Beth Ann Chester – Ex teacher charged with child sexual abuse

A former Moon High School gym teacher was arrested and charged Friday with having sexual conduct with a 14-year-old student, authorities said.

Beth Ann Chester, 26, of Scott, faces nine criminal counts, including three counts of child sexual abuse and two of unlawful contact with a minor, according to a statement from the Moon Township Police Department.

Chester, a freshman physical education teacher, resigned from her job on Dec. 27, police said. School district officials contacted police on Jan. 3 after other staffers suggested Chester may have had sexual contact with students. Moon police searched Chester’s home and her cell phone records, as well as the cell phone records of a 14-year-old male student.

She is held in Allegheny County Jail pending $50,000 straight bond, and is schedule to appear in court at 1 p.m. Jan. 8. She has not yet entered a plea.

Published in: on January 5, 2008 at 7:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

Anthony Kroeger – Wanted in New York – Arrested in Georgia – Child Pornography

A man wanted on 20 counts of child sexual abuse in New York has been arrested in Georgia.

Anthony Kroeger, 48, was arrested last week after his roommate did an Internet search on him and tipped off police that he was in the west Georgia town of Carrollton, police Capt. Chris Dobbs said. Kroeger was wanted on multiple warrants from Steuben County, N.Y., after he failed to appear in court on charges including production of child pornography and use of children in sexual performance.

Kroeger, an exotic fish dealer, was indicted on the charges in June and was out on $25,000 bond, Dobbs said. He is being extradited back to New York, Dobbs said.

Published in: on January 5, 2008 at 7:18 pm  Leave a Comment