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School assistant accused of molestation  is out of jail
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School assistant accused of molestation is out of jail

School assistant accused of molestation  is out of jail
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School assistant accused of molestation is out of jail

A 29-year-old Westridge Middle School program assistant who was arrested Tuesday on molestation charges is now out of jail.

Deputies said Milly Andy Michel groped four 14-year-old boys from March to May and that he asked to see the private parts of three of them.

Investigators said that the incidents happened both at school and during rides home.

Michel was charged with four counts of lewd or lascivious molestation, four counts of offenses against students by authority figures and two counts of false imprisonment.

He was released from jail Wednesday after an Orange County judge set his bond at $30,900.

We first told you about the investigation in May. The school district said it removed Michel from the classroom upon learning of the allegations.

"Please know that this employee has not been in any classroom or on school property since being placed on administrative leave," Principal Matt Turner said in a message to students' parents in May. "Please be assured that we are aware of the charges and it is being addressed by the district. The safety of our students and staff is always my top priority."


The school district said Michel was hired in 2014 and previously worked at Jones High School.

The incidents remain under investigation.

Anyone who might have been a victim of inappropriate conduct by Michel is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 407-254-7000.

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