- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - A 21-year-old former day care teacher has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to kissing and touching children at the Newark day care.

Media outlets report that the Delaware Department of Justice says Anthony Rodriguez was also sentenced to six months of work release or home confinement and must register as a Tier 3 sex offender.

According to court documents, surveillance camera footage from Kidz Inc. Academy showed Rodriguez kissing a boy on the lips twice on July 18, 2015. An investigation revealed Rodriguez had also committed other sexual offenses against other children.

Rodriguez pleaded guilty in October to sexual solicitation of a child and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust.


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