Charges dropped against former teacher who fathered student’s baby
By Terry Turner Post-Tribune correspondent March 2, 2013 10:59AM
Updated: April 4, 2013 6:53AM
KNOX — Former Knox Community Schools teacher and coach Todd Boldry has surrendered his teaching license and avoids jail time for having improper sexual relations with a high school student who eventually had a child from the relationship.
Starke County Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall last week approved a motion by Starke County Prosecutor Nathan Boruff to drop criminal felony charges of official misconduct and child seduction against Boldry.
The court action came from the request of the victim that the veteran teacher and Knox Redskins boys basketball coach not receive prison time if he would permanently surrender his teaching license.
Boldry had been charged with the improper relationship during a period that extended from 2007-2008, including alleged contact with the student on school property. Knox city police arrested him in August at Knox Middle School.
Knox is about 30 miles southeast of Valparaiso.
Indiana Department of Education Superintendent Glenda Ritz accepted Boldry’s license surrender Feb. 19. Boruff submitted the document to the court, and Hall approved the motion to dismiss the charges.
Boruff said information on the case will be in Boldry’s file at the the state’s Office of Educator Licensing and Development to ensure Boldry cannot reapply for a license.