Report: Superintendent took 6 months to confront Little Chute teacher accused of sexual assault

LITTLE CHUTE – When a former student accused a Little Chute teacher of sexual assault in 2009, it took nearly six months for Superintendent David Botz months to confront him, according to a report USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin obtained through an open records request. He never contacted police or child protective services about the claim.

The teacher, Jason LaVigne, was charged in the 1999 case last month after police learned about the accusation while investigating a separate child sexual assault claim, the network’s Alison Dirr reported.

The network first reported Botz’s knowledge of the alleged sexual assault after his report was mentioned in court records. He resigned on July 16 following outrage from the community.

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