June 21, 2021


Through Education Matters

Ex-Orange Park swim coach arrested in on-line enticement of a youngster

A former swimming mentor at a non-public faculty in Orange Park has been arrested after an investigation into online exploitation of a little one, in accordance to the Clay County Sheriff’s Business office.

Mitchell Jacob Bentz, 24, of Environmentally friendly Cove Springs was charged Monday with using a laptop to seduce or entice a little one and electronic transfer of facts to harm a child, according to Clay County jail information.

The Sheriff’s Office claimed Bentz coached swimming at St. Johns Region Working day College on Medical doctors Lake Generate. His Fb webpage shows one 2019 image of him at a swimming pool with teenagers following getting a 2nd-area award.

College officers reported they are aware of Bentz’s arrest and stated to the ideal of their knowledge, “none of our college students or swimmers were topics of his outreach” in a brief statement. School officers did not point out when or how lengthy he worked there.