Coral Springs, FL – Jennifer Efre Deberry, a 30-year-old dance Teacher, was jailed Friday after she allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
According to police, Deberry and the victim reportedly became acquainted for the first time when the boy began taking dance lessons when he was 13 years old.
Deberry reportedly manages the dance studio where the two met and was the boy’s instructor, according to the arrest affidavit.
Investigators say a sexual relationship developed between Deberry and the boy when he turned 15 years old. The alleged sexual relationship began in September 2012 and continued through January 2013.
As the investigation unfolded, detectives recovered more than 117 pages of text messages that had been exchanged between Deberry and the boy.
3Among the alleged test messages, Deberry reportedly told the boy “You know we have been together for about a month now, but I feel like forever xoxo.”
Another text message reads: “Good night sweetheart: I love you with all of my heart and can’t wait to be with you again tomorrow. Sweet dreams hugs and kisses and more kisses, I can’t wait for the day that I can fall asleep in your arms hopefully in New York.”
Yet another text message reads: “Thank you for the greatest weekend ever. Its hard to imagine that it could ever possibly get any better than this weekend was, I’m going to miss you all day tomorrow until I see you but it will feel great when I do.”
Perhaps the most twisted text message released by investigators reads: “I hope one day I will be their daughter-in-law. I can’t believe how I want to spend the rest of my life with you and I’m sure of it. I love you more than anything and have loved you for a very long time.
Deberry was booked into the Broward County Jail and charged with felony lewd and lascivious battery. She was released after posting $10,000 bond.