Pasco charter school employee arrested for having sex with two students

April 13th, 2015 by Staff

Blankenship, 45, was booked into the Pasco County Jail where she is being held on a bond of $100,000.


(WFLA.COM) NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – A 45-year-old Pasco County charter school employee is charged with having sex with at least two boys. 

Diane Blankenship, from New Port Richey, works at the Dayspring Academy. She was arrested Friday afternoon, deputies said. She’s accused of having sex with a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said. 

Blankenship allegedly had sex with the 14-year-old boy in December 2014, deputies said. The sheriff’s office said they were “riding in the back seat of her vehicle while one of the victim’s friends drove them around.”

The incident with the 17-year-old allegedly happened in the victim’s bedroom where Blankenship went before school. 

Deputies said they did not know what Blankenship’s position was at Dayspring. Blankenship is charged with one count of lewd and lascivious battery and one count of unlawful sexual activity. She was booked on $100,000 bond.

Detectives are still trying to determine if there are additional victims. 


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