United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced today that a federal jury has found Dennis Lee Line, 51, Winter Springs, guilty of one count of attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Former Florida High School Teacher Convicted After Attempting To Meet Child For Sex

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced today that a federal jury has found Dennis Lee Line, 51, Winter Springs, guilty of one count of attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.
Dennis Lee Line, 51

U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced today that a federal jury has found Dennis Lee Line, 51, Winter Springs, guilty of one count of attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Line faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. He had been indicted on April 6, 2022. A sentencing date is scheduled for November 2, 2022.   

According to evidence admitted during trial, Line, who most recently taught at Oviedo High School for 18 years (ending in 2019), met who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl on a dating application on February 9, 2022.

Later that day, the 15-year-old girl and Line began sending text messages to each other. In the text messages, Line initiated a discussion about sex and meeting later that night so that he could teach her about sex and perform oral sex on her. 

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Line agreed to meet the 15-year-old girl in Orange County after he left his job at a theme park. Unbeknownst to Line, the 15-year-old girl was actually an undercover law enforcement officer and he was arrested when he arrived at the meeting location.

This case was investigated by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Orlando Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn P. Napier.

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