ALABASTER, Ala. — 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.