Update: No felony charges against teacher accused of sex crimes

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update Monday, July 16

The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says felony charges will not be filed against an Andale High School technology teacher arrested last Sunday (July 8) on suspicion of burglary and aggravated sexual battery.

The teacher, Robert Richeson was released last Monday on a $50,000 bond. Today, the district attorney's office says its not filing felony charges at this time because "the investigation insufficient evidence to support all the elements of a felony."


Update Monday, July 9:

The Andale High School teacher arrested on suspicion of burglary and aggravated sexual battery has bonded out of jail.

Sedgwick County Jail records show Robert Richeson was released on a $50,000 bond Monday afternoon. He was arrested early Sunday morning near 13th and Tyler after police say he touched himself in appropriately in front of a teenage girl then followed her into her house, uninvited.


Update: 10 p.m.

Wichita police arrest an Andale High School teacher on suspicion of aggravated burglary and aggravated sexual battery.

Eyewitness News spoke with a Wichita mom who says Robert Richeson approached her teenage daughter outside their home near 13th and Tyler.

According to the teenager's mother, Richeson told her daughter that he knew her mom and tried to get the girl to let him inside the house.

That's when he began touching himself inappropriately.

The mother says when her daughter went inside, Richeson followed her.

The mother charged at him, he left, and she called police.

Richeson is being held in the Sedgwick County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

A teacher with the Renwick USD 267 School District was arrested early Sunday morning.

According to Renwick's site, Robert Richeson, 46, teaches technology courses at Andale High School. His profile on the AHS website says he has been at the school and with the district since 1995. It also says Richeson officiates Division I College Football during the fall.

Sedgwick County Jail records show Richeson was booked into jail Sunday morning around 8:30.

Richeson faces a charge of aggravated burglary and aggravated sexual battery. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Renwick Superintendent Mindy Bruce issued the following statement to Eyewitness News regarding the investigation:

"Robert Richeson is an employee of Renwick USD 267. The district will fully cooperate with the officials who are conducting the investigation and we are still collecting details at this time. As always the safety of the students is our first priority."

Eyewitness News will continue to investigate this story. As soon as more information is available, you can expect to see it first on KWCH.com or on your KWCH app.