Wayne County teacher charged with taking pictures of female students

HONESDALE, Pa. (WBNG) — A teacher from northeast Pennsylvania is accused of taking inappropriate pictures of female students. 

Pennsylvania State Police announced Wednesday that 34-year-old Gaspare Gambino of Honesdale, Pennsylvania was arrested and charged with 14 counts of invasion of privacy.

Troopers say Gambino has been a Spanish teacher at Wayne Highlands School District in Honesdale since 2015.

According to investigators, numerous photos were taken of female students on Gambino’s school iPad. Authorities say the photos were close-up shots of students’ breasts, as well as their private areas under skirts and dresses. Some photos appeared to have been taken from Gambino’s desk.

Gamino has been placed on administrative leave by the district. He was arraigned at the Wayne County Courthouse. Bail was set at $10,000. 

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for January 17.

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