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Court Date Set for Ex-Delaware Teacher's Child Sex Guilty Plea

Posted: Mar 09, 2018 7:23 AM Updated:
Joshua Rutherford Joshua Rutherford

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has rescheduled a court hearing at which a former Delaware teacher will plead guilty to child sex charges.

The judge on Thursday rescheduled the plea hearing for Joshua Rutherford for March 19 following the cancellation of a hearing that had been scheduled for earlier this week.

Rutherford, a former Smyrna High School teacher and track coach, reached a deal with prosecutors in January after the judge refused to dismiss the indictment against him.

Rutherford was charged with seeking child pornography and attempted inducement of a minor.

Authorities say Rutherford chatted online with an undercover investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl's father and expressed interest in meeting the girl for sex.

Prosecutors say he also boasted of a past sexual encounter with a real high-school-aged girl.

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