A former middle school teacher in Brandon has been arrested on allegations he gave a student a smart phone to send sexually explicit materials.

  • Ex-middle school teacher arrested on lewd and lascivious charges
  • Michael Geist, 31, was a teacher at Rogers Middle School in Brandon 
  • Geist arrested at his home Monday after investigation

Michael Geist, 31, was arrested Monday night and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a juvenile.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Geist gave a Rogers Middle School student a smart phone and requested the female student to have sexual communications with other students, including sending nude pictures. 

Geist asked the student to take sexually explicit pictures and video of herself in sexual situations, deputies said. 

Geist taught at Rogers Middle School during the second semester of the 2015-2016 school year.

In May 2016, Rogers Middle School officials learned of the allegations and contacted the Sheriff's Office. After deputies began an investigation, Geist resigned from his position at the school. 

During the investigation, detectives seized the cell phone.  

Geist was arrested at his home Monday night without incident.