A St. Lucie County high school teacher has been arrested and charged with six counts of lewd and lascivious conduct involving six teen victims.
St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the 68-year-old for several weeks and arrested the man on March 18. He was booked into the Indian River County jail with bail set at $600,000.
The alleged illegal activity took place during the current school year and apparently involved victims ranging in age from 14 to 15, according to investigators.
According to the arrest report, the man’s conduct “went well beyond a causal or friendly contact and was for a lewd and lascivious purpose.”
Police also claim that the man said to at least one victim that he “can’t wait until you’re 18. Actually, we’re doing it sooner.”
Investigators alleged they located a mirror “affixed to the underside of the suspect’s desk,” according to the arrest report.
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