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Former school employee facing assault charges released on bond

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Gazette staff
February 21, 2009
— A former Milton High School employee is accused of having several online conversations with a 17-year-old student, then sending her instant messages asking her to meet.

When they met, he invited the girl into his vehicle and kissed her while touching her inappropriately outside her clothes, according to the criminal complaint.


He also asked the girl to have sex, according to the complaint.


Jamie S. Dutcher, 32, of 3744 Sandhill Drive, Janesville, appeared in Rock County Court Friday on four felony charges of sexual assault of a student by school staff and four felony charges of child enticement. He was released on a signature bond.


The former technology support technician is accused of meeting the girl four times at hotel and bowling alley parking lots, according to the complaint.


The relationship was discovered when police found Dutcher and the girl in the back seat of his car parked behind the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville on Friday, Feb. 13, police said.


Dutcher was arrested at his home Thursday morning, police said.


He has resigned from his job at Milton High, a school official said.


The 17-year-old girl was a willing participant in the relationship, police said.


Dutcher is married and has children.


His next court appearance is March 4.



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