Odyssey Preparatory Academy 5th Grade Teacher Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation
By Space Coast Daily // November 28, 2017
Kenneth L. Woodard, 41, of Melbourne, arrested
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Kenneth L. Woodard, 41, of Melbourne, was arrested Monday by detectives from the Palm Bay Police Department’s Special Victims Unit and charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.
“The Palm Bay Police Department, along with the Florida Department of Children and Families received a complaint against Woodard, who is a teacher at the Odyssey Preparatory Academy,” said Lt. Mike Bandish, Palm Bay Police Public Information Officer.
“Upon receipt of the allegations, the school immediately reported the incident and placed Woodard on Administrative Leave. The completed investigation revealed that Woodard had inappropriately touched a student within his classroom.”
According to Lt. Bandish, the investigation revealed that there were no other victims in Woodard’s classes.
Odyssey Preparatory Academy worked together with the Palm Bay Police Department and the Department of Children and Families to complete this investigation.
According to Odyssey Preparatory Academy, counseling and other support services are being provided to any students, families, or staff in need during this process.
Woodard, who had worked at the school for three years, was transported to the Brevard County Jail on no Bond.
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