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School officer arrested for alleged sexual assault

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Police are investigating a possible sexual assault at Horace Mann Middle School.


A male student claims the school security guard placed his hand inside of a student's pants.

When officers arrived on campus, the male student and his mom were in Principal Pat Boykin's office, according to the arrest report. The teenager told police the school security guard has contacted him by text before the alleged sexual assault.

Robert Myles, 39, is charged with two counts of sexual assault. He was booked with a $20,000 bond Tuesday. According to the Pulaski County jail, Myles posted bond the same day and has been released. 

Little Rock School District spokesperson Pam Smith said Myles had been working for the district as a substitute school security guard since April 2012. 

An arrest affidavit shows the incident was under investigation since Nov. 28, 2012, when officers were called to the school and told by a teenager Myles had allegedly touched him on his private parts a total of three times in two days.

The District said Myles was fired and immediately removed from campus Nov. 28, 2012 upon completion of an investigation by the District's Safety and Security team, and that the findings were then turned over to LRPD.

Some parents at Horace Mann Middle School said they were never aware of an investigation.

In a letter sent to parents today, Horace Mann principal Boykin said the school district was instructed by police to not make any public statements prior to an arrest.

Smith said LRSD does background checks on substitute employees, which Myles passed prior to starting.

According to the affidavit obtained by Channel 7, this is not the first time Myles has been suspected of sexual assault.

The affidavit shows the Little Rock Police Department had a prior report of a sexual assault on June 30, 2010, in which Robert Myles was listed as the suspect.

Investigators found there were "at least two prior reports to the Child Abuse Hotline concerning teenaged boys with the allegations of Myles conducting physical exams."

Records show Myles was never arrested in those cases.
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