Caretaker at group home accused of sexually battering teens

Published On: Dec 07 2013 12:01:56 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 07 2013 12:09:06 AM EST

Osceola County deputies arrested a caretaker at a local group home on charges he was sexually battering the same girls he was supposed to be helping.

37-year-old Domingo Sanchez was arrested Friday.

Deputies say acting on a tip they went to interview Sanchez about the allegations, and that's when he allegedly admitting to having sex with three girls staying at the home. Two of the girls were 17. The third was only 13. Sanchez reportedly told investigators the sexual encounters happened on several occasions. 

The sheriff's office says Sanchez is no longer employed by the organization that provides the staff for the group home.

Sanchez is charged with eight counts of sexual battery by a custodian and was booked into the Osceola County jail. Deputies say their investigation is ongoing.

Stay with Local 6 for updates on this developing story.


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