Highcliff Elementary Teacher Charged With Indecent Assault Of A Student

Sexual offense charges were charged against a North Hills District elementary university teacher, Nathan Buttenfield. The school is in Ross Township, PA. This is just after a little girl reported inappropriate touching by Buttenfield for the duration of a gym course activity called Ghostbusters. This incident happened in the dark while other kids were around.

Police said they found out about the alleged incident after the girl told her parents.

Police said Mr. Buttenfield turned himself in. He was arraigned in the court of District Judge Richard G. Opiela.

Buttenfield has been charged with several charges including institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors. He was arraigned Tuesday prior to District Choose Richard Opiela, according to Ross Police Dept.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec.12.

Buttenfield previously served as a coach and volunteer in the neighboring Pine-Richland School District.

Superintendent Brian Miller sent out a message to parents on Tuesday, saying, in part, “The teacher had served as an assistant varsity baseball coach at Pine-Richland from 2012-2013 through 2015-2016. He served as a volunteer during the 2016-2017 season. He has not been affiliated with the Pine-Richland School District since that time.”


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