Church service held after secretary arrested, accused of sex with student

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HAINES CITY, Florida - A Haines City church and school had service Wednesday, one day after an employee was arrested for having sex with a student.

Landmark Christian Church told 10 News it planned to discuss the arrest of Trina Rocker, a secretary at Landmark Christian High School. However, we were not allowed in the service and were asked to leave the property. Church leaders called Haines City police on 10 News as well.

The church's lead pastor, Dr. Mickey Carter, did speak to 10 News earlier Wednesday about the arrest. "Bad shock. Bad surprise. We're feeling the pain for all the family," he said.

According to detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, 41-year-old Rocker had sex with a 17-year-old student. According to the arrest affidavit, it happened five times in various locations. They said Rocker had sex with him on a side road, in a shed at her house, and even in the laundry closet at a Holiday Inn during a senior trip to Washington D.C.

Detectives say the relationship began in November 2011 and ended in May 2012.

According to detectives, the victim's parents discovered the relationship and confronted their son, who admitted to the sexual encounters. They add he has since graduated from the school and no longer has any contact with Rocker.

According to Pastor Carter, Rocker was a secretary at the school for two years. He added that she and her husband, the athletic director, both graduated from Landmark Christian.

Rocker has been charged with five counts of Unlawful Sex with a Minor. Bond is set at $5,000.

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