Bay Area teacher arraigned on molest charges
Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 8:24 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 8:24 a.m.
UNION CITY — A third-grade teacher at an Alameda County elementary school faces dozens of charges related to inappropriate behavior with his students.
The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1186U9e) that 47-year-old Michael William Howey has been arraigned on 17 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and 23 counts of annoying and molesting a child.
He was arrested earlier this month.
A police affidavit says detectives began investigating Howey in April after another teacher at Alvarado Elementary School in Union City reported seeing him hugging and kissing a 9-year-old girl on the cheek in his classroom.
Other pupils were interviewed and said they had been hugged, kissed and touched inappropriately.
A police detective wrote the affidavit that Howey said after his arrest that he had made "some mistakes."
Information from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com
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