Former Stafford County teacher arrested on child sex crime charges

A former Stafford County seventh-grade teacher has been arrested for inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl in 2016.

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The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office says they were contacted on Oct. 14 by a parent whose daughter had recently disclosed she was touched inappropriately when she was 12-years-old.

Detectives learned the victim was a student at A.G. Wright Middle School in 2016 when she was inappropriately touched by seventh-grade teacher Edward David Gent.

Edward David Gent (PHOTO: Stafford Co. Sheriff's Office)

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The incidents occurred while the victim was a student in Gent’s class.  

As a result of the investigation, Gent, 40, of Fredericksburg, has been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties with a child.


Gent is being held on a $5,000 secured bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.