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Police: Az. Teacher Takes 6-Yr-Old Girl’s Shirt Off as ‘Punishment’

Thomas Washburn (Credit: Adams Elem. School website)

Thomas Washburn (Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by on Sunday, January 19th, 2014 @ 4:00 pm.

By Barrett Tryon, Social Media Producer

Posted: Jan 17, 2014 1:29 PM CST
Updated: Jan 17, 2014 5:27 PM CST

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Thomas Washburn (Credit: Adams Elem. School website)

Thomas Washburn (Credit: Adams Elem. School website)

MESA, Arizona -- An Arizona Kindergarten teacher faces 26 counts of indecent exposure and one count of child abuse after he allegedly removed a 6-year-old girl's shirt that left her naked from the waist up in a packed classroom.

Thomas Washburn, 54, who teaches at Adams Elementary School in Mesa, was arrested Wednesday when the incident reportedly occurred.

Police said something upset Washburn, who started shouting in the classroom filled with two dozen youngsters. The outburst frightened the victim and she hid her face in the top of her shirt, officers said.

Thomas Washburn (Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Thomas Washburn (Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

The victim's mother said her daughter was born prematurely and is "developmentally delayed," according to a police report.

Officers said Washburn told the girl to take her face out of the shirt and when she did not comply, he went to her and completely removed her shirt, leaving her naked from the waist up in front of her classmates for about 10 minutes.

The girl broke down crying, police said. Washburn eventually returned her clothing.

When the victim's mother arrived after school to pick up the child, Washburn told the parent what he had done, police said. She was extremely upset and immediately contacted the principal's office, officers said.

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