Published November 1, 2011
Keith Whittington, an associate professor at the School of Interactive Games and Media, was arraigned this morning following an alleged incident at his home on October 31. Whittington, who was handing out Halloween candy, was accused of grabbing a 14-year-old girl's breast, say deputies. He pleaded not guilty to the charges of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child — both misdemeanors.
"I didn't do anything,” Whittington testified. “I didn't touch anyone. I don't know what they're talking about."
In 2007, Whittington was an honoree of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching. He is highly regarded for his “active learning” teaching techniques, in which he encourages participation from his students for the best learning experience.
Whittington is currently out on bail. He is expected back in court on November 17.
Updates will be posted as they are available.