A South Florida teacher and camp counselor is facing criminal charges for sexually harassing a girl at a summer camp he worked at and has been accused of touching several of his former elementary students he worked around.
 
NBC Miami reported in mid-August that a teacher, who has been identified as Christopher Falzone,35, has been working around young children for years and engaging in behavior that is not only illegal but violates the rights of others. He was recently arrested in Broward County on “a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior for allegedly inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl while working as a counselor at Camp Live Oak in Fort Lauderdale.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Falzone may have engaged in inappropriate behavior toward small children. Apparently, back in 2012, when the 35-year-old teacher was employed as a substitute at Sheridan Elementary School located in Hollywood, FL, he sexually harassed an eight-year-old girl. He was filling in for a second-grade teacher and be began to “openly groom and sexually harass the victim.” That child’s identity has not been released although the news outlet referred to her as “Jane Doe.”
Falzone was accused of “rubbing her back, hugging her, and engaging in other inappropriate forms of touching.” Then a year later when the child turned nine, Falzone allegedly “assaulted her by touching her buttocks and fondling her.” As a result of the allegations, the family of the child has filed a lawsuit against the Broward County School Board. The sexual harassment lawyer representing the family says that the “school board knew or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known that Falzone was dangerous and a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of female students, including Jane.”
Aside from “Jane” being victimized, the lawsuit also claims that Falzone sexually harassed other female students, and sometimes engaged in the behavior right in front of the principal. He was eventually fired from the school in 2013 after another victim reported Falzone’s behavior. He went on to work at Renaissance Charter School in Cooper City where he taught third grade. However, after he was recently arrested for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old at the camp he worked at, the charter school fired him from his position.
A spokesperson for the charter school issued a statement saying, “At Renaissance Charter School at Cooper City, our highest priority is providing a safe and secure environment for our students. In light of allegations and the arrest of Christopher Falzone regarding activities that occurred over the summer at a summer camp, Mr. Falzone is no longer employed at our school.”
 
Falzone was booked into jail after his arrest but was later released on bond.
 
If you believe your child was the victim of sexual harassment and you need help filing a complaint, let one of our caring and reliable sexual harassment attorneys in Fort Lauderdale help you.
While all schools in South Florida require teachers to undergo a background check and often rely on their past experiences at other schools before choosing to hire someone, somehow, Falzone slipped through the cracks after being fired from his first teaching position in Hollywood. And the reality is, it could happen again with another teacher. That is why parents must remain vigilant when it comes to their child’s education and be aware of who is working around them. And if your child ever comes home claiming someone inappropriately touched them or made a comment that made them feel uncomfortable, it would be wise to look into the matter.
In the event you believe your child was the victim of sexual misconduct, whether it was on or off school campus, we urge you to contact USAttorneys.com today to that we can help you find a sexual harassment lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL who can help you. Like the parents of “Jane Doe,” you too can take legal action against the teacher/and or the school board for the traumatic experience your child had to go through.

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