Middle School Teacher Arrested on Sex Charges


Harrington Police say a 63-year-old Felton man has been arrested for inappropriate sexual touching of students at WT Chipman Middle School.

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63-year-old Richard Ford of Felton, Image Courtesy Harrington PD

Richard C. Ford of Felton turned himself in on July 12th. In January, officers were contacted by a parent who said her daughter had been inappropriately touched by Ford, a teacher at WT Chipman Middle during a fitness class. The investigation uncovered that there were two additional victims who were students in Ford’s class, an 11 and 12 year-old.

Ford was charged with two counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact where Victim is under 13, two counts of Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person of Trust and one count of Offensive Touching. He was arraigned and issued a 10,100 dollar unsecured bond and a no contact order with the victims. Ford was released pending a future court appearance.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact Harrington Police at (302) 398-4493 Extension 46.