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Ex-preschool teacher gets probation for abusing young boy

May 9, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former preschool teacher has been sentenced to 15 years of probation for molesting a boy under his care at a child care center in Orlando.

Court records who Jayrico Hamilton pleaded guilty to three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct in March.

Judge Elaine A. Barbour said at the sentencing Tuesday that crimes against children are her toughest cases.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the boy was 4 when he was abused during nap time at Bright Horizons at Baldwin Park. He’s now 6.

The child’s mother says he still struggles with whether he’s been bad.

Bright Horizons faces two pending civil lawsuits related to Hamilton. A company statement says their first priority is “always the safety and well-being of the children in our care.”