Substitute Hillsborough teacher sent explicit photos, kissed student, deputies say

Samuel Lee Bullock Jr.

VALRICO, Fla. (WFLA) – A substitute Hillsborough County teacher participated in sexually explicit phone conversations and kissed a 14-year-old student, deputies said. Samuel Lee Bullock Jr., 23, is charged with lewd and lascivious conduct, transmitting materials harmful to a minor, and using a phone to seduce, solicit or lure a child.

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Between Aug. 30 and Sept. 16, the suspect communicated by phone with the victim, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. “During these conversations, the defendant and victim participated in numerous explicit sexual conversations,” deputies said. “The defendant and victim attempted on numerous occasions to arrange to meet and engage in sexual intercourse but never did.”

On Sept. 8 the suspect was working at Riverview High when he met the victim in a classroom, deputies said. They hugged and kissed, deputies added.

The suspect admitted to having sexual conversations with the victim, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Bullock sent nude photos to the child, which detectives confirmed by examining both of their phones, deputies said.

The investigation is ongoing. Bullock was booked into the Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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