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New victim in case of former Polk teacher accused of sex with students

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Jennifer Fichter in court during her previous appearance Jennifer Fichter in court during her previous appearance
POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - Lakeland Police have charged a former Polk County English teacher with additional counts of unlawful sex with a third student in the ongoing investigation.

Detectives added 10 more counts to the long list of charges against Jennifer Fichter, 29, who is now accused of having sex with three of her former students from Central Florida Aerospace Academy.

Fichter appeared in court once again Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

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The third victim told the investigators it all started between Fichter and him in August 2012 when the teenager invited Fichter to a campfire at the Lakeland Linder Airport.  She accepted the invitation, the Lakeland Police affidavit stated.

“That developed into them talking meeting, having a sexual relationship,” Sgt. Gary Gross with the Lakeland Police Department said.  “One occasion [they had sex] on the roof of a building out at Lakeland- Linder airport.”

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Fichter and the boy went up on the roof of the FAA building. They were laying on their backs watching the airplanes and the runway lights when they started tickling each other and then kissing, according to police. They engaged in different types of sexual activities, police said. The relationship continued through December 2012. They met up at Fichter's place at Cobblestone Landing apartments in Lakeland and in the car somewhere in rural Hillsborough.

The teenager told police, they had about 10 to 20 dates at her place in which they engaged in sexual intercourse and another 15-20 times in the car.

The affidavit states 10 more counts of sex with a minor. Fichter already has 20 charges against her.

She is in the Polk County jail.  Her bond is now set at over $500,000.

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Police say Fichter also played online games with this alleged victim.

“That is the first thing she does is get down on their level,” Sgt. Gross said.  “They can call her by the first name, we can play Words with Friends, and the next thing you know touchy-feely, we have a relationship,” Sgt. Gross said.

Gross said they aren’t sure whether more victims are out there.  He said male victims are very reluctant to come forward in cases like these.

Stay with WFLA.com for more on this developing story.

Holly Bounds contributed to this story.

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