Enreeka Nalasco, a former substitute teacher in Miami/Dade, was arrested Friday, May 13, 2022, on charges including human trafficking, traveling to meet a minor, specific uses of computer services or devices prohibited, unlawful use of a communications device, and contributing to the delinquency of children. He is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center without bond.
According to media reports, Miami Beach Police began the investigation into Nalasco in late March after an officer was alerted that a few female students between the ages of 11 and 14 at Nautilus Middle School in Miami Beach, were in possession of narcotics and electronic vape pens. When the police officer asked where the students could have gotten such items, they were told that they were given the drugs from a man known as “Swaggy,” whom they met on the social media app, Snapchat.
The police report stated that “Swaggy” allegedly sold the girls’ vape pens, marijuana, marijuana cards, and nicotine in exchange for sexual favors or cash as payment. They told police that Swaggy drove to deliver the goods and sexual favors at neighborhood parks and the young girls’ homes in Miami Shores.
Investigators discovered that “Swaggy” was Enreeka Nalasco, 32, a former substitute teacher at Miami Beach Senior High School. According to his arrest report, Nalasco was terminated from his teaching job back in October 2018 after he was investigated internally for inappropriately contacting a student through a social media platform.
One of Nalasco’s victims is a 13-year-old girl who was suspended for having narcotics on school grounds. The girl said she bought the vape from “RealSwaggye” on Snapchat.
Another victim is a 12-year-old girl. She claims Nalasco added her on Snapchat after seeing they had mutual friends and then sold her a vape for $40. The girl said Nalasco offered other drugs and medical marijuana cards, but she blocked him on Snapchat after he told her she was pretty and that he wanted to kiss her.
Another victim, a 14-year-old girl, stated that Nalasco added her on Snapchat and sold her a vape pen for $40. She gave him her address, and when he arrived, he told her to get into his car. After she got in, he reached over and put his hand on her thigh, and told her she was pretty. The girl said she felt uncomfortable and blocked him on Snapchat.
Two other girls, 11 and 12-years-old claim that Nalasco offered to sell them narcotics in exchange for “kisses inside his vehicle.”
A 14-year-old girl said she had purchased items from Nalasco and he had expressed a sexual interest in her. On Valentine’s Day 2020, he got a hotel room for them and sent her an explicit video of him masturbating. The teen said she was offered drugs and nicotine in exchange for sexual favors, and that Nalasco drove from his home in Hollywood, FL to her home in Miami Beach to have sexual contact with her.
Another victim is a 12-year-old girl claiming Nalasco sexually battered her in Miami Shores after meeting him on Snapchat and agreeing to buy a vape pen. The girl showed police officers messages between her and Nalasco, which revealed that he also received nude photos of the girl.
A statement was released by a representative of Miami-Dade County Public Schools that read, “Miami-Dade County Public Schools is deeply disturbed by the troubling allegations made against this former employee. This individual has not been employed with M-DCPS since 2018 and is precluded from seeking future employment with this District.”
Enreeka Nalasco is just one of several South Florida teachers to face charges this year for having inappropriate actions with a student. This is every parent’s worst nightmare. Schools should always be a place where parents can trust that their children will be cared for and protected from harm.
Attorney Adam Horowitz has substantial experience representing victims of sexual abuse in the school system. If you have been a victim of sexual misconduct by Enreeka Nalasco or have any knowledge of him, please contact o our law firm at 888-283-9922 or e-mail sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz today.