by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Former Department of Education teacher Frederick Fernsler appeared in the Superior Court on Monday as the defense sought the return of numerous items that police had confiscated during a search of his classroom at D.L. Perez Elementary School and at his home. Police found hidden cameras inside his classroom but because the prosecution lacked any solid evidence of a crime, Fernsler pleaded guilty to official misconduct as a misdemeanor accused of inappropriately touching a female student.
He was sentenced to one year behind bars but the time was suspended and Fernsler had to serve two years probation. Yesterday the court ordered that his items be returned.
A further proceedings hearing is schedule for June 14.