Brian David Trostel, teacher accused of sexually abusing student
Brian David Trostel, a teacher at Sherwood High School, has been charged with 29 charges of sexual abuse of a child, according to court documents.
Trostel, age 60, lived in Portland and taught at Sherwood High. He turned himself in to Portland Police Bureau officers last week amid accusations of child sex abuse of a student.
The charges include; eight counts each of first- and second-degree, encouraging child sexual abuse, three counts of invasion of personal privacy in the second degree, two counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, and eight counts of first-degree invasion of privacy.
Trostel allegedly groomed a child to engage in sexual conduct that was recorded, and then Trostel allegedly distributed the video recordings.
Trostel began teaching at Sherwood School District in 1995 as a teacher until he was placed on administrative leave Dec. 18, after administrators at the school hard about the police investigation.
“As always, our district complies with all law enforcement investigations, and does not comment on allegations in pending investigations,” spokeswoman Christine Andregg said. “At this time we have no reason to believe students within our district have involvement in any current investigation related to Mr. Trostel.”