Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Teacher Arrested On Child Molestation Allegations

A Somerton school teacher has been arrested on allegations of child molestation and furnishing harmful items to minors. 34 year old Gabriel Macias was arrested Saturday following the execution of a search warrant at his residence on South Ninth Avenue. Police say three male victims have come forward reporting the incidents took place between 2003 and 2006 at his home. All three victims were Macias’ students when he worked as a fifth grade teacher at Harvest Preparatory Academy in Yuma.  Macias left Harvest Preparatory Academy in 2006 and is currently a third grade teacher at Desert Sonora Elementary in Somerton.  Police say there may be other potential victims, and the investigation is ongoing.

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