WOODBRIDGE, Va. (CBSDC) — Police in Prince William County arrested a teacher for failing to report suspected child abuse.
46-year-old Esther Geovanni Castillo, who teaches 2nd grade at Marmusco Hills Elementary School in Woodbridge, was reportedly told of two separate instances of sexual abuse according to ABC 7.
Under Virginia law, a teacher must report the allegations to authorities within 72 hours of learning of them.
The students told the teacher of their abuse separately after participating in a school program about how to prevent and report abuse.
Castillo has been released on a summons, but is due back in court on May 31.