Orlando charter school principal accused of failing to report child abuse

Suspect arrested Tuesday

ORLANDO, Fla. – A principal at an Orlando charter school was arrested Tuesday on a charge of failing to report child abuse, court records show.

According to the arrest report, 35-year-old Abdulaziz Yalcin was arrested in connection with an Orlando Police Department investigation into a teacher at the Orlando Science Charter School accused of soliciting naked photos from a 14-year-old student.

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According to the report, multiple students told a school resource officer the the teacher, Jaelen Alexander, had asked for lewd photos. The investigation began in April 2019 and when detectives spoke to school leaders, including the principal, they were told the teacher was no longer employed there.

Alexander was arrested in May 2019 on charges of including lewd conduct by an authority figure, computer pornography and lewd conduct.

The report shows Yalcin confronted the teacher about the allegation prior to contacting law enforcement. Alexander confessed and resigned in March, according to the report.

Yalcin is listed as the principal for 7th through 12th grade students at Orlando Science Charter School, a charter school that focuses on STEM education.

The school has not yet replied to News 6′s request for comment.