Carroll County, Georgia – A judge denied bail for the substitute teacher who was arrested Friday and charged with multiple charges, including child sexual abuse in relation to immoral acts in the classroom, authorities reported.
Amelia resler , 30, was charged with 19 counts of sexual abuse of minors following an investigation, one for every child in the second grade classroom at Mt. Zion Elementary School.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said investigators found that Resler “engaged in indecent and immoral acts while in the presence of school-age children.”
“It seems that he was masturbating while the classroom was full of children” said Ashley Hulsey of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators said they discovered evidence of the indecent act within the school, “we got video evidence because she recorded it herself and released it ,” Hulsey said.
Detectives said they were alerted to the video when someone in the community saw it, became very concerned and reported it to school officials.
Researchers are talking to students and parents trying to determine exactly what the children may have seen.
The sheriff’s office released the following statement regarding the incident:
“We appreciate the dedication Carroll County Schools have for the safety of their students, as we were contacted immediately after the allegations and will continue to work closely with them throughout the remainder of the investigation.”