Douglas Allison, 55, the principal of the Seventh-day Adventist Mountain View Christian School in Sequim, Washington, has been arrested on charges of child rape and child molestation, according to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office. Allison and his wife are the only staff members of the school, which serves thirteen students. According to the Mountain View Christian School website, Douglas Allison taught grades 5 through 8. His wife is not under investigation.
Allison was arrested in his home Tuesday night and booked into the Clallam County Corrections Facility on four counts of first-degree child rape and 12 counts of first-degree child molestation. He is alleged to have repeateldy sexually abused two female students, aged 10 and 11.
"Allison was arrested following an investigation into a disclosure made by a 10-year-old female student at the school that she had been sexually assaulted by Mr. Allison," according to the County Sherriff's Office.
Speaking to Q13 Fox News, Becky Meharry said on behalf of the Adventist Church in the area, "We just want you to know that the health and safety of our students is of course our priority." She said that Allison has been placed on Administrative leave, pending the investigation. The school's website has also been suspended.
For more on this story, see the report by Q13 News.
Jared Wright is Managing Editor of SpectrumMagazine.org.
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