Former Dehesa Elementary teacher facing child molestation charges

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A former teacher at Dehesa Elementary School was arrested at his San Diego home Thursday on suspicion of molesting several children over a decade.

Robert Noel Anderson, 58, is suspected of abusing the victims while teaching the fourth and sixth grades, according to Jan Caldwell of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Caldwell said that multiple cases were reported to the sheriff’s department between 2003 and 2013, which were investigated by the sheriff’s department’s Child Abuse Unit.

A criminal complaint charging Anderson with eight counts of child molestation and a warrant for his arrest were issued on Wednesday, and he was taken into custody by members of the Fugitive Task Force at his residence in the Allied Gardens neighborhood in San Diego shortly after 6:30 a.m., according to Caldwell.

Anderson was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child younger than 14, according to sheriff’s officials and jail records. He is scheduled to be arraigned in El Cajon Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Anyone with more information about the case was asked to call the sheriff’s department’s Child Abuse Unit at (858) 974-2310 or (858) 565-5200, or to contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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