A California biology trainer has been arrested for allegedly molesting seven learners and sharing graphic photographs on-line, authorities explained.
Anessa Paige Gower, 35, is experiencing 29 individual prison counts about the alleged abuse that transpired when she was teaching at Creating Waves Academy in Richmond, the Costa District Attorney’s Place of work said.
The victims and witnesses advised investigators that the abuse, which dates back to past calendar year, incorporated sex acts with the minors, inappropriate touching and sharing sexually graphic pics, prosecutors stated.
Authorities haven’t exposed the age or gender of any of the victims, but the constitution faculty caters to college students in grades 5 to 12.
Gower was taken into custody final Wednesday at Sacramento International Airport when she returned from a trip in Hawaii.
She is at present in custody in Richmond and is experiencing multiple baby molestation costs.
Building Waves Academy Main Executive Officer Alton B. Nelson Jr. mentioned Gower was fired after the allegations arrived to light-weight.
“During the study course of an investigation into allegations that a single of our lecturers violated university plan, we discovered of extra extremely about allegations involving that teacher’s perform,” Nelson reported in a assertion attained by KRON4.
“We immediately shared that info with authorities who are examining the subject. That trainer is no more time utilized by Earning Waves Academy and we have attained out to mothers and fathers, students and college to supply guidance in which it may be necessary.”