Teacher Arrested After Allegedly Targeting 7 Students

(NewsGlobal.com)- According to law enforcement officials, a California biology instructor has been detained for allegedly molesting seven kids and uploading explicit images online. According to the Costa District Attorney’s Office, Anessa Paige Gower, 35, is charged with 25 crimes for allegedly abusing students while teaching at Making Waves Academy in Richmond, California.
According to various witnesses and victims, the alleged assault took place in December of last year. According to authorities, Gower is accused of engaging in sexual activities with kids, improper touching, and distributing sexually explicit images.
The victims’ ages and genders have not been confirmed, but the charter school serves children in grades 5 to 12.
After arriving at Sacramento International Airport on Wednesday, the California teacher was arrested. When Gower was detained, she had recently returned from a trip to Hawaii. She is still in custody in Richmond, where she is charged with many charges of child molestation.
Contra Costa County court records show that the California charter school instructor faces 25 felony counts and four misdemeanors. The felony charges include sodomy of a person under the age of 16, lewd act upon a child, contacting a minor for purposes of committing a felony, showing or sending harmful material to seduce a minor, meeting a minor for lewd purposes, and unlawful sexual intercourse.
Alton B. Nelson Jr., the chief executive officer of Making Waves Academy, said Gower was fired after the claims surfaced.
Nelson said that the school heard of other worrisome claims about that teacher’s conduct during an inquiry into charges that one of our instructors violated school rules. The information was immediately shared with the police.
Making Waves Academy no longer employs that instructor, and they’ve reached out to parents, kids, and teachers to offer help where it’s required.
Although Making Waves Academy claims it alerted authorities after becoming aware of Gower’s sexual behavior, it is unclear how the allegations came to light. The school, located on Lakeside Drive in Richmond, California, serves about 1,000 students in grades 5 through 12.
There seems to be an epidemic of teachers molesting children in this country. Ironically, the problem coincides with parents being treated like conspiracy theorists for showing up at school board meetings and opposing what they feel is an over-sexualization of children built into their curriculum.