Pathway teacher released from jail

Roy A. Satterfield was released from Montgomery County Jail Nov. 6 on the “48-hour rule” because he was not formally charged within those hours, according to a Dayton Municipal Court clerk.

UPDATE @ 3:23 p.m. (Nov. 5)

Roy A. Satterfield, 35, was booked into Montgomery County Jail Wednesday afternoon on a felony charge of gross sexual imposition. He’s scheduled to be in Dayton Municipal Court Friday.

In a letter dated Nov. 5, parents and guardians of students at Pathway School of Discovery were notified by Principal Keith Colbert of a Dayton police investigation involving Satterfield. The teacher is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Satterfield has not faced disciplinary action in the past, according to Ohio Department of Education. He holds a four-year resident educator license, effective through June 2016. He is listed as a visual art teacher at the school.

UPDATE @ 2:23 p.m. (Nov. 5)

A statement from National Heritage Academies and Pathway School of Discovery:

“National Heritage Academies and Pathway School of Discovery were made aware of an investigation involving a teacher. The teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave. The safety and security of our students is a priority. National Heritage Academies and the School are cooperating with the local authorities as they conduct their investigation. Please contact the Dayton Police Department for additional information.”

FIRST REPORT (Nov. 5)

A distraught Dayton parent contacted our newsroom Thursday afternoon stating her 6-year-old daughter was assaulted by a teacher on Monday at Pathway School of Discovery. The mother said she was contacted by Dayton police detectives today and made aware of the incident. She stated detectives told her to have her daughter interviewed at Care House about the alleged incident.

Sgt. Monica Evans of the Dayton Police Special Victim’s Unit, confirms they launched an investigation into an alleged incident at the school on Monday, but she would not provide additional details citing the case involved juveniles.

Pathway School of Discovery, a charter school, educates children kindergarten through 8th grade, according to the school’s website. We contacted the school’s administrative offices for comment but have not received a return call.

The mother of the child allegedly involved provided a name of the teacher to our newsroom. We are not releasing the teacher’s identity at this time, but a man matching the name provided was booked in to the Montgomery County Jail Wednesday on charges of gross sexual imposition. He’s expected in Dayton Municipal Court this afternoon.

A check of Ohio Department of Education public records does list a teacher employed at Pathway School of Discovery, matching the name of the man jailed, and the name provided by the parent of the alleged victim. We are working to confirm further details.

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