Gary DetmanWPEC-CBS12

A middle school teacher in Stuart is facing criminal charges after a 13-year-old girl told investigators she performed oral sex on him multiple times.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year-old Jeffrey Tomasulo, a seventh-grade math teacher at Stuart Middle School, on charges of sexual battery, according to an arrest report.

Investigators said they became aware of the alleged incidents with the girl while looking into claims Tomasulo was tickling several students, making them feel uncomfortable. A school resource officer reviewed surveillance video and made note of a girl going to Tomasulo’s classroom during school hours on Tuesday, according to an arrest report.

The girl left the classroom 12 minutes later, the report said.

The resource officer kept investigating and made contact with the girl and her mother. According to investigators, the girl told her mother and pastor that she performed oral sex on Tomasulo multiple times in his classroom since January.

Tomasulo, who appeared in court Friday morning, is being held on a $250,000 bond.