- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A Williston teacher and coach accused of inappropriately touching an 18-year-old girl has resigned.

The Williston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2bbxTfU ) that 33-year-old Walter Eldridge quit earlier this month via a letter to the school board from his attorney.

Eldridge was Williston’s head girls basketball coach and an English teacher. The school district put him on paid administrative leave in April. He’d worked for the district about five years.

Eldridge is accused of fondling a clothed girl last December. Authorities won’t say whether she is or was a student.

Eldridge is scheduled for trial in early November on a misdemeanor sexual assault charge that carries a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail.


Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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