FRONT ROYAL — The former Christendom College professor accused of sexually assaulting a child is due back in Warren County Circuit Court later this month for an expected plea deal.

William Luckey, 63, of Front Royal, was indicted on two charges of violation of a child under 15 years old in February.

The charges stem from Luckey allegedly asking a child if he could touch their “bottom” in exchange for $10 on June 22, according to a criminal complaint.

After the child said no, Luckey had the child lie on their stomach on a bed, placed his hand under the child’s clothes, and then put $10 on the bed, according to the complaint.

Luckey's attorney Thaddeus Furlong told a Warren County Circuit Court Judge on Friday that the Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Office was requesting the continuance as work continues on a plea deal.

"We're very close," Furlong said.

Warren County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Samantha Meadows is prosecuting the case.

Luckey was indicted on the changes after a preliminary hearing in Warren County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.

The press was barred from the hearing at the request of Luckey's defense attorney, despite a letter from The Northern Virginia Daily in opposition.

Luckey is due in court at 10 a.m. June 24. He is released from custody on $50,000 bond.

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(3) comments


I'd be perfectly fine if this man was sentenced to years in prison but you have to remember that the children are needed in these cases to obtain those convictions. If a commonwealth attorney can obtain a conviction without the kids testifying then let them. This is traumatic enough for the kids.


It is time that the Commonwealth Attorney get their act together and bring this case to closure. The alleged pervert, the defense, and the Commonwealth have had plenty of time to work out plea deal. Enough of this delay non-sense. Just do your jobs.

Darrin Gifft

Time and time again we see these so called men preying on the innocence of a child and instead of throwing the book at these animals we have commonwealth attorneys from all over the valley constantly cutting deals with them, this guys a sick freak and I’d bet this isn’t the first time he’s done this.

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