Youth Academy worker arrested for sexual battery on teens

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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:22 pm

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A contracted employee at a juvenile offender program has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy.

34-year-old Leroy Bostic, Jr. of Palmetto was arrested Tuesday and charged with Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious Molestation and Introduction of Harmful Material to a Minor.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Bostic was working at the Palmetto Youth Academy at the Manatee Correctional Complex when the incidents occurred.

The victims told detectives they were assaulted at the facility during July and early August of this year.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the sheriff's office at (941) 747-3011.

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