Former substitute teacher charged after allegedly touching a student in Del.

Micahel Luciano, 45, of Seaford  (Courtesy of Laurel PD)

A man turned himself in to authorities after police say he offensively touched a student while working at a Delaware middle school.

The Laurel Police Department says on March 13, the Laurel Police Department received a complaint from a Laurel Middle School student's mother of her child being offensively touched by a substitute teacher during school hours. Further investigation revealed that 45-year-old Michael Luciano was hired by the Laurel School District 10 days prior to the incident as a substitute teacher. While acting in official capacity, police say Luciano was offensively touching the juvenile victim, causing alarm.

Upon notification of the incident, law enforcement says the Laurel School District took immediate action to terminate Luciano's employment.

According to the report, the Laurel Police Department's month long investigation concluded on June 6 and the Seaford man was charged with offensive touching. 

Officers say Luciano turned himself in to the Laurel Police Department. He was released on $500 unsecure bond and ordered to have no unsupervised contacted with anyone under the age of 18 years old. 

Anyone with information related to this incident or has additional information involving Luciano is urged to call Detective Bryan of the Laurel Police Department at 302-875-2244, the Department of Justice at 302-856-5353 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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