Hamilton teacher and coach facing sex charges involving student

Hamilton teacher and coach facing sex charges involving student

A Hamilton High School teacher is charged with sex crimes involving a student.

Hilary Dattilo, 30, a teacher and volleyball coach, was arraigned Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court on one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first degree misdemeanor.

The alleged crimes involve a female student, and the alleged encounters occurred off school property, according to Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson.

Hilary Dattilo, 30, is charged with sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a child. PROVIDED

The sexual battery charge is alleged to have occurred between Nov. 1 and Nov. 22 and the contributing charge between Oct. 1 and Dec. 18, according to the direct indictment handed down by a Butler County grand jury on Monday.

Dattilo, of Monroe, turned herself into police. At arraignment Tuesday she pleaded not guilty and was given a $5,000 bond with the ability to post 10 percent. She was taken into custody by order of Magistrate Harold Reed.

A pre-trial hearing for Dattilo is scheduled for Feb. 8 before Judge Noah Powers.

Robinson said parents reported a possible inappropriate relationship between Dattilo and the student to a school staff member and police began an investigation right away.

Coaching photo of Hilary Dattilo, a teacher and volleyball coach, from the Hamilton High School volleyball page prior to the photo being removed. Source: Hamilton City School District website. Staff Writer

Joni Copas, district director of communications, released the following statement:

“As a result of an ongoing investigation conducted collaboratively with the Hamilton City Police Department, the Hamilton City School District has placed a teacher at Hamilton High School on administrative leave pending termination proceedings. Simply put, we will not tolerate behavior that places our children in jeopardy.”


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