Teacher arrested for third time after another victim comes forward

Northwest Florida

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A teacher in Escambia County is facing more charges after being arrested for a third time in the past three weeks. 

Mark Lua, 30, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with obscene communication and using a two-way device to facilitate a felony. 

This new charge comes after another victim, a former student of his at Ferry Pass Middle, came forward accusing Lua of sexual battery. 

Lua, most recently a teacher at Booker T. Washington High School, was first arrested January 17 after being accused of having a student send him sexual videos.

He was arrested again January 30th and accused of sexual assault after a victim said she and Lua had sex at his home on Patch Lane. She said Lua was her drama teacher when she was at Ferry Pass Middle.

He allegedly used a fake Instagram account to communicate with students and have them send explicit photos. 

The school district has suspended Lua pending the investigation.


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