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.