Wesley R. Dunlap

Virginia music teacher and Mennonite school board member convicted, sued

In 2021, Wesley Dunlap (b. 1983) pleaded guilty to two felony charges of indecent acts with a juvenile under his supervision. Dunlap taught music at Turner Ashby High School in Rockingham County, Virginia, where the victim was a student. The court sentenced Dunlap to two years in jail followed by five years of probation. Dunlap’s teaching license was revoked and he is not allowed to reapply as a teacher in Virginia or any other US state.

Dunlap was a member of Calvary Mennonite Fellowship, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and had been a board member of the church-affiliated Calvary Christian Academy. The congregation is affiliated with the Biblical Mennonite Alliance.

Rockingham County Public Schools Superintendent Oskar Scheikl said “there’s certainly no doubt where the boundaries are” in the school system. However, three other teachers at Turner Ashby High School reportedly faced allegations of sexual abuse of students prior to Dunlap’s arrest, and the victim of Dunlap’s abuse filed a lawsuit against the school system in July 2021 claiming it failed to adequately train its staff after those cases. The lawsuit alleges that Turner Ashby principal Phil Judd and school counselor Sandy King were suspicious of Dunlap’s behavior but did not investigate. The victim says Dunlap assaulted him multiple times on and off school property.

As of 2024, the lawsuit is still pending.

Church-related positions

  • Member, Calvary Mennonite Fellowship, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Board chair, Calvary Christian Academy

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