Sean MacMaster has been cleared to return to work for Duval County Public Schools police.

A former Duval County Public Schools police lieutenant arrested on out-of-state sex charges will rejoin the school police force after being exonerated of all counts, district officials said Thursday.


Sean MacMaster will begin his new assignment on March 16 as a certified law enforcement professional, a spokesman said.


MacMaster faced charges in Michigan on two counts of criminal sexual contact with someone younger than 13. The charges were not connected to the Duval County school system.


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According to an article by WXYZ Detroit provided by Duval County Public Schools, MacMaster and his stepfather, Larry Orr, were accused by his ex-wife of sexually assaulting a relative when the child was 4 years old. Both men passed three polygraphs, including tests given by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.


On Dec. 4, 2019, District Court Judge Nancy Carniak officially dismissed the charges.


Due to the investigation into those charges, MacMaster's contract with the district was not renewed last year.


After his exoneration, MacMaster regained his qualifications to serve as a school police officer, according to the school district. He passed multiple polygraph tests and a psychological evaluation confirming his fitness for duty.


He is not being brought back on as a lieutenant because there is not a lieutenant opening, the spokesman said. If a lieutenant position opens in the future, MacMaster will have the same right to be considered for that position as any other qualified candidate.