VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A judge on Tuesday morning dismissed the charges against a Virginia Beach principal accused of reaching up a woman's skirt last year.
The Virginia Beach General District Court judge cited reasonable doubt in dismissing the charges against Joel Guldenschuh, a principal at Old Donation School.
The judge also dismissed a protective order filed against Guldenschuh by the woman who accused him.
Guldenschuh was arrested after a woman told police that he put his hand up her dress at a Halloween party on Oct. 29.
He was originally charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, but after the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office reviewed the case, the charge was amended to simple assault.
In an email obtained by 13News Now, Old Donation School officials said Guldenschuh will transition back to his role as principal in the next two weeks "after he has had a chance to meet with staff."
"We recognize the stress that the situation has placed on the ODS community and appreciate your patience as we waited for the judicial process to run its course. The Department of School Leadership will be working closely with ODS staff on his transition back to his role as principal," the email wrote.