School district employee accused of molesting boy to be terminated



SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Eyewitness News learned a man who has been working for the last two years at Seminole County School District's central distribution center is being terminated after allegations of molesting a boy in 2011.

Officials said he had to stay inside and couldn't even make deliveries to schools because he was banned from being near children.

Former Seminole County teacher and pastor, Jimmie Blake, did not want to be interviewed Friday.

He's the same man arrested in 2011, and in 2012 for the same case, for allegedly molesting a boy from 1997 to 2002.

Blake was suspended without pay after his 2011 arrest and many assumed his career ended.

As the case slowly moved through the courts, Eyewitness News discovered Blake was actually put back on the payroll and given a job at a school district distribution center, where he's been since.

The district says before finishing its investigation, its hands were tied and officials were required by law give him another assignment.

They said for years, they couldn't complete the investigation because when they got the original arrest report, it was so heavily redacted.

They couldn't get in contact with the victim, because his name was taken out and all they were left with in the end was really a bunch of holes.

The break came last month, when the district finally got copies of a detailed deposition from the victim, which gave district officials the evidence they needed to remove Blake from the schools for good.

Blake is suspended without pay, and is set to be terminated next week.