A middle school teacher in Venice is facing a charge of sexual battery of a student. 24-year-old Matthew James Minton, who works at Island Village Montessori middle school was arrested by police on Friday after they searched his home in Venice. Minton is accused of sexual battery of a victim between the ages of 12 and 18; lewd and lascivious battery of a victim between the ages of 12 and 16; obscene communication by using a computer to seduce, solicit or lure a child. Police say the acts in question took place on the grounds of the middle school from December 2015 to May 2016. The female victim was one of his students, who was 13 to 14 years old when the crimes occurred. Minton has been on admininistrative leave from his job teaching social studies since November 11th, when police began their investigation.