Charges Dropped against Former Yuma Teacher

Charges Dropped against Former Yuma Teacher


YUMA, AZ - Charges have been dropped against a former elementary school teacher who  was accused of furnishing harmful materials to minors.

In late October of 2010 Eugene Dalbey, a part time teacher at Immaculate Conception  Elementary School was facing six charges.

According to the Yuma Police Department, the charges came about after another teacher reported seeing students viewing inappropriate images on Dalbey's lap top computer.

 News 13 learned Monday those charges have been dropped. Monsignor Richard O'Keefe tells us the case has been dismissed without prejudice against the 69-year-old former teacher.

 The Yuma County Attorney's office who filed the complaint has not commented as to why the charges were dropped.

 However the Diocese of Tucson issued a statement saying Immaculate Conception Elementary School is aware the charges have been dropped by the Yuma County Attorney's Office. They say Dalbey was placed on a leave of absence from teaching at the school after the criminal complaint was filed against him and the school did not renew his contract in May 2011.

The Diocese also says there is no longer any connection between Immaculate Conception Elementary School and Mr. Dalbey.

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