October 19, 2017: Christopher Bispham, a former teacher at Fresno Adventist Academy, has been taken into police custody in Florida after appearing to be on the run from authorities. He faces 15 child molestation charges dating from 2013 to 2016.
Fresno-based ABC 30 television reports that Bispham was arrested in Orlando due to the charges for the alleged crimes, all of which took place during his employment at the Adventist school.
The U.S. Marshalls office helped apprehend Bispham and seeks to send him back to Fresno for questioning.
Fresno Adventist Academy released a statement acknowledging the arrest.
The institution offers elementary and high school education. Its reported 2017 data shows that 130 students are enrolled in elementary school and 52 are enrolled in high school.