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action-child-children-79990-300x200Retired Swedish sportscaster Bo Gunnar Hansson was arrested for allegedly groping a teenage boy at a public park in Coral Springs and pursuing two other teens in a park in Margate.

Hansson, 85, is charged with lewd or lascivious molestation on a minor. He is being held in Broward’s Main Jail on $100,000 bond. He was deemed a flight risk because he had already purchased a return ticket to Sweden and was ordered to surrender his passport. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor Joao Da Silva of Davie, Florida was arrested on August 21 for allegedly inappropriately fondling three female students.

Da Silva, 34, is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation involving a minor under 16 and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation involving a victim aged 16 or 17. He is being held in lieu of $225,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Former Palmetto Senior High School teacher Jason Edward Meyers was arrested in February 2016 on a sexual battery charge involving one of his students. A lawsuit was filed this week in federal court on behalf of a student against the Miami-Dade School Board that claims the school district did nothing to stop Meyers’ behavior.

“As alleged, the School Board knew that Mr. Meyers posed a serious risk of sexual abuse against our community’s children. Yet it did virtually nothing to stop him,” Miami attorney Mark Schweikert told The Miami Herald. “Instead, the School Board merely relocated the risk posed by his predatory behavior from one school to another.”

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U.S. Army Sergeant Alexis Kirk Torres was arrested on Monday for allegedly soliciting underage children to engage in a commercial sex act. Torres, 26, was caught in an FBI sting operation that purportedly led him to Davie in Broward County with candy, cash, lubricant and condoms that he intended to use on two young girls, aged 12 and 14.

Torres was not aware that the meeting he was going to was a sting operation and the man he was communicating with was actually an undercover federal agent. He is to remain in jail until a bond hearing is held to decide if he is eligible for bond. News sources did not specify an attorney for Torres.

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