FRONT ROYAL — A Warren County man who once taught at Christendom College was charged last week by the Warren County Sheriff's Office on sexual assault offenses.
William Luckey, 73, of 286 Summit Ridge Road, is charged with solicitation of a minor younger than 16-years-old and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.
According to a criminal complaint, Luckey approached a 10-year-old earlier this month, saying he would pay them $10 if he could touch their rear end.
The child said no, but Luckey did it anyway, making them lay down on a bed on their stomach as he touched their rear end underneath their clothes, the complaint states. Luckey then put $10 on the bed for the child, the complaint states.
Luckey was a professor at Christendom College from 1984 until he retired in 2015, according to a statement on the college's website. He has had no interaction with the school since, Christendom spokesperson Zach Smith said. Luckey’s relationship with the school will not continue, he added.
“It’s a really awful situation,” Smith said.
Luckey is listed on the school’s website as a professor emeritus, which means he is retired from the school but may return to teach a special class or course topic. The webpage also states Luckey was involved professionally with three other organizations.
The allegations Luckey is charged with have no connection to the school, Smith noted, and said anyone with any concerns about sexual harassment can contact the school’s sexual misconduct response coordinator on campus at 540-557-8206.
The school has a robust sexual assault policy and provides sexual assault education during orientation at the start of every year, he said.
In 2018, the school issued two apologies after alumni claimed the administration mishandled sexual assault reporting at the school.