Laurel: Substitute teacher charged with offensively touching student

LAUREL – A 45-year-old Seaford man employed as a substitute teacher faces an offensive touching charge stemming from a complaint filed by the mother of a Laurel Middle School student in March of this year.

Michael Luciano

Michael Luciano, 45 was hired by the Laurel School District 10 days prior to the incident as a substitute teacher, Laurel Police Department spokesman Det. Tyler Bryan said

While acting in his official capacity, Luciano during school hours offensively touched the juvenile victim; causing alarm. Notified of the incident the Laurel School District took immediate action to terminate Luciano’s employment, Det. Bryan said.

Laurel police concluded their investigation June 6 and charged Luciano with offensive touching. Luciano turned himself in to the Laurel police without incident. Luciano was released on $500 unsecured bond and ordered to have no unsupervised contacted with anyone under the age of 18 years old.

Anyone having information about this incident or with additional information involving Luciano is urged to contact Detective Tyler Bryan of the Laurel Police Department at 875-2244, the Department of Justice at 302-856-5353 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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