High School Softball Coach Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges - Fox 2 News Headlines

High School Softball Coach Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges

Posted: Updated:
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -

Certainly not the news that school officials wanted to be dealing with days before school opens. The Delaware County Christian School's former girl softball varsity coach and assistant soccer coach was arrested today for institutional sexual assault and corruption of minors.

Newtown police say 27-year-old Trotter, who worked as a part time softball coach, had a 2 year relationship with a 16 year old student who is no longer at the school. The affidavit says that Trotter and the student had a sexual relationship from Spring of 2011 until the end of the softball season this past May. Police say encounters happened in the victim's home and inside Trotter's SUV. The victim was told by Trotter that she "loved her." The relationship didn't come to light until the parents of the victim found a cell phone that was bought for her by Trotter. The phone contained explicit text messages.

No one at the school wanted to talk about the charges that came down just 5 days before the start of classes here. Trotter is no longer an employee.

A family member who was at Trotter's home declined to comment, but her neighbors say they're absolutely shocked.

"A coach at a Christian school," says one. "A woman in a trusted position. A coach!"

"It's something you don't think about that will happen in your neighborhood, one of your neighbors. You hear about it, but don't think it could hit close to home," says another.

In a statement, school officials say "DCCS is committed to providing a safe environment for our students and does not tolerate behavior that violates the law or school policy." The school refused to tell us how long Trotter had been a coach or if any other students have come forward.

Trotter is free tonight after posting $50,000 bail. Her next court appearance is in September.

  • Chris O'Connell ReportsMore>>

  • Taney Dragons Prepare To Take The Field At LLWS

    Taney Dragons Prepare To Take The Field At LLWS

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:45:48 GMT
    Opening ceremonies for the 75th Little League World Series took place on Thursday. 
    Opening ceremonies for the 75th Little League World Series took place on Thursday. 
  • Dead Poets Society Actors Remember Robin Williams

    Dead Poets Society Actors Remember Robin Williams

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-08-13 04:36:38 GMT
    Dead Poets Society, one of Robin Williams' most memorable performances, was shot right here in our area. On Tuesday, actors who were in the film took a look back at the days on the set with him in Delaware.
    Dead Poets Society, one of Robin Williams' most memorable performances, was shot right here in our area. On Tuesday, actors who were in the film took a look back at the days on the set with him in Delaware.
  • Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Vineland Hit-And-Run

    Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Vineland Hit-And-Run

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:33:57 GMT
    Investigators say they’re looking for a Dodge Ram 2500 with an extended cab, model year between 1994-1997. If you have any information on the fatal hit-and-run, please contact the Vineland Police Department at 856-696-1212.Investigators say they’re looking for a Dodge Ram 2500 with an extended cab, model year between 1994-1997. If you have any information on the fatal hit-and-run, please contact the Vineland Police Department at 856-696-1212.
    Vineland police say a pedestrian was killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash in Vineland, Cumberland Country.
    Vineland police say a pedestrian was killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash in Vineland, Cumberland Country.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices