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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A volunteer at Twins Gymnastics in Coral Springs is facing serious charges Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday, Coral Springs detectives arrested Leonardo Antonio Suarez Alvarez, 52, on several counts of lewd lascivious molestation on a

Police said Alvarez intentionally and inappropriately touched girls ages seven to 10 in a lewd lascivious manner.

The victims attended Twins Gymnasium located in the 1200 block of North University Drive in Coral Springs, according to police.

Investigators said the most recent incident took place on Tuesday and date back as far as two years.

The arrest report also says Alvarez is the brother of the gym owners.

One girl said she told him to stop and even told the owner, according to the arrest report, and the owner said she would tell her brother to stop.

Monica Shelton, a parent who pulled her daughter out of the school a few weeks back, described the environment as “unprofessional.”

“I’m really praying that she doesn’t tell me anything else besides the fact he said things that hurt her feelings and made her uncomfortable,” Shelton said, referring to her daughter.

Twins Gymnastics is a family-owned gymnastics center.

Alvarez is facing five counts of molestation and is being held without bond.

Police are asking anyone with more information to contact Detective Hallman at 954-346-1343.


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