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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:17 pm | Updated: 1:04 pm, Tue Jun 18, 2013.

SARASOTA COUNTY - A convicted sex offender in Venice is facing new molestation charges for two incidents that authorities say took place in the after school program where he worked before he was arrested on an unrelated molestation charge.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Tyler Kuntz at his Viola Road home in Venice Tuesday morning.

According to to a sheriff's office report, two victims came forward separately in January and June of this year to report that they were touched inappropriately by Kuntz in 2011 while he was employed in the aftercare program at Taylor Ranch Elementary in Venice.

One girl said she was in kindergarten at the time and the other said she was in first grade when the alleged incidents occurred.

Kuntz was employed at the school as a program attendant from October 2009 to September 2011.  He was arrested by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office on September 29, 2011, for Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Child for an incident that occurred at a private home. Kuntz is currently on probation for that offense and is a registered sex offender.

Kuntz has been charged with six counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Child Less than 12 Years Old.  He is currently being held without bond.

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