Florida Woman Faces Child Se*x Abuse Charges for Allegedly Posing as Home-Schooled Student in Online Exploitation Case

A 22-year-old woman in Florida is facing charges of child sex abuse for allegedly posing as a home-schooled student online and engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage boy.

Alyssa Zinger has been charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious battery and five counts of lewd or lascivious molestation by a defendant over 18 of a victim aged 12 to 15, as reported by the Tampa Police Department.

Authorities state that Zinger primarily communicated with the victim through social media and expressed concerns about the possibility of other victims being involved.

Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw commented on the disturbing nature of the case, urging any potential victims of Zinger to come forward. He stated, “It is disturbing and unsettling to see an adult take advantage of a child and prey on them.

Anyone who may have been a victim of Zinger’s, we encourage you to come forward. The Tampa Police Department will support you and ensure a predator like Zinger doesn’t cause you or others additional harm.”

Zinger has entered a plea of not guilty to all charges and was released on a surety bond on November 24, the day of her arrest, according to court records. Her listed attorney’s office declined to provide any comments on the case.

Search records cited by various outlets reveal that Zinger allegedly met the victim in May, maintaining communication with him via Snapchat. The victim, reportedly believing Zinger was 14 years old, fell prey to the deceitful situation.

In an affidavit obtained by news sources, it is revealed that Zinger had been arrested for shoplifting in July and claimed to have been born in 2009 during that incident, raising concerns about her credibility.

If you suspect child abuse, call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

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