Jan 17, 2014 Comments Off Jack Flash
MESA, Ariz. – A Mesa kindergarten teacher was arrested Wednesday and booked for 25 counts of indecent exposure and one count of child abuse stemming from an incident in his classroom.
Thomas Washburn, 54, teaches kindergarten at Adams Elementary School in Mesa where the incident occurred on Wednesday.
The victim, a 6-year-old female, was in class with 24 classmates.
Washburn was reportedly upset and shouting in the class causing the victim to hide her face in the top of her shirt.
The victim’s mother described her daughter as “developmentally delayed” due to being born prematurely.
It appears that based on shouting, the child was frightened and hiding in her shirt.
When Washburn told her to take her face out of the shirt and she did not comply, he went to her and completely removed her shirt, leaving her naked from the waist up.
The victim was left in that state for approximately 10 minutes crying as class continued. Keep reading