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Deputies: School district employee arrested after soliciting student for sex in exchange for $500

Posted at 10:36 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 19:17:27-05

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. -- A Pasco County school district employee was arrested on Wednesday after deputies say he tried to solicit a student for sex.

Deputies say that 21-year-old William Darrell Henson, who proctors an online class at Cypress Creek Middle/High School, solicited one of his students to have sex with him in exchange for $500.

After class, Henson asked the student to stay and clean the classroom. She agreed which left them in the room alone together, according to PCSO. 

The student, a 16-year-old female, declined the offer.

She later told authorities that Henson replied, "I should not have said that," and that he wanted to go back to a student, teacher relationship.

Approximately 30 minutes later, Henson met with school administrators and resigned.

"He resigned the day the incident allegedly happened, saying that he was being kicked out of his house and moving out of town," the school district told ABC Action News following the arrest. 

The school district says that Henson monitored students in a computer lab and had only worked at the school since August.

On Wednesday, Henson turned himself in to authorities. He was arrested at the Pasco County Jail for Sexual Battery (custodial authority). 

His bond was set at $51,000.