ALABASTER, Ala. – A man has admitted to molesting over 20 girls during his 25-year career as an Alabama schoolteacher.
Police charged 49-year-old Daniel Montague Acker Jr. with three counts of sexual abuse after a girl, aged 12 0r 13, went to police to report that Acker had molested her back in 2009. Police believe some of the molestation happened in the classroom but they are not sure if any of the other students present witnessed it or knew exactly what was happening if they did.
Acker would admit to investigators that he molested the girl and go on to admit that he had also molested up to 20 other girls who police believe were either students of Acker’s or students at the schools he has taught at.
This isn’t the first time Acker has been accused of inappropriate behavior with children. Back in 1992, Acker was charged with child abuse but those charges were dropped when a grand jury refused to indict.
Because of this, the county school board reinstated him as a teacher where he worked as a fourth grade teacher for 25 years, drove a school bus for 15 years and since his 2009 retirement, a substitute bus driver… allegedly molesting little girls the entire time.
While Acker admitted to molesting a slew of young girls, he would not give names and he has now stopped cooperating with police. He’s currently in the Shelby County jail with bond set at $225,000. It’s been pointed out that Acker’s mugshot shows him in a protective vest used on suicidal prisoners, so I am hoping that if the charges are true, someone slips him one of these as soon as possible.Tags: Alabama, Child Molestation, Crime, Daniel Acker, Pedophile, teacher