Former Orlando teacher arrested again on molestation charge

Jayrico Hamilton arrested on warrant out of Virginia Beach

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man who pleaded guilty to molesting students at an Orlando area school has been arrested again.

According to his arrest report, Orange County sheriff's deputies arrested Jayrico Hamilton, 27, at his home on Aug. 28 on a warrant out of Virginia Beach.

According to the one-page report, Hamilton faces a charge of aggravated sexual battery of a child under 13 years old.

The alleged sex crime occurred in 2013 and involved an acquaintance, according to authorities in Virginia. 

Hamilton being held on no bond at the Orange County Jail.

In a deal with prosecutors in March, Hamilton's pleaded guilty to three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct.

At that time, he was accused of molesting children at the Bright Horizons Learning Center in Orlando in 2017.

In May, a judge sentenced Hamilton to 15 years probation.

Jeff Herman is an attorney for the children's parents in Hamilton's criminal case and in the civil case now working its way through the courts.

"In my opinion, kids of the world are safer when this man is behind bars," he told News 6.

Attorneys for Bright Horizons have not responded to requests for a comment on the new arrest,.

News 6 contacted the Virginia Beach Police Department to get more details about Hamilton's new charge, and they have not yet responded.


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Erik Sandoval joined the News 6 team as a reporter in May 2013. He is one of the station’s lead reporters. During his time at News 6, Erik has covered several major stories, including the 2016 Presidential campaign. He was also one of the first reporters live on the air at the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

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