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Peoria school teacher accused of touching female students

May 15, 2019

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A Peoria elementary school teacher is facing accusations he inappropriately touched female students.

Peoria police say 43-year-old Ricky Ordway was arrested Tuesday at a school district office.

Ordway has been booked into jail on five counts of child molestation and one count of sexual abuse. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

Detectives started an investigation last week after the principal at Sun Valley Elementary school reported Ordway had inappropriately touched an 11-year-old female student. They say the investigation led them to similar allegations involving three girls in the fifth grade.

Police say more charges may be coming or amended.

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