In a recorded interview with a Broward Sheriff's Office detective, a Catholic school teacher admitted to inappropriately touching a student, investigators said.
Miguel Cala was captured on a Broward County Jail camera telling the father of one of the boys he's accused of molesting that he told church leaders he had desires for young children before they gave him the job at St. Andrews.
Now, another recording shows he made a similar claim to a detective for the Broward Sheriff's Office two years ago, police said.
On Sept. 4, 2010, a BSO detective met with Cala in Hanover, Va., after a parent notified police that her son told her Cala touched his private parts during a music lesson.
Cala told investigators he had planned to flee to Canada to escape an anticipated investigation but then notified police of where he was, BSO said.
During the recorded interview, Cala confessed to molesting several boys, police said.
"I was a ticking bomb. I knew it was going to blow sooner or later," Cala said.
In the recording, Cala described one incident.
"It started hugging him, and that's what happened when I touched him," Cala said.
"OK, when you say you touched him inappropriately --" the detective asked.
"Yes," Cala said.
"That can mean a lot of things. What does that mean?" the detective asked.
"I touched him, his penis," Cala said.
"Have you ever talked to the priest or anything?" the detective asked Cala in another part of the interview.
"Yes," Cala said.
"In confession?" the detective asked.
"In confession," Cala said.
"OK, did he tell you to see the doctor or get your medication, or, yes?" the detective asked.
"Yes, and to pray," Cala said.
"How long ago was that?" the detective asked.
"A long time ago, about a year probably," Cala said.