Charles E. Lewis, Haines City, Florida (arrested Oct 2013)

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    Charles E. Lewis (489 Carolina St., Haines City, Florida), 31, former physical education intern at Landmark Christian School, Landmark Baptist Church, Haines City, Florida, "six counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with certain Minors"

    ABC Action News: Former Polk County PE teacher faces sex charges (Oct 10 2013)

    According to a police statement, Lewis had sexual relations with the victim numerous times between March 2011 and August 2012. After he was informed of his rights, police say Lewis admitted to the relationship. The victim's age was not released. Lewis faces six counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

    Landmark Christian School teachers with issues:
    Charles E. Lewis, Haines City, Florida, Landmark Christian School, Landmark Baptist Church
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    Orlando Sentinel: Former Christian school teacher accused of child sex: Charles E. Lewis, a former physical education teacher at Landmark Christian School, admitted to the crimes (Oct 10 2013)

    Charles E. Lewis, a former physical education teacher at Landmark Christian School in Haines City, was charged Wednesday with six counts of "unlawful sexual activity with certain minors,'' Haines City police said in a statement Thursday. Lewis admitted to the crimes, police said. Police got a tip from the alleged victim that the abuse happened between March 2011 and August 2012.
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    WTSP: Former Landmark Christian School P.E. teacher Charles Lewis arrested for sex with a minor (Oct 10 2013)

    Charlie Lewis served two tours of duty in Iraq and came home to his wife and children in Haines City to be a teacher. It seemed to be a natural fit for the 31-year-old local war hero to start working at Landmark Christian Church and School. After all, his family attended services there. However, no one was expecting what happened next. Lewis was arrested Wednesday by detectives with the Haines City Police Department, accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with an underage girl who was a student at the Christian school where he coached. It turns out, the girl's pastor says, Lewis had known his alleged victim since she was a toddler.


    "He was doing an internship. He did a pretty good job." That is, until people started noticing what sources call disturbing behavior. "Some of the other teachers noticed he was acting like a teenager and paying special attention to one young woman, even carrying her books to her car," said Pastor Carter. The pastor ended Lewis' internship immediately, he says, adhering to his strict zero-tolerance policy at the Christian school. The Pastor even called the girl's parents and told them what was going on at the campus. "They assured me Charlie Lewis was a family friend. He knew their daughter since she was 2 or 3 years old," he said. That was in May 2011.

    In August of that year, the young woman turned 17 and allegedly began a sexual relationship with Lewis until August 2012. She is now 19 and came to Pastor Carter in tears several days ago to confess. The pastor says, "She was very emotional and felt it was her obligation to come forward with her parents." The pastor then called the police chief. Since the girl was 19, it was now up to her to press charges. And, she did.
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    The Ledger: Former Haines City Teaching Intern Accused of Having Sex With Minor Student (Oct 10 2013)

    [Charles E.] Lewis had a sexual relationship with a female student at the school from March 2011 through August 2012, according to the arrest affidavit. He was 29 at the time the alleged relationship began, while the girl was 16. The girl told Haines City police that the two had sex "approximately 60 times," ...

    According to the girl, the relationship began at the school after Lewis pulled her out of class and brought her to a band room, where they had sex for the first time, the affidavit says. Lewis said it began in a Lakeland hotel room, according to the arrest report. He said the relationship began after the girl told him via text message that she wanted to have sex with him. Lewis said he and the girl exchanged nude photos of each other during the relationship as well, the affidavit said. Police also contacted a student at Lakeland Christian who claimed to act as a "lookout" as Lewis and the girl had sex in a girls' locker room.
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    Tampa Tribune: Former teacher at Polk school faces child sex charges (Oct 10 2013)

    Charles E. Lewis, who had taught physical education at Landmark Christian School in Haines City, faces six counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, police said. An investigation by Haines City police found that Lewis had sexual relations with a minor “numerous times” from March 2011 to August 2012. The investigation began after the minor told authorities, police said.
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    Daily Ridge: Former Haines City Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Minor (Oct 10 2013)

    During the Haines City Police Departments investigation it was revealed that between March 2011 and August 2012, Charles E. Lewis had sexual relations with a minor numerous times. Upon contact with Charles E. Lewis and after being Mirandized he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the victim. The investigation was prompted by notification from the victim ...
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    ABC Action News: Former gym teacher accused of sexual relationship with underage student at Landmark Christian (Oct 10 2013)

    On Wednesday, Haines City Police arrested former gym teacher Charley Lewis on charges that he had a sexual relationship with a student who was under 18 at the time. According to the arrest affidavit, the two started the relationship when Lewis worked at the school for a short time in the spring of 2011. Pastor Mickey Carter said they fired him before the end of the school year after learning he was flirting with the girl who we now know is the victim. "I had a complaint or two from some of the teachers who thought he acted too much like a teenager with the other teenagers," Carter said.