School Janitor Arrested For Touching Six Year Old

Davenport, Fla. (970 WFLA)-On April 18, Polk County Deputies arrested a Polk County School Board employee for one count lewd conduct. 

The suspect, 49-year-old Jose Baez-Ortiz of Davenport, inappropriately touched a 6-year-old girl at Davenport School of the Arts, where he works as a janitor.

According to the sheriff's office report, a witness became suspicious when she saw Baez-Ortiz sit down next to the child during lunch in the school cafeteria.  The witness told investigators she saw Baez-Ortiz rubbing the victim's leg and placing his hand inside the victim's skirt on her inner thigh.

During interviews with detectives, Baez-Ortiz admitted he touched the girl,  saying he  was having trouble dealing with an ill family member and wanted to touch the victim to make himself feel better. 

Baez-Ortiz was arrested and charged with  lewd conduct he is now in the Polk County Jail.

Photo Credit: Polk County Sheriff

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