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Bernardo Osorio was a math teacher at Miami’s Cutler Bay Senior High School in 2017 when he admitted to a sexual relationship with an underage student.
In an 2017 interview with Miami-Dade Schools Police, Osorio said the student performed oral sex on him at least three times, twice at the school.
“I told him what we are doing is something that we are not supposed to do,” he recently told the NBC6 Investigators.
According to police records, Osorio preyed on a vulnerable student who had lost his father just months before the abuse began. The student says he was 16 when the abuse occurred. Osorio insisted to police that the young man was to blame.
“They know what they are doing. They are not angels. They know exactly what they want and they go for it,” he said. “He is the one who initiated everything.”
Osorio was arrested and charged with sexual battery. He immediately resigned as a teacher.
Last year, he struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to three less serious charges of child abuse.
NBC 6 interviewed Osorio at his South Florida home months after the case was closed. Osorio, who acknowledged that the conversation was being recorded, told us a story similar to what he had told police two years before.
“I don’t know if this is legal to say anything about it because the case is closed, but he is the one who insisted and I told him several times no, no, no and he wanted to do it, he wanted to do it,” he said. “I, as an adult, made the wrong decision.”
Wednesday night at 11, what the NBC6 Investigators found out about previous complaints against Osorio that were made during his career as a teacher. I’s the latest in the ongoing investigation into Teacher Troubles in South Florida.