Charges dropped against school officials accused of not reporting sexual abuse

 A judge dismissed all charges against an Aliquippa school board member and a substitute teacher Thursday after they were accused of failing to report a possible sex crime.

According to investigators, two female students showed Gilbert and Anderson a cell phone video that allegedly depicted a sex act between a 12-year-old girl and an older student.

The two are considered “mandatory reporters” because state law requires teachers and administrators to report possible sexual abuse cases to police. However, the judge determined this case did not meet those standards, reports WPXI.

Anderson’s attorney said the video was grainy and it is unclear the ages or the identities of the people in the video.  He told WPXI that he believes that played into the judges decision.

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