A Fresno elementary school teacher was accused of sexual contact with children. This is not the first time he has been charged with this crime.
Authorities recently arrested Robert William Duprey regarding charges of sexual assault and battery on children, ABC 30 reported.
“Their investigation into the Wolters Elementary School teacher led to a first arrest in June for alleged lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14,” the outlet said, adding he got out on bail that day.
Officials said that two additional victims had been identified after the arrest.
According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), one in nine girls and one in 53 boys under 18-years-old suffer from sexual abuse or assault perpetrated by an adult.
” The effects of child sexual assault can have long-lasting consequences and impact victims’ mental health,” stated the website.
A photo showed the suspect in the recent case:
Fresno police have arrested a Fresno Unified elementary school teacher for alleged sexual contact with children, his second arrest in a month’s time. https://t.co/Y2FhVe4v0k pic.twitter.com/FxPhy9GKwE
— ABC30 Fresno (@ABC30) July 8, 2022
In June, a former Massachusetts gym teacher faced 32 charges for allegedly sexually assaulting ten girls who were students in his first, second, and third grade classes, according to reports.
Daniel Hakim faced the counts of aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under 14-years-old, and his bail was set at $200,000.
Per the ABC 30 report, with several accusers in the case, a judge may determine the suspect was dangerous and decide he should not be able to make bail this time around.
Duprey had been working full-time at Wolters since 2014, but a Fresno Unified spokesperson said he was put on administrative leave in November.
Officials are currently investigating the suspect. An alleged victim spoke out to the outlet saying that her mother was grateful for justice being done, but that she feels for the children who went through the same .”
The district attorney’s office had not filed any charges.