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Tuesday, October 26, 2021
METRO  |  CRIME

Preschool teacher arrested and charged of sexually assaulting a minor Wednesday

A Child’s Dream serves infants, preschool-aged and elementary school children

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A Gainesville preschool teacher was arrested Wednesday after being accused of sexually assaulting a child younger than 12 years old at a daycare. 

Trevor Hruby, a 23-year-old teacher at A Child’s Dream, located at 4127 NW 34th St., was charged with sexual battery after parents called the Gainesville Police Department Wednesday, GPD spokesperson Graham Glover said.

He is being held at Alachua County Jail without bail. 

“This is a child’s daycare so you can guess the age of the child,” Glover said. “The suspect admitted to what he did and he was arrested accordingly.”

Glover couldn’t confirm if Hruby hurt any other children or if other faculty were involved.

A Child’s Dream didn’t return a request to comment, as of 4:30 p.m Thursday.

The preschool’s owners sent two emails to parents Thursday morning. One was to notify them about the investigation, and the second was a GPD press release about Hruby’s arrest. 

“For the last 24 hours, we’ve been working with the Gainesville Police Department & Children & Families during an ongoing investigation,” the first email wrote. “The investigation is based on allegations made against an employee at our center. Any families affected have already been contacted by police.”

A parent who did not wish to be named said the children were dropped off Thursday at 9 a.m., which was over an hour before the owners sent the first email.

On GPD’s Facebook post regarding the incident, one parent wrote she went to pick up her children after learning about the sexual battery.  

“We put this out to the public,” Glover said. “They know where this incident occurred, they know the name of the suspect who's been arrested and if others want to reach out to law enforcement then they're free to do that.”

GPD Detective Sergeant Jaron Griffin can be contacted at 352-393-7734 or griffinja@cityofgainesville.org for any questions or concerns about the incident.  

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Contact Isabella Douglas at idouglas@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @Ad_Scribendum 

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Isabella Douglas

Isabella Douglas is a second-year journalism major and the criminal justice reporter for The Alligator's Metro desk. She previously worked as a news assistant for The Alligator's University team and as a contributing writer for the New Tampa & Wesley Chapel Neighborhood News. When she isn't reporting, she can be found reorganizing her bookshelf and adding books to her ever-growing TBR.


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