Richard Ford

Richard Ford, 63, of Felton

A W.T. Chipman Middle School teacher has been arrested on child sex charges.

Richard Ford, 63, of Felton, is accused of touching a girl inappropriately in fitness class, according to police.  

Harrington Police said the allegations led them to launch an investigation in conjunction with the Child Advocacy Center, which led to two additional alleged victims, ages 11 and 12 years old.  

The teacher faces two counts of unlawful sexual contact where victim is under 13, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a child by a person of trust and one count of offensive touching. 

He was arraigned and released on a $10,100 unsecured bond. Ford was ordered to have no contact with the victims. 

Harrington Police's investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Harrington Police Department at 302.398.4493 ext. 46.