42-year-old Jessica Lazzara of Mulberry arresed for:
One count Lewd Molestation (F-L) (no bond)
One count Lewd and Lascivious Conduct (F-2) ($5,000 bond)
One count Child Abuse (F-3) ($5,000 bond)
One count Battery (M-1) ($5,000 bond)
One count Indecent Exposure (M-1) ($5,000)
Lazzara was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on Thursday, May 25, 2017, and remains in the jail on the above-listed bond amounts (note: no bond for the first charge listed).
Lazzara was employed as a behavorial therapist by Big Bear Behavioral Health in Maitland, and was terminated after her arrest. The charges stem from an incident during a therapy session with children. Per FSS 119, any information that would identify victims of child abuse or lewd molestation is confidential and exempt.
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