Ex-Newton Teacher Indicted on Sexual Assault Charges

Former Underwood Elementary School teacher David Ettlinger was also indicted in Middlesex County earlier this month.

Less than 24 hours after , former Newton teacher David Ettlinger has been indicted in Suffolk County on various assault charges. 

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Ettlinger, 34, has been indicted on six counts of sexual assault charges. The charges include two counts each of assault and battery on a child under 14, posing a child in a state of nudity, and secretly photographing a nude or semi-nude person. 

Ettlinger is expected to be arraigned in Suffolk County Superior Court on Thursday, March 1. 

This is the second indictment for Ettlinger, .

 and arraigned in Brighton District Court on multiple counts of possession of child pornography. He was arraigned on Jan. 18 in West Roxbury District Court for indecent assault and battery charges, . 

Authorities in Suffolk County allege that during the Jan. 17 raid of Ettlinger's apartment, officials found videos showing two children who Ettlinger allegedly assaulted and secretly filmed the abuse. Ettlinger had been charged with offenses against one of the victims; the second was identified during the course of the grand jury investigation, the DA's office said. 

The students were not Ettlinger's students, but are known to investigators, the DA's office said. 

On Feb. 8, Ettlinger was indicted in Middlesex County and subsequently arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court for charges related to a girl he allegedly assaulted while babysitting. 

At a pretrial conference in Brighton on Feb. 16, . 

Ettlinger also faces federal charges out of the Western District of Louisiana for his involvement with the child pornography website "Dreamboard."

Last night, news broke that Ettlinger allegedly photographed some of his Newton students while working at Underwood Elementary School. The photographs were reportedly non-pornographic and Ettlinger will therefore not face criminal charges for the pictures. 

Ettlinger taught in the Newton Public Schools for 12 years, at both  and Underwood Elementary. . 


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