February 8, 2019

 Polk County, Florida, Sheriff Grady Judd holds a photo of  Charles Aguon, the headmaster of a private Christian school, who is suspected of grooming and molesting a 15-year-old student, during a news conference on Feb. 6, 2019.

Charles Aguon, child molester

The headmaster of a private Florida Christian school was arrested on suspicion of grooming and sexually molesting a student and investigators fear there are more victims.

 Polk County, Florida, Sheriff Grady Judd holds a copy of the school motto during a news conference on Feb. 6, 2019, to discuss the arrest of Charles Aguon, the headmaster of a private Christian school, who is suspected of grooming and molesting a 15-year-old student.

Charles Aguon, 34, the headmaster of Kingdom Preparatory School in Auburndale, was arrested on Tuesday and was being held without bail at the Polk County Jail on two felony counts of lewd molestation of a victim between 12 and 16 years old, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference Wednesday.

Judd said the victim is a 15-year-old male student at the private school, where Aguon is also a teacher and football coach. He said Aguon is an ordained minister who goes by the nickname “Pastor Tiger.”

He said the victim was interviewed by investigators on Tuesday and told them that Aguon allegedly molested him multiple times since November. Judd said the molestation occurred off campus but investigators are trying to determine if any of the crimes occurred at the school.

“He was being groomed by Pastor Tiger,” Judd said. “And it went from just grooming to kissing, kissing on the mouth, biting lips, to simulated sex with their clothes on, to where he actually fondled and molested this 15-year-old.”