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Abilene teacher, principal accused of failing to report allegations that preschool worker sexually abused student

Abilene teacher, principal accused of failing to report allegations that preschool worker sexually abused student
Abilene teacher, principal accused of failing to report allegations that preschool worker sexually abused student

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A teacher and a principal at an Abilene school are now both accused of failing to report allegations that a teaching assistant, who was charged with child pornography, inappropriately touched a young student.

St. John’s Epispocal School employees Kelsey Alexander and Rebeca McMillon have both been served with two felony warrants for “Failure to File a Request for a Child Abuse Report” in connection with allegations against Mark Eichorn, a kindergarten teacher’s assistant at the school who has been the focus of a child pornography investigation in recent months.

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During that investigation, police wanted to “determine if there were children at the school that Eichorn had access to who could be potential victims,” court documents said.

A family from the school came forward stating that their son had touched Eichorn inappropriately in January 2024.

This mother claimed she called Alexander, her son’s teacher, who then notified the school’s principal, McMillon, of the allegations, the documents state.

The documents show that McMillon contacted the parents after she was made aware of the allegations. She claimed that she conducted her own investigation and that after reviewing surveillance footage and speaking with Eichorn, she concluded that the unwanted touching had occurred accidentally while Eichorn was helping the child with his seat belt so he could use the bathroom.

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McMillon subsequently told the child’s parents that “nothing untoward happened” and that surveillance footage showed the child skipping ahead of Eichorn to rejoin a game after the alleged incident.

However, the documents show that neither Alexander nor McMillon notified the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services or any other law enforcement agency about the matter.

“McMillion did not deny that she failed to report the matter, but stated that she conducted her own investigation,” the documents state.

Both Alexander and McMillon are required to report allegations of abuse to the appropriate authorities within 48 hours of reporting them.

Alexander and McMillon were arrested and subsequently released after posting bail totaling $8,000.

There is no further information available at this time.

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