Florida Art Teacher Arrested on Molestation Charges

Tallahassee, FL – Lucas  Stricker, 36, was booked into the Leon County Jail Monday, after he was arrested on three charges of lewd and lascivious molestation with a 13-year-old girl. Lucas was a former art teacher at Evening Rose School in Tallahassee. According to a report in the Tallahassee Democrat, the arrest came after a girl told Florida Department of Children and Families investigators that in 2012, Lucas had kissed her and touched her inappropriately inside a school bathroom. The girl told investigators that Lucas had told her not to tell anyone because he would go to jail. Before the complaint came in, Stricker had been let go from Evening Rose due to another complaint that he had inappropriately touched a 10year-old, although no charges came forth at that time. Stricker told investigators that he knew the girl had a crush on him, but did one-on-one classes and chatted with her on Facebook about art anyway.