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Former Vancouver custodian charged in case involving underage boy

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A man who worked as a custodian in Vancouver schools is facing charges involving an underage boy.

Police arrested Robert Leonard, 58, of Woodland, on Friday. He is charged with communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, a felony charge.

Investigators said the victim lives in Pennsylvania. Local police are worried there are more local victims.

Woodland officers said Leonard admitted to physical contact with two boys in the Vancouver area. Police said Leonard did not have their names and the boys have not been located.

He is not yet facing charges related to those allegations.

A spokesperson said Leonard was employed by Vancouver Public Schools and worked as a member of the custodial support team at various district locations.

Administrators said he is no longer employed with the district, and they will cooperate fully with law enforcement if requested.

Police said Leonard worked as a janitor in the Vancouver and Seattle areas for nearly 30 years.

Police said the boy in the Pennsylvania case was 13 years old when the improper communication over the computer and the phone started.

Investigators said the two possible victims in Vancouver were each 13 years old at the time. One of the alleged abuses happened five to six years ago, while the most recent one was two years ago.

Police are asking for assistance in identifying these two boys or any other possible victims associated with Leonard.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, contact the Woodland Police Department.

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