Thursday, April 22, 2021

Former teacher facing sex abuse charges

Ted Mark Anderson
A former teacher at the Thomas Gist Academy in Inkster has been charged with the three-year-long sexual assault of a student during his employment at the school.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Ted Mark Anderson, 61, of Detroit, in connection with the sexual assault of a minor. It is alleged the sexual assaults began in the fall of 2007 when Anderson was the middle school science teacher of the sixth-grade student at the school located in the 29850 block of Rosewood in Inkster. 

The victim is now an adult and her name and age are not being released by authorities. 

According to the office of the prosecutor, the sexual assaults began in the fall of 2007. It is alleged that the defendant would pick up the victim at a bus stop in Inkster and drive her to his home in the 1970 block of Chene Street in Detroit and sexually assault her. It is further alleged that he sexually assaulted her in other locations from 2007 through 2010. The specific facts and evidence in the case will be detailed in court at the preliminary examination, prosecutors said. 

Anderson has been charged with six counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct. He was arraigned last week in 36th District Court and given a $250,000 bond. He was placed on a GPS tether and must have no unsupervised contact with minors and no contact with the victim.  

A probable cause conference is set for April 27, and the preliminary court examination on the charges has been scheduled for May 4, in 36th District Court before Judge Roberta Archer. 

“While it is very important to note that Mr. Anderson is presumed innocent, our concern is that there may be other victims,” said Worthy. “Please contact Cpl. Blake Easton of the Detroit Police Sex Crimes Unit at (313) 596- 2214 if you are a sexual assault victim of the defendant.”