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Head of Richmond Christian School, Business Manager charged with failing to report abuse, neglect

L to R: Clifton Williams & Derek Zbyszinski
L to R: Clifton Williams & Derek Zbyszinski(Chesterfield Police)
Published: Aug. 21, 2021 at 10:49 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2021 at 10:56 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - The Head of Richmond Christian School and the school’s Business Manager, have been charged with failing to report suspected abuse/neglect of a child.

On Aug. 13, the school’s volleyball coach was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child by custodian and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

After speaking with Clifton Williams, Head of Richmond Christian School and Derek Zbyszinski, Business Manager, on Aug. 16 about the incident, police determined both men failed to report it, and they were both arrested on Aug. 20, police say.

According to police, Williams and Zbyszinski were charged with failing to report suspected abuse/neglect of a child, a violation of Virginia Code § 63.2-1509. The two men were released on unsecured bonds.

Richmond Christian School released the following statement:

As shared before, child safety, education and development are paramount at RCS. These arrests are deeply troubling to the school and our community. The pain experienced by any victim of sexual misconduct is extremely upsetting. RCS is unwavering in our commitment to support any victim of sexual misconduct and will do everything in our power to prevent any future incident or allegation. A healthy connection between RCS students and employees is built on trust and is premised on the school’s mission and values. RCS strives at all times to uphold this trust and has zero-tolerance for any sexual misconduct by anyone connected to the school.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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