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North Fort Myers teacher faces third molestation charge

By Staff | Aug 11, 2009

A North Fort Myers teacher, accused in July of sex crimes against two second-grade females, has been accused of committing similar acts against a third victim from his classroom.
David Ashley McNabb, 51, of 11982 Glen Ave., Fort Myers, faces three counts of molestation of a victim under 12 years old. He also faces one count of sexual battery against a victim under 12 years old, a capital felony, according to records from the Lee County Clerk of Courts.
McNabb has been suspended from teaching at Tropic Isles Elementary in North Fort Myers pending the outcome of his legal case as well as a separate investigation by the Lee County School District.
In addition, he was ordered earlier this month not to leave Lee County, to stay away from public schools and day cares and not to have contact with anyone under the age of 18, court records indicate.
McNabb pleaded not guilty to the July charges, which stemmed from an investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office after two young girls from McNabb’s class accused him of touching them inappropriately in the classroom.
A third victim said Thursday during an interview with Children’s Advocacy Center workers that she had been touched by McNabb between December and June on several occasions.
McNabb had been released from the Lee County Jail on $135,000 bond from the July charges when he was arrested Friday. He was rereleased on $30,000 bond Saturday afternoon.
McNabb will be arraigned on the charges Monday before Judge Ramiro Manalich.