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New student victim in Polk teacher sex scandal

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Jennifer Fichter was fired today as a Polk County teacher. Jennifer Fichter was fired today as a Polk County teacher.
LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) - A new victim has come forward in the case of a former Polk County teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with her teenage student.

Jennifer Fichter, 29, of Lakeland, is now facing 20 new counts of sex with a minor, the Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday afternoon.

The new charges stem from a sexual relationship Fichter allegedly had with one of her students in 2011 when the student was 17-years old. Fichter was 26-years old at the time and was an English teacher at Central Florida Aerospace Academy.

The new information came to light during the ongoing investigation by PCSO and Lakeland Police, detectives say. The victim in this case was identified after Fichter’s original arrest last week.

The recent victim told investigators he would spend time in her classroom after normal school hours. The affidavit states they would communicate using a texting app on his iPod since he did not have a cell phone at the time.

The report says the two would spend time together at Fichter's Lakeland apartment, where they would watch TV and cuddle on the couch. The victim told investigators the relationship progressed in October 2011 from kissing to consensual sex.

Detectives say the two had sex approximately 20 times between October 2011 to May 2012 at Fichter's residence and the teen's home when his mother was away.

Fichter's first arrest involved a sexual relationship she allegedly had with another 17-year-old student.

Fichter told investigators that she had sex with that student 20 to 30 times beginning in November 2013. She claims the boy got her pregnant and she had an abortion.

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She is facing charges in Polk County and Hillsborough County where the sex occurred, detectives say.

Fichter was officially fired from her position as an English teacher at Central Florida Aerospace Academy on Tuesday.

She remains in the Polk County Jail.

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