Golf teacher arrested for molestation

April 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 3 (UPI) -- A Florida golf teacher, charged with molesting a 13-year-old boy, faces new charges after a 15-year-old boy made similar allegations, police said.

Ricardo Moreno, 52, co-founder of RSM Golf, a company that runs golf instruction clinics for children in Dade and Broward counties in Florida, surrendered to police Tuesday.

His arrest report says the 13-year-old boy claimed in a police interview his genitals were touched by Moreno on two occasions at the Hillcrest Golf and Country Club in Fort Lauderdale as the boy performed a stretching routine Moreno recommended.

"The victim advised that he thought it was weird and was very uncomfortable about the situation," the arrest report said, which added Moreno, in an interview with police Saturday, said he used a "technique of stretching the victim out and relieving tension" by touching the genital area.

Moreno was arrested on two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim aged 12 to 16, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

Hollywood, Fla., Police spokesman Pablo Vanegas said detectives continued investigating the case, and located a second alleged victim, adding it isn't clear if additional charges will be made.

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