Former Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler has been found guilty of charges stemming from the cover-up of the sexual assault of a female student by a transgender rapist.
On Friday, a jury of six women and one man on Friday found Ziegler guilty of using his position to retaliate against a teacher for cooperating with a grand jury investigating how the district handled the rape of a female student.
After a week-long trial and a day of deliberations, the jury found that Ziegler wrongfully fired the teacher.
The teacher had disclosed to Virginia investigators about the mishandling of sexual assault in her classroom.
Ziegler was charged with using his official position to retaliate against someone for exercising their rights.
He was also found to have punished someone for testifying to a jury.
Both charges are misdemeanors.
The judge scheduled sentencing in the trial for January 4, 2024.
Prosecutors appointed by Attorney General Jason Miyares, a Republican, said that after they began investigating the school district’s cover-up of a bathroom rape by a trans student, they spoke with teacher Erin Brooks.
Brooks disclosed another unrelated instance of mishandling of sexual assault by school administrators.
Brooks was then fired