MIAMI SPRINGS (CBS4) – A physical education teacher at Miami Springs Middle School is facing serious charges after police say he had inappropriate relations with a female student.
Carlos Usatorres, 32, was arrested in December and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim accused Usatorres of having sex with her on at least three occasions. He is also accused of fondling the victim’s private parts through her clothing.
A witness also reported seeing inappropriate behavior between the victim and Usatorres.
But other parents, and the victim’s lawyer, say they were never told about the alleged incident. One mother told us she found out from someone else. Another told us she found out from her daughter, who found out from another student.
The mothers say they wanted to know about the alleged incident.
“Of course, we are the ones who need to know,” said Doris Moreno, mother.
The victim’s lawyer, Jeffrey Herman, says he is investigating for a possible lawsuit against Miami-Dade Schools.
Miami-Dade Schools spokesperson John Schuster released a statement late Wednesday:
“School administrators responded immediately to the situation, with all necessary notifications. The employee has been reassigned as an investigation is conducted. says Usatorres has been reassigned to a position that has no contact with students while the claims are investigated.”