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Substitute teacher accused of inappropriately touching boy in Deerfield Beach

Boy says he felt something poking his buttocks while sitting on man's lap

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A substitute teacher was arrested Thursday for inappropriately touching a 7-year-old boy, authorities said.

The incident was reported Wednesday at Quiet Waters Elementary School at 4150 W. Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach. 

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said in a news release Friday that Juan Emmanuel Manns, 24, of Boca Raton, has been a substitute teacher at the school for a year and also worked in the aftercare program.

She said the boy was in the aftercare program about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when Manns told him to sit on his lap.

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The boy told authorities that he felt something poking his buttocks while he was sitting on the teacher's lap.

Manns was arrested the next day on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Detective LaTanya Phillips at 954-321-4218 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.


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