WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss an indictment against a former Delaware teacher facing child sex charges.
The judge on Monday rejected Joshua Rutherford's argument that the decision to prosecute him in federal court, rather than state court, violated his constitutional rights.
Rutherford, a former Smyrna High School teacher and track coach, is charged with two counts each of seeking child pornography and attempted inducement of a minor. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.