MCSO: Youth counselor sent children explicit messages, tried to meet up for sex

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
Published on December 10, 2019 - Duration: 01:51s

MCSO: Youth counselor sent children explicit messages, tried to meet up for sex

Detectives say a former youth counselor with The Boys and Girls Club of Martin County sent explicit messages to underage children and tried to meet up with them for sex.


MCSO: Youth counselor sent children explicit messages, tried to meet up for sex

KIDS.WPTV'S CHRIS GILMORE IS LIVEWITH HOW INVESTIGATORS SAY THESUSPECT ALLEGEDLY CONTACTEDMIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN ABOTHEIR SEXUAL HABITS.ACCORDING TO DOCUMENTS FROMTHE SHERIFF'S OFFICE JOSEANTONIO VALENTIN MET FOUR MALEVICTIMS HERE AT INDIANTOWNMIDDLE SCHOOL WHERE HE WORKEAND ASKED AT LEAST ONE OF THESTUDENTS TO MEET UP.THE 26 YEAR OLD SUSPECT WASTAKEN INTO CUSTODY YESTERDAFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HEADMITTED TO HAVING SEXUALFANTASIES ABOUT CHILDREN ANDALLEGEDLY HAVING INAPPROPRIATECONVERSATIONS WITH THEMINSTAGRAM AND SNAPCHAT.INVESTIGATORS SAY VALENTINDELETED THE MESSAGES FROM HISPHONE..

BUT THEY ALSO SAYBETWEEN VICTIM STATEMENTS ANDCONFESSION THEY HAD ENOUGH TOARREST HIM.

DEPUTIES SAYVALENTIN WORKED AS A YOUTHCOUNSELOR THROUGH AMERICORPWHERE HE MET THE VICTIMS WHOWERE BETWEEN 11 AND 15 YEAOL< There is a day of reckonincoming for people that wouldinvolve themselves in thiskind of reckless behavior andfor those who get arrested andcharged with these type ofcrimes prison is a horribleplace it is a dark andhorrible place.

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