Former Newton teacher won’t face state child sexual assault charges


Middesex and Suffolk prosecutors have decided to terminate the state’s child sexual assault cases against former Newton teacher David Ettlinger, who was sentenced to a 45-year federal prison term for child pornography earlier this year. The decision was made after considering the length of Ettlinger’s federal prison sentence and the request of the alleged victims’ families that their children not be subjected to any additional news media attention and the possibility of testifying in court, Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney’s office, said in an e-mail. Ettlinger faced state charges that he had allegedly sexually assaulted two children in Suffolk County and one in Middlesex County.

Deirdre C. Fernandes can be reached at
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of