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Detectives: Former St. Pete teacher had sex with student, other victims possible

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Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39, is charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Pinellas Co. Jail booking photo Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39, is charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Pinellas Co. Jail booking photo
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives think a former teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student may have victimized additional minors.

Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39, is charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.

Investigators say Kingsley befriended the teen while she was a teacher at a private school in St. Petersburg. The suspect and the victim began texting each other via a phone application in mid-June. The two then began to meet up at various locations throughout Pinellas County. Detectives say the pair had sex on or around July 5, 2014.

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Detectives say that Kingsley is a former teacher and had frequent contact with children; therefore there could be other victims.

Kingsley posted bond of $20,000 and was released from Pinellas County Jail Monday night.

Anyone with information on this investigation or other potential victims, is asked to contact Detective J. Stibbard with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Crimes Against Children Unit at 727-582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS orwww.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

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