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Duval schools maintenance worker arrested, accused of soliciting a minor to engage in sexual conduct

A maintenance worker for Duval County Public Schools was arrested Friday “on charges related to solicitation of a minor,” in accordance to a message despatched to the district’s households on Monday.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on-line Inmate Information Search, Kevin Bryan Pearce, 57, is going through fees that embody:

  • Solicitation of a youngster by way of laptop to engage in sexual conduct

  • Travel to meet after utilizing a laptop to seduce/solicit/lure a youngster

  • Transmission of materials dangerous to minor/s

  • Unlawful use of two-way communication machine

  • Coerce business sexual exercise of an grownup for human trafficking

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DCPS stated Pearce was employed in December 2017 and in addition to the felony investigation, “the district is conducting a professional standards investigation,” the district stated in the information launch.

The district referred to as Pearce’s arrest “very disappointing news.”

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DCPS whereas “the presumption of innocence applies,” if or when Pearce is launched from jail, he “will be assigned a role with no student contact pending the outcome of both the criminal and district investigations.”

Online data present that Pearce continues to be in jail being held on a greater than $400,000 bond. His subsequent court docket date is ready for May 20.

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