Making Waves Academy | Sexual Abuse Investigation
In April 2022, a California Biology teacher was arrested for allegedly molesting seven students attending Make Waves Academy, a school in Richmond (Contra Costa County, California). According to CBS, “Anessa Paige Gower has been charged with 29 counts of child molestation.” Among the allegations, “sex acts with minors, inappropriate touching, and sharing sexually graphic photos over online platforms.”
This is not the first time Making Waves Academy has faced a case of a teacher molesting students: in 2017, another teacher was convicted for molesting six Making Waves Academy students.
Survivors of sexual abuse face many challenges and consequences that can last for years. In situations like these, it is important to reach out to family and friends for support, as well as doctors and professionals who can help the victims through the recovery process. It is also paramount to hold accountable the negligent institutions that failed to provide a safe environment and/or did not respond properly/according to the law upon being notified about the crime.
If your loved one has been sexually abused or molested while attending Making Waves Academy in Richmond, CA, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 415-766-3544. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.
Schools are supposed to create a safe environment where students can dedicate themselves to their studies. After all, as the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) highlights,
93% of perpetrators are known to the victim
This number from RAINN should be enough for any school to have effective measures to protect their students. But other data is just as alarming:
1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult.
Schools have the legal obligation to keep students, staff, faculty, and visitors safe on their campuses. If they fail to do so, or don’t offer proper support in instances of reported sexual abuse, they have to be held accountable. If your loved one has been sexually abused or molested while attending Making Waves Academy in Richmond, CA, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 415-766-3544 for a FREE Consultation. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.
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Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise is a nationally recognized law firm. Our team of attorneys is fully prepared to assist our clients, protect their privacy, and guide them through the whole process in sexual abuses cases. If your loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 415-766-3544 for a FREE Consultation.
Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.
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