Guilty! David W. Rotchford, Colfax, Illinois (arrested July 2020) [numerous counts criminal sexual assault]

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    David W. Rotchford (Normal, Illinois), 32, junior high & high school music teacher & 8th-grade girls basketball coach at Ridgeview Jr/Sr High School, Ridgeview Community Unit School District 19, Colfax, Illinois, "15 counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse"


    Ridgeview High School teacher, coach charged with criminal sexual assault charges

    A Ridgeview High School music teacher and girls basketball coach has been arrested and charged with numerous counts of criminal sexual assault after an investigation that involved former students of the school and the teacher. David W. Rotchford was arrested and is currently being held at the McLean County Detention Facility on 17 charges of criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse in a position of trust, according to the McLean County Sheriff's Office. In June, detectives with the sheriff's office began investigating complaints of inappropriate text messages that were sent to former female students at Ridgeview High School, according ...


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    David W. Rotchford, Normal, Illinois, Ridgeview Jr/Sr High School, Ridgeview Community Unit School District 19, Colfax
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    Ridgeview School District teacher charged with sexual assault

    A teacher and coach in the Ridgeview School District is facing sexual assault and abuse charges. The McLean County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that detectives in June began investigating complaints of inappropriate text messages sent to several former female students at Ridgeview High School by David Rotchford, a music teacher and girls basketball coach. Detectives then discovered "several more incidents of criminal behavior spanning several years involving this teacher," the sheriff's office said. Rotchford is charged with 15 counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and remains in McLean County jail. He was interviewed ...


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    Ridgeview High School teacher/coach arrested for sexual assault offenses

    McLean County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) detectives arrested a Ridgeview High School (RHS) faculty member Tuesday for sexual assault offenses. On Tuesday, July 14th, Detectives interviewed and arrested David W. Rotchford, a music teacher and girl’s basketball coach at RHS. They received complaints of inappropriate text messages that had been sent to several former female students. During their investigation, the detectives discovered several more incidents of criminal behavior spanning several years involving Rotchford. Rotchford is charged with 15 counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Rotchford remains in the McLean County Detention Facility with a ...


    Statement from Erik Young, Superintendent, Ridgeview Community Unit School District 19:

    The Ridgeview School District is aware of the arrest of a staff member earlier this week, and is aware of charges filed against the staff member today. While it is district policy not to comment on ongoing personnel matters, the District is following the situation closely and the safety of students and staff remains at all times our top priority. The school district is in close contact with authorities and continues to investigate. The school district will have counselors and other resources available for students and staff who need them in the coming days and weeks. Students who know something which may be of relevance to the school district or to police are encouraged to call the Ridgeview District Office at 309-723-5111 or McLean County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ian McWilliams at 309-888-5063.

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    Former Ridgeview Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault

    A June 1 sentencing is scheduled for a former Ridgeview music teacher who pleaded guilty last week to criminal sexual assault of a former high school student. David Rotchford of Normal was charged in July with 17 counts of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving two victims, both former students. In an open plea agreement with the state, the music instructor pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault in exchange for dismissal of 16 other charges. Rotchford faces a minimum of four years in prison. He must serve 85% of his sentence. The sentencing hearing may ...


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    Ex-McLean County high school teacher pleads guilty to sexually assaulting student

    A former teacher at Ridgeview High School in Colfax has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a former student. The McLean County State's Attorney's office will recommend up to eight years in prison for David Rotchford's guilty plea to one of the charges against him. The state will also dismiss 16 related charges filed against Rotchford last July. The judge is not obligated to follow the prosecution's sentencing recommendation. Criminal sexual assault is a Class 1 felony, with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Rotchford, who's 33 and from Normal, was a music teacher at Ridgeview, and also coached ...


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    Former Ridgeview High School teacher admits sexually assaulting a student

    A former teacher at Ridgeview High School in Colfax has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a former student. The McLean County State's Attorney's office will recommend up to eight years in prison for David Rotchford's guilty plea to one of the charges against him. The state will also dismiss 16 related charges filed against Rotchford last July. The judge is not obligated to follow the prosecution's sentencing recommendation. Criminal sexual assault is a Class 1 felony, with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Rotchford, who's 33 and from Normal, was a music teacher at Ridgeview, and also coached ...


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