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Longtime AL teacher arrested on sex abuse charges

Longtime Alabama teacher accused of sexually abusing several young students over 25 years By The Associated Press

ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) ' A longtime Alabama schoolteacher is jailed on charges of sexually abusing one of his fourth-grade students, and police say he has told them he molested more than 20 other girls over his 25-year career.

Police in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster say 49-year-old Daniel Montague Acker Jr. is charged with three counts of sexual abuse, and additional charges are possible.

Authorities say a girl came forward last week claiming Acker molested her three years ago, when he was a teacher at Thompson Intermediate School. Acker retired that year but continued working as a substitute bus driver in Shelby County.

Alabaster police say Acker confessed to molesting that student and told them about the other girls.

Acker's lawyer didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

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