Gainesville swim coach arrested again, accused of molesting boy over 3 years

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joseph-michael-diazSee Gainesville.com and GTN News

A teacher and part-time swim coach has been arrested on allegations that, over the course of several years, he sexually battered one boy he coached and coerced another into taking nude photographs and sexually explicit videos of himself.

Gainesville police say it’s likely additional victims will be identified as their investigation continues.

Joseph Michael Diaz, 31, of 3003 NW 30th Terrace, was arrested Friday at 1:15 p.m. — his second arrest within 24 hours in connection with the unfolding string of allegations. He is a behavioral resource teacher for kindergarten through fourth grade at High Springs Community School and was a part-time swim coach at Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville.

GTN – Gainesville Television Network

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