A Lake Weir Middle School dean has been arrested for sexually
battering a juvenile victim, according to the sheriff’s office.
Henry Lee Anderson, 40, was arrested Thursday and is being
charged with sexual battery on a victim 12 years of age or older
but younger than 18, according to a news release.
Detectives received information that Anderson had allegedly
sexually battered a juvenile victim at Lake Weir Middle School
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The victim told authorities that Anderson picked her up from her
home around 10 p.m. Wednesday to exercise together. Anderson
allegedly took the victim to the middle school weight room,
where he sexually battered the victim during a post-exercise
massage, the news release states.
Anderson then took the victim to Wendy’s for food before
returning her home after 1:30 a.m., according to the news
Detectives were provided evidence from the victim’s phone
consistent with the victim’s account of the incident. Anderson
was later arrested at the middle school. He was transported to
the sheriff’s office for questioning.
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During the questioning, Anderson said he didn’t know why he was
being interviewed and provided several inconsistent statements
about the contact he had with the victim. He was arrested and
transported to Marion County Jail and is being held on $10,000
Investigators said they believe there may be other victims.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at either