In Florida, Louf also had legal troubles, including an arrest in 2008 in Margate on charges of false imprisonment, tampering with a victim, witness or informant, and battery, according to Florida court records.
Information on the outcome of that case was not immediately available.
Police and the district attorney’s office are continuing to investigate Louf’s background.
Simons, who had urged that his client be released yesterday, said that if Louf remains in custody, his school on Elliott Street in Beverly will likely shut down.
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