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Recommended Molestation Charges For Former Othello Teacher Forwarded To Prosecutor's Office

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The small community of Othello is still reeling after learning a teacher may have been involved with one of her 10-year-old students.  

 Longtime Othello resident Joel Cramer was a teacher in the small town for more than two decades. He says Scootney Springs Elementary teacher Lisa Davis was well respected in the community. Now Joel and the rest of the small town of Othello doesn't know what to think.

The school district first became aware of Davis' alleged relations with a 5th grade student started at the end of May. Shortly after that, the long time teacher resigned. Hearing rumors, the school district contacted the Othello Police Department to look into the allegations.

Chief Steve Dunnigan tells us an investigation like this is extremely rare and right now he does not believe there are any other victims.  

Detectives are recommending 2 counts of 1st Degree Child Molestation.  

Concluding their 5 week investigation, the police department findings have been forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office. They will look at the information and decide of there's enough evidence for charges to be filed.  

 

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