New charges filed against teacher accused of molesting kids
06/27/2018 12:32 pm PDT
By Michelle Kingston, KRON
MARTINEZ, Calif. -- (KRON) -- New charges have been filed against a former Bay Area high school teacher accused of molesting children.
28-year-old Brandon Genest has now been charged with two new felonies -- now making a total of seven -- involving four alleged victims all under the age of 14.
Genest's bail has increased to $2 million now that two more victims have been identified.
Genest was a chemistry teacher by day, babysitter by night.
And now he's behind bars, accused of molesting four victims -- three boys and one girl -- all under the age of 14.
Authorities say the incidents happened while he was babysitting, not teaching.
He was previously employed at Bentley High School in Lafayette before his arrest.
"You can never be sure. Parents really have to trust their gut but at the end of the day you can never be sure. People who molest and take advantage of children can be anyone in the community and they are difficult to spot," said Deputy District Attorney Devon Bell.
KRON4 News told you earlier this month about two of Genest's victims -- a 6 and 7-year-old boy and girl in Walnut Creek.
Two new victims have now been identified as two boys -- one in San Francisco and the other also in Walnut Creek.
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