Miami, FL (March 23, 2019) - A fifth-grade teacher with the Miami-Dade Schools is in custody after being arrested on allegations of molesting a child. Police have charged Alejandro Perez with lewd and lascivious conduct and molestation on a child older than 12 years old. Perez was arrested by authorities on Friday, March 22nd.
Perez, 60, was a teacher at Charles R. Hadley Elementary School. In total, he has been employed by the school district for 34 years and has no disciplinary incidents on his employee record. Police first began looking into Perez following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a student at the school. No specific details regarding the investigation have been released. Although the investigation initially centered around one student, authorities say that more victims could come forward.
Following his arrest, Perez was held without bond pending a court appearance. No further information was released.
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