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Walton County Teacher Arrested

A Northwest Florida Language Arts teacher is arrested.

The Walton County Sheriff's Department arrested 51-year-old James Hylton on a charge of lewd or lascivious molestation.

Authorities say the incident occurred at a wedding reception earlier this month.

The Freeport Middle School teacher allegedly fondled a 14-year-old girl.

The Walton County School Board has suspended Hylton "without" pay, pending the legal outcome of the charge.

Hylton has taught at Freeport Middle School for the last nine-years.

He has been released under a $10,000 bond.


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