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A Coral Springs man is behind bars after allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.
According to police, Robert Grant, 27, was a former flag football coach and he helped the victim with physical therapy, football and served as a mentor to the victim. Police said Grant established a bond of trust with the victim’s mother.
Grant is a custodian for Coral Springs Middle and would serve as assistant coach in various school sports and served as a chaperone on field trips.
Police said Grant drove to Coral Springs Middle School on October 14th to help the victim with his Algebra homework.
Once they finished the Algebra homework, Grant allegedly instructed the victim to lie on the floor so that he could stretch him. That’s when police said Grant sexually assaulted the teenager.
The victim told police that Grant assaulted him several times after that. The victim said he was afraid to say anything because he didn’t know what Grant would do next and was in fear that Grant would kidnap him if he tried to stop him.
Police arrested Grant on October 17th. Grant told police that he was on campus, helped the victim and assisted him with physical therapy activities. However, he denied all sexual allegations.
Grant is facing 11 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. He’s being held on $100,000 bond.