Piqua vocational school teacher arrested after police find him in park with female student

Posted by DarthDilbert at 1/04/2010 09:11:00 PM

An Upper Valley Joint Vocational School teacher was arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery on Thursday, December 31.

Capt. Chris Anderson of the Troy Police Department said that Eric Williams, 32, was found alone with a juvenile female student inside a car at Duke Park after dark, when it was closed. Anderson said both Williams and the student came to the police department for questioning. The students was released to her parents.

Williams was booked into the Miami County Jail and is charged with sexual battery.

Anderson said he expects Williams to be arraigned on Monday.

I would strongly suggest that the powers that be at Upper Valley JVS reacquaint themselves with page 122 of the JVS Policy Manual concerning terminating employees for "sexual battery".

Reason # to homeschool.

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Update: 4 January 2010 / 9:11 PM
A former teacher accused of sexual battery pleaded not guilty on Monday in Miami County Court.

Eric Williams, a former electrical trade instructor at the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School in Piqua, was arrested after being found at Paul G. Duke Park in Troy with a juvenile female student. Police found the two around 7 p.m. on December 30, after the park was closed.

The 32-year-old Williams, of Pitsburg in Darke County, faces up to five years in prison if convicted. He has been placed on administrative leave from the school pending the outcome of the trial, and remains in Miami County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

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