bonds between teachers and students are often necessary to help teens develop socially and scholastically, but one Argentina teacher suspended over a sex tape has crossed that line into misconduct. Lucita Sandoval, a high school teacher, was apparently filmed having sex — and being aware their activity was recorded — with a 16-year-old teen, who was one of her students. What’s more, the underage male then decided to share the video online, making it one of the biggest leaks of 2014.
It is unknown whether Sandoval was in on the boy’s plan to video record their sexual tryst together, but the teen can clearly be seen in the graphic clip smiling at the camera. He is wearing a soccer jersey while posing for the video recording, and is at one point flashing his thumb up and giving a big grin at the “proceedings.” Later on in the footage, the 26-year-old teacher from Argentina can be observed looking directly into the cameras, but appears not to be bothered at being filmed live.
In an update on this unraveling story, the Mirror News notes that the 16-year-old boy said he was planning to “delete” the video shortly after the encounter. However, the educator instead is suspended now that the male student decided to upload the pornographic clip online. It has since become a big sensation online since its leak, amassing dozens of thousands of views in only days and even gaining popularity here in the U.S. nation.
Lucita Sandoval isn’t the only secondary educator in hot water. One of the biggest issues in the case is not directed solely towards the Argentinian teacher in question, but at the high school officials who oversaw her employment. Apparently, a number of disciplinary accounts have been filed against the 26-year-old woman over “unprofessional” and “inappropriate” interactions with male students in recent years. However, the school made no major moves to stop Lucita Sandoval from being in the classroom, and as a result, viewers are left with this illegal sex tape.
That was finally enough to get disciplinary action in motion. Now, the high school — situated in Santiago del Estero, Argentina — is finally taking action. Not only have they suspended the teacher, but local officials are also looking into filing potential criminal charges against the 26-year-old woman, including statutory rape. The press release does add that there was no solid evidence in the past of Sandoval engaging in sexual activity with students in the past, so the school had no obligation to fire or even scrutinize her.
Rather than keep his sex escapades private, the graphic video in question was uploaded by the male teen student via “Whats App,” a popular social media venue. It is now considered “viral” and a “big hit” across the Latin American country. The teen did not leave anything out in the footage; it lasts for over 23 minutes. Legal issues may be in store for Lucita Sandoval, on top of her current professional problems. Since the teen was below the consenting age of 18, charges may potentially be filed, but nothing has been documented just yet.
A related case to that of the “Argentina teacher suspended” story regarding inappropriate instructor-student relations occurred last year as well. A 31-year-old female teacher was charged with rape after having sex with several male students in Corona. As one official noted in that particular case, when allegations such as these face an educator, the damage to his or her career is often grave and permanent.