Eisenhower teacher charged with molesting child before he started teaching at Hillsborough school

Amett Jared Santiago

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An Eisenhower Middle School teacher is charged with inappropriately touching an 8-year-old victim. The incident occurred before the suspect, Amett Jared Santiago, 26, was employed at Eisenhower, which is located in Gibsonton, deputies said. The victim was never a student of Santiago’s.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged Santiago with lewd and lascivious molestation. The incident occurred on Oct. 11, 2014, deputies said.

The child had been left in the suspect’s care, deputies said. “Santiago admitted to a witness that he touched the victim, but gave limited details about the encounter,” a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.

Santiago was arrested Sunday. He resigned from Eisenhower.

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