Yoga teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old student
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
A yoga instructor from Delray Beach is accused of having sex with his 15-year-old female student.
According to the Delray Beach police, the victim's mother said 58-year-old Keith Fox had an inappropriate relationship with her daughter.
The arrest report states that Fox was the girl's yoga teacher, and the two spent lots of time alone together, including in his car and at his home.
Police say in June 2016, the teen's mother hired a private investigator to look into the pair's relationship. Police say the report concluded that Fox and the teen were seen naked and touching one another at his home while his wife was away on a business trip.
The report from the private investigator also said that the teen was at the home when it was clear Fox was the only one present.
The mother told officers that Fox would pick up her daughter all times of the day, including early in the morning and late at night.
In July 2016, officers spoke with the 15-year-old girl. She told police that she and Fox had a father, daughter like relationship and that she considered him to be a mentor.
She told officers that Fox would buy her things and tell her no one would love her like he did, including her parents.
The girl told police the first inappropriate contact she had with Fox was when the two were sitting in his car. He asked her if she ever had an orgasm and offered to give her a "Thai massage." The girl told police he then placed one of his hands on her stomach and his other hand over her private areas and began touching her under her panties.
The teen told officers that on July 4, she was alone with Fox inside his home. The teen told Fox it was not a good idea for them to have sex because she was on her cycle, but Fox insisted, and the two had sex.
A few days after speaking with police, the teen was taken to the Butterfly house for a rape exam.
Police reached out to Fox, who provided a sample of his DNA to investigators.
Fox was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County jail. He is charged with sexual battery on a victim over 12 years of age but less than 18 years of age.