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An Osceola County substitute teacher arrested for molesting a student in February is now facing a total of nine criminal charges. 

Fnu Syedyaseen-Asher, 19, was originally arrested on Feb. 28 after Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim under 12 at Boggy Creek Elementary School.

Sheriff’s Office detectives along with the assistance of the Child Protective Team (CPT), and the Osceola County School District, conducted a complete investigation where they contacted every student of every school where Syedyaseen-Asher worked as a substitute teacher. 

Through the course of the investigation, detectives discovered nine total female victims between the ages of 6-8 years old, that Syedyaseen-Asher molested, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. 

The schools included Boggy Creek Elementary, Ventura Elementary and Pleasant Hill Elementary. 

Syedyaseen-Asher committed the crimes by molesting the children near the teacher’s desk area, while he simultaneously distracted the victims by going over classwork, Sheriff’s Office officials said. 

Sheriff’s Office officials are asking anyone with information concerning the case to call the agency at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Man killed trying to cross U.S. 192

A Kissimmee man was hit and killed by a vehicle on Wednesday trying to cross U.S. Highway 192.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Loretta Barber, 59, of Orlando, was driving a 2019 Kia SUV eastbound in the right lane of U.S. 192 at about 11:25 p.m.

Angel Pagan, 60, of Kissimmee, tried to cross U.S. 192 at Liberty Commons Boulevard in a crosswalk to the north, when he was hit by the Kia, the report stated. He was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Barber is an independent contractor who delivers newspapers for the Osceola News-Gazette.

Troopers are looking for any witnesses who saw the incident happen and to call FHP at 407-737-2213.

Pedestrian killed on OBT

A Kissimmee pedestrian was killed by a vehicle on May 5 while trying to cross Orange Blossom Trail.

According to the a Florida Highway Patrol report, Jose Torres, 56, of Davenport, was driving a 2014 Nissan vehicle eastbound on Orange Blossom Trail near Pleasant Hill Drive at about 5:10 a.m.

At the same time, Kenneth Livingston, 66, of Kissimmee, was attempting to cross the trail at a crosswalk. 

Torres, however, had a green light and hit Livingston, the report stated. Livingston was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.