The trial of Robert Noel Anderson, a 59-year-old East County elementary
school teacher began this week. Anderson is accused of molesting numerous
girls over the course of three years during this time at Dehesa Elementary
School. San Diego criminal defense attorney Kerry Armstrong, however,
opened the trial with an adamant denial that the incidents in question
never took place.
"At the end of this case, when you hear all the testimony, you will
come to the conclusion that Mr. Anderson never touched any of these girls
inappropriately," Attorney Armstrong told the jury. "It's
a shame that he is sitting here today."
As ABC 10 reports, Anderson is accused of molesting nine female students between 2003 and
2006. During that time, Anderson taught fourth and sixth grade classes.
One alleged victim, now in her 20s, has already taken the stand and described
Anderson as her favorite teacher before the alleged touching occurred.
The deputy district attorney also put forth that Anderson betrayed the
trust of these students—who were all between 9 and 11 at the time
of the alleged offenses—in her opening statement.
Submitting Key Testimony
As Attorney Armstrong indicated in his opening statement to the jury, testimony
in this case will be key to rendering a decision. Attorney Armstrong also
told ABC 10 that he plans on putting Anderson himself on the stand during
the course of the three to four week trial.
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