Quincy School Administrators Facing Charges For Allegedly Covering Up Abuse
An investigation into possible child sex abuse by a Branch County high school teacher has now led to charges against the district’s administration as well.
WWMT reports that on Tuesday, Former Quincy Community Schools Superintendent Craig Artist, Quincy High School Principal David Spalding, and District Business Manager Cheryl Globke all turned themselves in; All three posted bond.
Artist resigned from his position earlier this month, while both him and Spalding had been placed on administrative leave in May.
Court documents allege that Artist and Spalding had been repeatedly told of allegations of sexual abuse against Quincy High School Teacher Jason Ferrell, and yet they failed to report these allegations to authorities.
As well, Globke and Artist allegedly paid Ferrell over $10,000 after he was fired.
Jason Ferrell resigned from the district earlier this year after the allegations became public; he’s accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old for an extended period of time, and is facing multiple criminal sexual conduct charges in both Branch and Calhoun Counties.