Shook faces charges in Miami County

Shook-Tim new


TROY — Former Riverside Schools music teacher John “Timothy” Shook, 35, who was convicted after an  October trial of having sex with one Riverside High School student and molesting two others, now faces new charges for offenses allegedly committed while he was at Covington High School.

He is serving 7 1/2 years for his conviction on 12 charges, including sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and attempted sexual battery involving female students at Riverside High School.

Two of his former students at Covington testified during the trial in Logan County they had sexual relations with the music teacher in separate incidents between April 1 and June 30, 2005.

The defendant’s second wife also attended Covington as an upperclassman to the alleged victims.

The new charges accuse him of sexual battery involving two female band members at Covington.

Testimony in the October trial established the former teacher had a history of inappropriate public behavior at Riverside, including using foul language with his eighth-grade girls basketball team, dropping his pants in front of the choir, paddling students and giving female students rides home alone.

Tuesday, he was transferred from the North Central Correctional Complex in Marion to the Miami County Jail.

If convicted on the new charges, he could be sentenced to an additional 10 years in prison.