More and more teachers are being exposed as sexual deviants in the United States.
A former Illinois high school teacher, for example, has been charged with having sexual contact with a 17-year-old student.
Nathan Bramstedt, of Aurora, was taken into custody on Friday and was charged with nine counts of criminal sexual assault— position of trust/authority and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse — position of trust/authority, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Bramstedt is accused of sexually assaulting the student last year on multiple occasions and at several locations at Metea Valley High School.
District 204 Illinois commented on Bramstedt’s arrest in a statement, saying that they: removed Bramstedt from all of his duties and placed him on administrative leave. While on leave, Bramstedt tendered his resignation, which was accepted by the district. Investigators have not given the district any indication that Bramstedt had involvement with any current students.
Bramstedt started teaching in District 204 in 2004 after successfully completing a criminal background check.
We will be providing support at school for any student who may need to discuss this issue. The district has cooperated fully with the police to support their investigation. We appreciate the collaboration of the DuPage County Child Advocacy Center, the Aurora Police Department, and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office on this matter.”
Another teacher, in California, was charged with 29 counts of lewd acts with children, including statutory rape.
Anessa Paige Gower, 35, of Richmond, was arrested and charged. KTVU reports that “She was taken into custody by the Richmond Police Department with assistance from Sacramento County Sheriff’s office at Sacramento International Airport upon returning to California from Hawaii with a companion on April 6. She is currently in custody at Contra Costa County Main Jail in Martinez. Since her victims are minors, their names are being withheld.”
Contra Costa County deputy district attorney Paul Graves said that “some sex-related, some social media communications related, and inappropriate contact with minors” charges have been laid.
Students reported the teacher to the administration following a number of incidents involving inappropriate touching.
“Anybody that you respect, they shouldn’t have open lines of communication regardless,” Graves said. “There are boundaries that we should keep, and so parents just need to continue to be vigilant on what their children are doing.”