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Polk Co. Kingdom Preparatory School headmaster arrested, accused of molesting student

Posted at 8:57 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 19:59:56-05

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — The headmaster at Kingdom Preparatory School in Auburndale has been arrested and accused of molestation, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Charles Aguon II, 34 of Davenport, is being charged with two counts of lewd molestation on a victim between 12 and 16 years old.

During a news conference Wednesday morning, Sheriff Grady Judd said they received the allegations that Aguon was molesting a student at Kingdom Preparatory School on Monday, February 4.

During an emergency forensic interview with the victim, he (the victim) told detectives that there were numerous incidents in which Aguon simulated sex with him and touched his penis. He recalled a specific occurrence in November of 2018 and another in December of 2018.

Less than two hours later, Aguon was arrested at Kingdom Preparatory School.

Aguon admitted to detectives that he knew his behavior was inappropriate and that he shouldn't have engaged in that type of behavior.

ABC Action News went to Kingdom Preparatory School Wednesday but was asked to leave by administration.

Parents, though, had a lot to say about the accusations.

"I absolutely do not think that he did it whatsoever," Rachel Robinson, a parent, said that she knows 'Pastor Tiger' personally.

Robinson's child even admitted to spending several weekends with the pastor, he too says he doesn't believe the claims.

In Sheriff Grady Judd's press conference, investigators revealed they have collected evidence of a converstation between the pastor and the 15 year-old victim. When asked about the behavior the sheriff says Aguon admitted he was being inappropriate.

Still, parents claim the allegations are false.

"If I would have thought for any instant that this man hurt this child or any child in here then let me tell you something, I would not be standing up here in front of these news cameras going 'go tiger!'" Robinson said.

Other parents yelled to ABC Action News, saying it is all a misunderstanding, that the trusted headmaster/pastor/teacher and coach has always treated everyone fairly at the school.

"This is not right, this is not right. Why one allegation and they are believing everything? Gina, a parent, said. Gina did not want to give her last name.

Grady Judd and investigators say they fear there could be more victims due to the level of trust Aguon held within his community.

If you are a victim or know anything about this crime, contact the sheriff's office.

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Aguon is not only Headmaster at the preparatory school, but also a teacher to 7th and 8th graders, a football coach, an ordained minister and an associate pastor.

"While Pastor Tiger (Aguon) was a role model he was grooming this boy and touching him in an inappropriate manor," Sheriff' Judd said. "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."

Charles Aguon has no known criminal history. He is being held with no bond and awaits first appearance.

Parents were outside the school reacting to the arrest. One mom defended Pastor Tiger and said she doesn't believe he did this:

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