POLK COUNTY, Fla. — The headmaster of Kingdom Prep School in Polk County is accused of grooming a student for sexual activity.
- Headmaster of Kingdom Prep arrested, charged
- Charles Aguon II accused of molesting a student
- Male victim between 12 and 16-years-old
Charles Aguon II, also known as Pastor Tiger, has been arrested on two counts of lewd molestation on a 15-year-old male student.
Allegations were first reported to the sheriff's office against Aguon, who also teaches 7th and 8th grade classes and serves as the school's football coach, on February 4.
According to the report, Aguon is said to have groomed the victim since November of 2018. During a press conference, Sheriff Grady Judd said Aguon touched the victim in an inappropriate manner.
"While Pastor Tiger was a role model he was grooming this boy and touching him in an inappropriate manor. We are significantly concerned and curious to know if there are any other victims. We want the parents and grandparents to speak with their children, ask them questions," Sheriff Grady Judd said.
The victim told authorities during an interview that "there were numerous incidents in which Aguon simulated sex with him and touched his penis," the report stated. The victim specified of two occurrences in November and December of 2018.
During a phone conversation, the victim told Aguon that "he did not like it when Aguon touched his private parts, kissed him, and bit his lip," according to the affidavit.
After his arrest, Aguon, who is also an ordained minister and an associate pastor, admitted to detectives that he knew his behavior was inappropriate and he should not have engaged in that type of behavior.
Aguon faces two counts of Lewd Molestation of a victim between the ages of 12 and 16. A judge granted him $15,000 bond per charge. Should he bond out, Aguon would be required to remain under house arrest.
After his first appearence, his attorney wanted people to not rush to judgement.
"Well the public opinion is always important of course. But we want the facts to come out. To be based on facts not on accusations. There’s obviously some factual material here that we have at this time. There also seems to be a lot of speculation going on," Attorney Kelley Collier said.
However, some parents at the school are assuming the worst.
"I ain't got no choice but to believe it now. How could I not believe it," Andre Williams said. "When it comes down to your kids you are guilty until proven innocent."