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Janitor accused of lewd act

By SHEELA RAMAN
Published March 23, 2007


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Clearwater police arrested a school janitor Thursday on a charge he touched the chest of an 11-year-old female student.

Drew Forman Zakrajsek, 38, a maintenance employee at Skycrest Elementary School, was arrested about noon and charged with one count of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.

Zakrajsek, of 100 Hampton Road in Clearwater, was being held Thursday night on $20,000 bail at the Pinellas County Jail.

Investigators believe he befriended the girl and gave her money on several occasions, although they do not suspect the money was ever used in exchange for sexual favors.

On Thursday morning, after learning of the alleged incident, investigators confronted Zakrajsek. Police said he acknowledged that he had touched the child.

Pinellas County school officials could not be reached for comment.

Clearwater police are continuing the investigation.

[Last modified March 22, 2007, 23:03:52]


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