An attractive Florida teacher who is behind bars charged with raping an underage male student says she is pregnant; however, she will not confirm that the boy is the father of the child.
Heiry Calvi, 41, now faces an uncertain future with a baby on the way after her arrest on sexual assault charges.
The Miami teacher was charged with: lewd and lascivious battery (colloquially known as statutory rape); electronic transmission harmful to minors (i.e., sending a minor sexually explicit material); unlawful use of a communications device; child neglect; offenses against students by authority figures (a sexual abuse charge specific to those who work in schools that abuse students); contributing to delinquency; and possession of a firearm on school property.
She posted bond and was released. While in custody, the Miami Herald reported, she told a detective she was pregnant but refused to either date her pregnancy or state who the biological father was.
The charges stem from the discovery in March by school officials that Calvi, who taught at the John I. Smith K-8 Center, was allegedly abusing a 15-year-old student. The student, who attended J.C. Bermudez Sr. High School (which shares a campus with the Smith Center) at the time of the report, was supposedly showing other students a cell phone video of Calvi abusing him, and they told administrators, according to the Herald.
A police report obtained by the NY Post said that Calvi had been the student’s teacher while he was enrolled at the Smith Center, but the abuse began after he moved to the high school and she began privately tutoring him. The student told police the relationship was consensual — but Florida law does not recognize that children under 16 can consent to sexual relationships with adults and specifically criminalizes romantic relationships of any kind between students and teachers.
However, upon further investigation, in November of 2021, about a month after she bounded out of jail, the most serious charges against Calvi were dropped by prosecutors. “Based on the conversation with the victim, our office has consolidated all the defendant’s activity into the charge of ‘offenses against students by authority figures,’ a second-degree felony,” the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
That means Calvi, who was eight months pregnant at the time of her arrest, no longer risks becoming a sex offender if convicted. Her attorney said the fact that most of the charges were dropped proves that the case was based on what he calls “middle school rumors.”
“They looked at the evidence and the lack thereof, and they decided to take no action on seven of the eight counts,” defense attorney Orlando Rodriguez said. “They didn’t have sufficient evidence to move forward; I’ve been saying that from day one; I mean, this is all based on the rumor mill.”
Still, Calvi is part of a growing list of adult teachers caught having affairs with students. On October 12, 2021, an Alabama teacher was arrested for having sex with a student from Elba High School. Days before that, 31-year-old Brittiny Lopez-Murray of Florida was arrested on similar grounds. In September of that same year, a New Jersey teacher was arrested on more serious charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a student.
This year 2022 has seen a continuation of these kinds of teachers behaving badly. As recently as last week, in Florida, on May 12, a Palm Beach County Middle School teacher, Daniel Heath Norment, 41, was charged with sexual activity with a minor and a sex offense against a student by an authority figure for having sex with a female student in a classroom closet!