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Florida ballet school co-founder accused of molesting student

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The co-founder and artistic director of the St. Petersburg Ballet Conservatory has been arrested on battery and molestation charges after investigators said he had “an inappropriate sexual relationship” with a stude

Servy Gallardo, 52, was arrested on Monday. St. Petersburg police said Gallardo’s victim was 15-years-old.

Gallardo also served as the chief choreographer for the conservatory, which has been in business since 2018, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

He is charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious battery and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation. Police said the victim was 15.

Detectives “are concerned that there could be additional victims” and asked for anyone with information to come forward, the Times reported.