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Peoria High School Drama Teacher Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison  52


School: Peoria High School

County & State: Maricopa County, Arizona

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator : Werner Alcid Gerard

Age of Teacher: 37

Month/Year of Arrest: May 2014

Month/Year of Sentencing: July 2015

News Source: KVOA


Werner Alcid Gerard, 37, was arrested in May 2014 after police received reports from two 18-year-old men that Girard was in possession of video depicting a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old girl in various stages of undress, as well as Girard touching the girls inappropriately. Both victims were girls in Girard’s drama class. Girard was arrested and booked on 13 felony charges, including voyeurism, sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual conduct with a minor, sexual assault and unlawful viewing of a tape or recording of a person. In July 2015, Girard was sentenced to 20 years in prison as well as lifetime probation.

Bullhead City Math Teacher Sentenced to Eight Months for Sexual Exploiting of Student  5

pagelSchool: Mohave High School

County & State: Mohave County, AZ

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Joseph Pagel

Age of Teacher:  33

Month/Year of Arrest:  March 2015

Month/Year of Sentencing: August 2015

News Source:


Joseph Pagel, a 33-year-old track and field coach and math teacher at Mohave High School, was arrested in March 2015 after a student told authorities that Pagel sent her nude photos and sexually explicit text messages, and allegedly invited students to his home to smoke marijuana. In July, Pagel pleaded guilty to luring a minor for sexual exploitation and transferring marijuana (part of a plea deal). In August 2015, Pagel was sentenced to eight months in jail and five years probation. News Source: