Teacher Pleads to Lesser Charge

<p>Daryl Rachinski</p>

Daryl Rachinski

A former Hanford High School teacher pleads guilty to communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Fifty-nine year old Daryl Rachinski was previously charged with 3rd degree rape, but was allowed to plea to the lesser charge due to his lack of criminal history, and to honor the wishes of the victim and her mother.  Under the plea deal, Rachinski will have to register as a sex offender, undergo treatment and no longer work with young people.

Rachinski worked in the Richland School District for 19 years