Youth school worker arrested for sexual battery

Palmetto, Florida -- An employee at the Palmetto Youth Academy was arrested Tuesday on charges he sexually assaulted two teenage boys at the facility.

Manatee Sheriff's detectives say the 15-year-old and 17-year-old boys told them Leroy Bostic Jr., 34, sexually assaulted them in July and August of this year.

The academy is located at the Manatee Correctional Complex and is a youthful offender program under the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Bostic worked there as a contracted employee.

He was arrested at his home without incident and has been charged with Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious Molestation and Introduction of Harmful Material to a Minor.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011.


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