Hanover teacher accused of inappropriately touching girl at home daycare

Hanover teacher accused of inappropriately touching girl at home daycare

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield Police have arrested a man and charged him with aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties with a child by a custodian.

64-year-old Leslie E. Deane Jr. was arrested on Monday. He's been an 8th grade science teacher at Chickahominy Middle School in Hanover since 1991. No word yet on what measures the school will be taking.

Earlier this month, police received a report saying he had "inappropriately touched a juvenile female" on at least one occasion. Police say the girl attends the in-home daycare operated at Deane's home.

A search of the daycare shows it's a licensed daycare that can hold up to 12 kids, operating five days a week, for newborns up to 12 years old.
It's had three inspections since 2015, the last one in January had one violation for essentially having just one person caring for too many children at once.

Neighbors say the street was flooded with police Monday. One neighbor says Deane and his wife have been great neighbors for years and operating the daycare for a long time. Police are still investigating.

Deane is scheduled for a hearing on August 23 at 11 a.m. at the Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Anyone with any information on this incident should call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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