Saturday, March 1, 2008

Arizona bill fills gap on teacher sex crime alerts

By David Biscobing

A Chandler lawmaker has proposed a state law that aims to fill a gap in a state notification system that allowed a kindergarten teacher accused of child sex crimes to lead class for more than six months without the school knowing.

Rep. Bob Robson, R-Chandler, introduced HB2042 on Feb. 21 after reading two Tribune reports about Angela Csader, a 25-year-old Queen Creek resident who resigned from her job at Anthem Elementary in Florence last month after she was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old Gilbert boy.

The bill calls for an immediate and streamlined notification system between law enforcement and schools to prevent cases such as Csader's from happening again.

"You could see that there was a drop in the system, and we needed to close those holes," Robson said.

Police learned of Csader's situation more than a year before her resignation, and she admitted to Gilbert police in May that she had sex multiple times with the boy, who also fathered her child.

But the boy and his parents never pressed charges, records show. That decision delayed the arrest and booking process - and revealed a gap in the notification process.

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Note from Gag:

I apologize for posting this guy's picture again!