Published: Apr 01, 2014 4:43 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 01, 2014 4:48 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral dance instructor, accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old student during a convention in Orlando, was convicted at trial last week in Orange County.

According to an investigative report, Nichol Marie Phelps, now 30, cultivated an increasingly sexual relationship with her pupil in the months before molesting the girl in March 2012. 

Read the story in its entirety on the Orlando Sentinel's website here.