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Teacher wanted on criminal sexual conduct charges

Hianlucas Isturiz Rodriguez

Hianlucas Isturiz Rodriguez

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County investigators are searching for an elementary school teacher suspected of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Hianlucas Isturiz Rodriguez, 40, engaged in sexual battery with a Red Bank Elementary School student multiple times while on duty at the school, according to arrest warrants. Detectives have obtained warrants charging Rodriguez with two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

“These acts happened during the current school year,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “While our search for Rodriguez continues, we encourage anyone with information on this case or other incidents involving Rodriguez to call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.”

Students and parents often called Rodriguez “Señor Isturiz,” according to Koon. Anyone with information about where he might be should also call Crimestoppers. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward if the information they provide leads to an arrest.