Elementary school aide in Florida accused of sending explicit texts to 11-year-old student

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An elementary school aide in Florida was arrested Tuesday for attempted sexual battery on a student after going to a movie theater to engage in unlawful sexual conduct, police said.
 
The mother of an 11-year-old boy contacted the Lakeland police Sunday after she found disturbing texts between her child and his teacher from the past school year, police said.

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Alecia Dotson, 45, was employed by the Polk County School Board as a paraprofessional at Highland Groves Elementary where the victim attended as a fifth grader.  

There were 100 messages sent between the two, according to detectives.
 
Detectives said Dotson sent a message Sunday, asking to take the victim to the library. When the victim's mother checked her son's phone, she found several inappropriate messages sent from Dotson.
 
Police said when they arrived to the mother's house to conduct an investigation, Dotson sent a message saying, "Love bug what are you doing" and "I'll be sure to tell her we won't have sex on the first visit…LOL."
 
The Special Victims Unit said they took control of the victim's phone and received another message from Dotson on Tuesday saying, "Are you awake love bug?"
 
Detectives said they posed as the victim and arranged a meeting with Dotson at the Cinemark Movie Theater for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual conduct.
 
Prior to arriving to the theater, Dotson purchased a bottle of lubricant from the Lakeland Mall, detectives said.

Police took Dotson into custody after arriving at the theater.
 
Dotson said that over the last three weeks, her relationship with the victim evolved from a "mentorship" to a "crush" to a "romantic relationship."
 
Investigators said Dotson was charged with two counts of attempted sexual battery under 12, use computer device to solicit a child, traveling to meet a minor and unlawful use of communications.
 
Dotson was taken to the Polk County Jail.