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NYC Teacher Arrested in Hillsborough County

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 21-021



Tampa, FL
NYC Teacher Arrested in Hillsborough County

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested a New York City teacher who traveled to Tampa to have sexual intercourse with a minor he met online.
On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Zeshaan Naqvi, 31, picked the victim up at their Tampa residence and brought them back to his hotel room. After a few hours, Naqvi returned the victim home. At approximately 1:00 p.m., the suspect picked the victim back up and together they returned to the hotel where they engaged in sexual acts.
Naqvi was arrested at the hotel, located at 915 South Falkenburg Road, where he admitted to deputies that he knew the victim was underage.
"It never ceases to amaze us the lengths predators will go to, to get what they want," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "In this case, a middle school history teacher booked a ticket, boarded a plane, and traveled across the country to meet with a minor who he had been chatting with for about three months. This behavior is deeply disturbing and serves as a grim warning to parents to monitor their child's online activity."