These allegations came to light because the student was at church listening to a sermon about sexual abuse," says Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist via press release. "The pastor urged those who had been victims to talk about the abuse because the truth would 'set you free.'"
According to KING 5's report this afternoon, Shaw is considered a flight risk by prosecutors because, should she be convicted of all the charges against her, she faces the possibility of life behind bars. Shaw's attorney, Michael Kelly, argues that the charges against his client are untrue.
Interestingly, KING 5 reports that prosecutors say Shaw's father is also a teacher in Tacoma, and that she'll receive paychecks over the summer despite the fact she's been placed on unpaid leave due to back pay she earned last school year.