UPDATE: Richmond teacher’s aide faces more charges

Posted at 12:39 PM, Aug 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-28 17:54:20-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - A Richmond elementary school assistant charged with sex crimes against children is now facing allegations from another victim.

Alex Erby was indicted on two counts of aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child under his supervision.  What we didn't know until this morning, was the number of children accusing him of the crimes.

Erby was an instructional assistant at G.H. Reid Elementary School in May when he was officially charged.  In court then, we learned two children claimed Erby committed the crimes he's charged with in February and March, but prosecutor Edward Nichol tells us there is a third alleged victim.

Erby’s attorney plans to file a motion to try to have the cases tried separately, however Nichol says he wants them all tried at once.  We'll know more after the motions hearing scheduled for Oct. 31.

CBS 6 also contacted the office of Stephen Bolton, a public information representative of Richmond Public Schools (RPS) to ask two questions; is Mr. Erby still employed by the school system?, and what is the RPS policy regarding their treatment of employees indicted for a sexual offense against a minor?  Can they work inside building or are they put on administrative leave?

CBS 6 News was told “This is a personnel issue.  Richmond Public Schools does not comment on personnel issues.”