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Coral Springs Middle School Custodian Facing New Molestation Charge

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    A custodian and assistant sports coach at Coral Springs Middle School who was arrested last month for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy is facing a new charge after another alleged victim came forward. Robert Grant, 27, was arrested Monday on a charge of lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim under 18.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    A custodian and assistant sports coach at Coral Springs Middle School who was arrested last month for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy is facing a new charge after another alleged victim came forward.

    Robert Grant, 27, was arrested Monday on a charge of lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim under 18, according to a Coral Springs Police arrest report. Grant was already facing 12 similar charges after his arrest last month.

    The investigation into the most recent allegation began after it was reported to the Florida Department of Children and Families abuse hotline, the arrest report said.

    According to the report, Grant drove the 13-year-old boy to the school back on Aug. 4 so they could play basketball in the gym. The school was closed at the time and the boy didn't see anyone else there, the report said.

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    While they were in the gym, Grant helped the teen do leg stretches, and the teen said Grant would adjust the victim's boxers under his gym shorts while he was stretching, the report said.

    At one point, Grant put his hand up the open leg of the victim's gym shorts and touches his privates, according to the report.

    When the teen told Grant that his leg hurt from running, Grant told him he "needed to get blood in his penis so that his leg would get better," the report said. Grant told the teen he had done the same thing to another kid who had the same problem, according to the report.

    Video Surveillance later confirmed that Grant and the teen were at the school on Aug. 4.

    Last month, Grant was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy multiple times. Grant denied the allegations at the time.

    "The safety of our students is always the highest priority for Broward County Public Schools. Upon notification by law enforcement regarding the arrest of the individual, he was immediately reassigned on October 17, 2017, away from students, and continues to be reassigned," Broward County Public Schools said in a statement. "The District continues to cooperate with law enforcement in its investigation into this matter."

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    Grant remained behind bars Tuesday, jail records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

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