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UPDATE: Arrest report released for middle school custodian

Posted at 3:21 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 18:41:21-04

UPDATE ON APRIL 18: According to the arrest for Jesus Acosta, three 6th grade girls at the school where he was employed complained about his behavior towards them.

The girls told police during separate interviews that the custodian would tell them that they were pretty and that he loved them. He would also bring the girls food, stare at them during lunch and would attempt to hug and kiss them. In addition, he allegedly made comments that made the girls uncomfortable and gave one girl money on two occasions. The incidents began in late 2016 or early 2017.

Acosta admitted to police that he touched the girls and made comments about their appearance. Police gave him an opportunity to write a letter of apology to the students for making comfortable, which he did. That letter was impounded as evidence.

In addition, it was revealed during the investigation that this was not the first time that Acosta had been accused of inappropriate behavior. He had been counseled by the school in June of 2016 and was told to keep his distance from students at that time and keep all interactions with students professional.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A custodian in the Clark County School District has been arrested.

According to court records, Jesus Acosta has been charged with three counts of unlawful contact with a minor/mentally ill person. He was arrested Saturday.

CCSD said Acosta is a custodian at Tarkanian Middle School. He has been with the district since 2014.

Acosta is currently on unpaid administrative leave.

His bail has been set at $6,000.

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