PD: Former teacher impregnated student

Posted at 10:26 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 23:18:41-05

Robert Celeste, 50, was charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor on Nov. 20. 

St. Petersburg Police said recent DNA results show he is the newborn’s father.

Celeste worked at Northeast High School in 2014, but put in a transfer to Pinellas Park High School in August. 

Authorities said that is around the same time the alleged sexual activity occurred.

Following the allegations of having sex with a minor, the Pinellas County School District confirmed Celeste resigned in Sept. of 2015.  Two months later he traded his yearbook photo in for a mug shot.

ABC Action News tried to get a comment from Celeste on the recently released DNA results.  He opened his door for a brief second and said, “no comment.”

Celeste pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

He has a pre-trial hearing on March 7 at 8:30 am at the Pinellas County Courthouse.