Trinity Episcopal Teacher On Leave After Alleged Relationship With Minor
Richmond, VA—Richmond Police have arrested and charged a local teacher after they say he had an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
William L. Hazelgrove, Jr., 55, a teacher at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, has been charged with one felony count of taking indecent liberties with child by person in custodial or supervisory relationship.
Police say the alleged incident took place two years ago, with a then 17-year-old. Following the allegations, the school placed Hazelgrove on administrative.
Hazelgrove's lawyer, Todd Stone, released the following statement to 8News:
"Mr. Hazelgrove has made a substantial positive impact over many years in the Richmond community. I urge those who know him to judge him based on their own first hand experiences and not on this allegation for which he is presumed innocent. He is truly devastated and saddened about the impact of this matter on the Trinity Episcopal School community."
Police are asking anyone with information about Hazelgrove to contact Detective Ben Toderico at 804-646-3928 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
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