Orange County elementary school teacher accused of molesting child, deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County elementary school teacher was arrested Friday after accusations he molested a child, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Julio Soto was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with one count of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.

Soto was teaching fifth grade at Castle Creek Elementary School, according to the school’s website.


According to the arrest warrant, the victim was a student and the incident occurred during school time.

On the campus of Castle Creek Elementary School, students and parents are talking about the incident.

"Kids have been talking between them, texting all over," said Jose Trinidad, a parent of a student.

A message to parents went out Friday, warning them a teacher was under investigation for inappropriate behavior.

Over the weekend, Soto's attorney told a judge Soto had served 24 years in the Navy and six years in the Army reserves.

Detectives said anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 407-836-4357.

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Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Jeff Deal

Jeff Deal,

I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.