WENATCHEE — A child molestation case filed against a former Lake Chelan School District teacher accused of sexually abusing a former student was dismissed Wednesday in Chelan County Superior Court.

Jack Leeroy Rutter was charged in May 2019 with first-degree child molestation after a former student told the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office he was fondled by Rutter during physical education class between 2009 and 2011.

Pete O’Cain: (509) 664-7152


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Pete O’Cain is a graduate of Central Washington University, served in the Marines Corps and covers public safety in Chelan and Douglas counties. He also leads The Wenatchee World’s wildfire coverage.

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