On May 21, 2021, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was contacted in reference to a Lecanto High School teacher sending lewd text messages and images to a student.
During the investigation, Detective Mission with the CCSO Special Victims Unit obtained evidence that revealed 33-year-old Adam Joseph Joerres had been engaging in inappropriate conversations of a sexual nature with a student through text messages spanning over the past several months.
Officials made contact with Joerres earlier this morning to speak with him regarding this case. During his interview, Joerres made statements that confirmed the allegations. He was subsequently placed under arrest for solicitation of sexual conduct from a student by an authority figure.
“𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘸 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦. 𝘜𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺, 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘑𝘰𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺’𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘮,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “𝘈 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘑𝘰𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺.”
As a result of this investigation, CCSO officials arrested Joerres. Joerres is currently being held at the Citrus County Detention Facility with a bond of $10,000.00 per the bond schedule.
Photo: Citrus County Sheriffs Office