*According to WESH news, a Florida teacher and pastor is facing serious charges. Sanford police have charged Jimmie Blake with sexual assault on two boys.
Investigators are looking into whether there are more victims.
Blake is a special education teacher at Winter Springs High School. He’s now on paid leave.
The victims, ages 12 and 18, told police they suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands of Blake.
According to a police report, the abuse happened between 1998 and 2002 in Blake’s Sanford home that he shares with his wife, as well as inside Lyman High School, where Blake once worked as a teacher’s assistant.
The Seminole County School District says Blake will not be back in the classroom until the police investigation is complete.
“Our No. 1 job in the district is the safety and security of all children. The swift action of the superintendent to remove the person being investigated from the children, suspending them with pay is the right thing to do,” said district spokesman Walt Griffin.
Blake is also a church pastor at the Morning Glory Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford.
He has been released on $50,000 bond.
Read more at WESH.com.