Ex- Hancock County teacher gets 3 years in prison


FINDLAY — A former Riverdale Local Schools teacher was sentenced in Hancock County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female student last year. 

Brooke L. Rosendale, 27, of Bloomdale was sentenced by Judge Reginald Routson for sexual battery, a third-degree felony. Rosendale pleaded guilty to the charge in January, and two additional counts of sexual battery were dismissed, according to court records. 

Rosendale, a former fifth-grade elementary special education teacher, also surrendered her teacher’s license, said Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle. 

The incidents happened between Jan. 4, 2017, and Feb. 3, 2017, according to court documents. The Hancock County Sheriff's Office investigated the incident after it was reported by the girl's parents on March 12, a detective said.