A former teacher at a private school in Dale City has been charged with raping a student in the 1980s, and police say school officials did not notify them when they learned of the alleged abuse.
Former Evangel Christian School teacher Karold Stallard, 77, was arrested Monday at his home in Earlysville after the victim went to police on June 21, said Prince William County police spokesman Jonathan Perok.
The alleged sexual assaults took place starting in 1982, when the victim was 12 years old, and continued through 1987.
Stallard was the victim’s teacher and some of the assaults took place at school, Perok said.
In 1990, the victim and her family notified the school at 14836 Ashdale Ave. of the alleged assaults, Perok said. School officials apparently conducted an investigation and Stallard was fired, but the incidents were never reported to authorities, Perok said.
Virginia law requires teachers or anyone employed by a public or private school to report suspected abuse to Child Protective Services.
Perok said police won’t pursue charges against the school in this case because the statute of limitations has run out.
School principal Peter Timmons said he can't comment on the case. He has been the school's administrator for six years.
Stallard is charged with rape, forcible sodomy, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of indecent liberties by a custodian, Perok said.
He is being held without bond at the Prince William-Manassas regional jail.