What to Know
- Robert Grant, 29, was arrested on lewd and lascivious molestation charges in 2017.
- Grant is a former custodian and assistant sports coach at Coral Springs Middle School.
A former middle school custodian has been convicted of molesting a teen boy back in 2017.
Robert Grant, 29, was found guilty Thursday on 10 of 11 charges, including lewd and lascivious molestation and sexual battery. He faces a possible life sentence.
Grant, who was also an assistant sports coach at Coral Springs Middle School, was arrested in 2017 after a 15-year-old boy claimed Grant sexually assaulted him. A second boy came forward with similar allegations.
Throughout closing arguments Wednesday, state prosecutors said Grant took advantage of young men by grooming them and acted like their mentor to gain their trust.
During the weeklong trial, prosecutors showed surveillance video that showed Grant and one of the teens at school during nighttime when the campus was closed.
The defense argued Grant was innocent, also claiming that there was no hard DNA evidence to back up the allegation that Grant performed oral sex on a teen.
His lawyer also brought up Grant's 3-hour statement to police, in which he denies the claims against him 17 times.