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Deerfield Beach Swim Instructor Molested Six-Year Old Students, Cops Say

Two six-year-old girls were molested by a Deerfield Beach swim instructor on Tuesday, Broward Sheriff's Office reports. Fransisco De Aragon, 26, was arrested on two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 12, and lewd and lascivious behavior and molestation, after he allegedly molested the students during swim sessions at the Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center, located in the 500 block of Southeast 6th Ave.

De Aragon allegedly sexually assaulted one of the girls during the 11 a.m. session on Tuesday when he slipped his hand under the victim's bathing suit bottom and began touching her inappropriately, according to the report.

De Aragon then molested his second victim during the next session at 11:30 a.m. when he placed his hand under her suit, and then touched her buttocks.

Both victims told their parents about the molestation separately. De Aragon was arrested on Wednesday by members of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit.

SVU detectives are asking for any additional victims who may have been sexually assaulted by De Aragon to come forward and contact BSO SVU Detective Keith Gittens at 954-321-4240 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477, or at Broward Crime Stoppers.