Allegations against ex-teacher revealed

WEST PALM BEACH , FL (WFLX)--  Eyewitness statements and police evidence obtained by FOX 29 have painted a chilling picture of the allegations against Stephen Budd, the former Rosarian Academy teacher accused of engaging in sexual activity with at least two of his fourth grade students.

Earlier this year, two former students came forward and told the West Palm Beach Police Department that in 2006, when they were in the fourth grade, Budd had engaged in sexual activity with them.

In graphic statements to the West Palm Beach Police Department, one of the students detailed instances of oral sex being performed in the classroom.

One of the students also detailed instances of photographs of her genitals being taken with a Polaroid in a school bathroom.

The students told police that Budd would give them "Budd Bucks" -- a fake dollar bill with his face on it -- in exchange for the sexual acts.

Budd was charged with two counts of sexual battery, two counts of lewd or lascivious exhibition and one count of lewd or lascivious molestation.

In April, one of the students told police that Budd had tried get in touch with her through Facebook.
She told her parents, who contacted police.

"Based on our investigation, we feel that he is serial offender we are very confident that there are additional victims out there," Vince DeMasi, the chief of the West Palm Beach Police Department, said in April. "We want to make sure that victims come forward and assist in this."

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