March 27, 2019 04:34 PM
A 19-year-old St. Cloud man who was employed as a tutor coach by an organization that contracts with the St. Cloud school district has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct after authorities say he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old student with whom he was working.
Court records show Leroy Leron Michael Moore - an employee with the tutoring company Dreamline - was charged Monday in Stearns County.
According to the criminal complaint, a St. Cloud police officer working as the School Resource Officer at North Junior High began investigating a report of an inappropriate relationship between Moore, a tutor coach, and the girl on March 19. The girl initially acknowledged that Moore had kissed or attempted to kiss her on two occasions.
But Moore is alleged to have admitted to engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with the girl on two occasions in the Dreamline classroom. The complaint states the girl then also acknowledged those two occasions in a follow-up interview with authorities.
On one of those occasions, another student said she confronted Moore after witnessing the aftermath, according to the complaint.
Moore is scheduled to make his first court appearance next Monday.
St. Cloud Area School District 742 issued a statement on the matter Wednesday:
"Last week, administrators at North Junior High responded to a report that involved a North student and an employee of Dreamline, a partner organization with the School District," the statement read. "The matter was immediately investigated by School District officials and referred to the St. Cloud Police Department the same day. The adult was immediately removed from North Junior High and is no longer working for Dreamline.
"The individual has been charged with criminal sexual assault by the Stearns County Attorney's Office with the full cooperation of the School District. No other students were involved in the situation. Staff is focused on supporting this student and ensuring the safety and well-being of all students."
Updated: March 27, 2019 04:34 PM
Created: March 27, 2019 03:35 PM
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