A former Winter Haven police lieutenant who became an elementary school teacher in Auburndale has been arrested on charges of sexually molesting three students.
Arturo Trevino, 39, faces two counts of lewd molestation after the State Attorney's Office charged that he assaulted three girls between November 2006 and January of this year at Boswell Elementary School, where he taught fifth grade.
Polk County sheriff's deputies arrested Trevino without incident at his home Friday afternoon. He was expected to be booked into the jail by Friday evening.
Trevino is accused of assaulting one girl for two months by touching her and making inappropriate comments, according to a Sheriff's Office report.
Two additional girls also saidthey were fondled, deputies reported.
The Sheriff's Office investigated the complaint in January, then forwarded the allegations to the State Attorney's Office, said Chip Thullbery, a spokesman with the State Attorney's Office.