Middle School Teacher in Venice Arrested For Another Count of Sexual Acts with Students

Teacher Charged

VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - New revelations in a case involving a middle school Venice teacher who was arrested more than two years ago on multiple charges related to sexual contact with one of his students.

Police say Matthew Minton was involved with more than one underage victim. He’s been charged with another count of sexual battery on a teenager.

Minton was just months away from being sentenced on charges from 2017. When he was a middle school teacher at the Island Village Montessori School, he was arrested after Venice Police learned he had been performing sexual acts on school grounds with a 13-year-old student from December 2015 to May 2016.

Detectives say they’ve now learned that it wasn’t just one young girl, but two, who were involved with him during that period of time.

Minton pleaded guilty to the charges related to both victims and his sentencing is set for January 24, 2020.

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