(The AEGIS Alliance) – A substitute teacher who taught at a Georgia elementary school has been charged with 19 counts of molesting children following her Friday arrest, according to authorities.
30-year-old Amelia Ressler was arrested after employees at Mt. Zion Elementary School reported allegations of misconduct involving her partaking in “indecent and immoral acts while in the presence of school-aged children,” the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release. The school is close to Carrollton, about 54 miles west of Atlanta.
Investigators obtained photographs and video of Ressler masturbating in front of a second-grade classroom, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ashley Hulsey said.
She mentioned authorities are in a weeks-long process of conducting interviews with the 19 kids who had been present within the classroom throughout the alleged incident. Additional charges could possibly be added primarily based on these interviews, Hulsey said.
Officials with the sheriff’s office and Carroll County Schools have been in touch with the district attorney’s office, Hulsey stated.
“We appreciate the dedication Carroll County Schools has for the safety of their students as they are working diligently to communicate with all parents of students affected and we will continue to work closely with them during the remainder of the investigation,” the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.
Ressler is currently being held at the county jail. Bond has not been set, jail records show. It isn’t clear if she has a lawyer.
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