KIPP employee arrested after 2 middle schoolers accuse him of sexual misconduct, report says
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A KIPP Believe College Prep Charter School employee is accused of sexual misconduct after two 14-year-old female students told detectives he made inappropriate comments and sexual advances toward both of them, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.
The 14-year-old victims said Brandon Bolds, 33, would frequently make sexual comments to them both, verbally and through written messages.
Bolds was arrested Tuesday and booked into Orleans Justice Center jail on five counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of attempted sexual battery, according to court records..
According to the report, one of the victims told investigators Bolds would draft text messages about her physical appearance and show them to her before erasing them.
The girl told investigators Bolds' texts would say he wanted to "get together" with her over the summer and would described the sexual acts he wanted to perform, including that he wanted to "punish her," according to the report.
The girl said that Bolds also asked her about her sexual history and told her she "would be his wife" and referred to her as "Mrs. Bolds."
According to the report, he girl said Bolds would instruct her to walk up the stairs, so he could "watch her walk," according to the warrant.
The second girl told investigators on more than one occasion Bolds told her she was "fine" and that he wanted to have sex with her, according to the report.
The report states that the girl also described an incident when Bolds moved her jacket, which she was holding in front of her, and tried to grope her over her clothes.
The girl told detectives she shoved Bolds' hand away and he was unable to touch her, according to the report.
Bolds appeared in court Wednesday, where Orleans Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell set his bond for $6,000.
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