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Former Delaware teacher who wanted to have sex with teen while her dad watched pleads guilty to sexual solicitation charges

March 24, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Former Delaware teacher who wanted to have sex with teen while her dad watched pleads guilty to sexual solicitation charges

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Federal prosecutors say a former Delaware teacher pleaded guilty to sexual solicitation charges involving a child.

On Monday, U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss revealed that 37-year-old Joshua Rutherford pleaded guilty on Monday.

Rutherford was arrested in 2016 following an undercover investigation into child predators after he tried to entice a minor into engaging in sexual activity, Delaware Online reported.

He was originally indicted on two counts each of seeking child porn and sexual solicitation charges involving a minor but agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in January.

According to court documents, the former Smyrna High School teacher and track coach talked online with an undercover detective impersonating a 14-year-old girl’s father and expressed interest in having sex with the girl while her father watched.

Police added that Rutherford demanded the father have sexual contact with the minor first to prove he wasn’t a member of law enforcement.

Rutherford is facing ten years in prison at his sentencing scheduled for June.

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