Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Teacher of the Year award nominee arrested for ‘multi-year affair with underage female student’

A popular California teacher nominated for recognition as one of the county’s best educators was arrested this week for allegedly carrying on a two-year sexual relationship with an underage female student.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

"Advise her to eat sh-- and die."

Parents at Coconut Grove Elementary School are calling for the ouster of Principal Eva N. Ravelo this week after she told a parent in an e-mail to "eat sh-- and die."

The controversy, which is now under review by the Miami-Dade County school district's central office, started Monday. Abigail DuBearn, a member of the school's Educational Excellence School Advisory Committee, or EESAC, had asked Ravelo and other council members whether student representatives of the committee "could be notified today and be invited to attend and participate'' at Monday's meeting.

Ravelo, 44, then replied to DuBearn's e-mail with the message: "Advise her to eat sh-- and die." Ravelo spelled the swear word as it appears here — without the last two letters.

Maria Orjeda, the school's reading coach, who spoke on behalf of Ravelo, said the principal meant to send the e-mail about DuBearn to her assistant principal, Ramón Dawkins, instead of DuBearn.

DuBearn could not be reached for comment Thursday.

"Ms. Ravelo takes full responsibility for the mistake. She apologized to Mrs. DuBearn on Tuesday," Orjeda said.

The principal, who is still running the school, has been instructed not to speak with the media, Orjeda said.

This principal should be EXPELLED! That is what would happen if a student did the same. The fact they she meant to send it to her asst principal does not make this better. EXPEL PRINCIPAL RAVELO!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Teen's family files multiple lawsuits over alleged sex abuse by teacher

There are more developments in the case of a Bullitt County teacher charged with sex abuse involving an underage female student.
The alleged victim and her family have filed a lawsuit against the teacher and the school principal and three assistant principals.

Waco kindergarten teacher was arrested Monday

A Waco kindergarten teacher was arrested Monday at school on sexual abuse charges stemming from alleged incidents involving a student.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Oregon school teacher faces 34 sex charges

An Umatilla County grand jury in Pendleton indicted 37-year-old Kevin Mathew Nice on Friday.

PENDLETON -- An Pilot Rock high school teacher and coach is facing sex charges involving four teenage girls.

The charges include one county of first-degree sodomy; three counts of first-degree sexual penetration; three counts of first-degree sexual abuse; eight counts of second-degree sexual abuse; one count of luring a minor; six counts of attempted use child sexual display; 10 counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of official misconduct.


MARTIN TEACHER CHARGED: Stan Vickers, an economics and government teacher at Westview High School in Martin, faces a federal charge of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in unlawful sexual activity, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. The alleged incident occurred in 2003 and also involved potential violations of Kentucky and Missouri state laws, including sodomy, child molestation and sexual abuse, according to the complaint. Vickers was arrested Thursday and remains in custody.

Coach accused of sex with student

A Westview High School teacher and coach facing federal charges engaged in sexual activities with a 14-year-old boy who was a student at the school where he taught and player on the soccer team he coached, according to the federal affidavit.

Stanley Wren Vickers, 44, of Martin, is charged with transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual activity, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Vickers is an economics and government teacher and girls' soccer coach at Westview High School in Martin, according to the school's Web site.

Vickers was arrested Thursday and had his initial appearance in federal court in Memphis on Friday, the news release said. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday for a probable cause and detention hearing. He remained in custody Friday, authorities said.

Oregon teacher indicted for sexual assault

PENDLETON, Ore. -- A Umatilla County grand jury indicts a Pilot Rock High School teacher accused of sexual assault.

37 year old Kevin Nice is being charged with first degree sodomy, first degree sexual abuse, first degree unlawful sexual penetration and more.

He's accused of having sexual contact with four minors. Nice was a teacher and coach at the high school.

He is in custody and will be arraigned March 22.

Principal Can Be Sued for Alleged Abuse Cover-Up

An elementary school principal must stand trial for allegedly telling parents that a band teacher who later admitted to molesting students had only been touching the girls to help them keep time in music class, the 7th Circuit ruled.
Karen Grindle, the principal at Pershing Elementary School when the abuse came to light, claimed she couldn't be sued for due process and equal protection violations because the alleged victims and their parents failed to show that a clearly established right had been violated.

Bordentown Regional teacher indicted on sexual assault

MOUNT HOLLY — A Burlington County grand jury indicted a Bordentown
Regional High School teacher for having sexual relations with a female student at the school, county Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced today.

Francisco Planas-Borgstrom, 32, of Willow Street, was indicted on four counts of second-degree sexual assault and a count of second-degree official misconduct.

Ex-teacher accused of drugging children for sex gets 8 years in prison

MOBILE, Ala. -- A federal judge in Mobile grappled Thursday over what to do about Melissa B. Gray.

The former schoolteacher appeared in U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose's court to be sentenced for receipt and distribution of child pornography.

But those charges represent only part of the story: Law enforcement investigators say Gray, 30, drugged two young children in her Chickasaw home, in an effort to render them unconscious so that a Florida man Gray met on the Internet would be able to molest them.

Albany Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse

An Albany school teacher charged with sexual abuse after police say she inappropriately touched a teenage girl.
Wendy Daignault is an Albany special education teacher at the Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology, also known as TOAST.
Police say this alleged crime happened in the Town of Guilderland and not on school grounds or with one of her students.
But parents say no matter where the crime occurred, they are still concerned about the allegations against one of their teachers.

Former teacher of the year pays fine in DUI case

BAY MINETTE -- A Mobile County teacher accused of fondling a friend's son admitted to substantial evidence against him and paid a fine in a DUI case today -- the first step toward being found guilty, prosecutors said.

Charles Milton Lewis Jr., 50, a resident of Summerdale and a Causey Middle School teacher, was arrested Jan. 4 after he crashed his car at Baldwin County 9 and 32 on the way to a school function.

Tests showed his blood/alcohol level was 0.11 officers said. The state's legal limit is 0.08.

Soon thereafter, a 9-year-old boy said Lewis touched him inappropriately last July while he spent the night at Lewis' home.

Ex-teacher Roy Junior High gets 5 years in prison for relationship with teen

OGDEN -- Just another tale of love and romance.

She was 16, he was 44. She was in high school and working at Roy Junior High School as a janitor. He was a popular teacher there.

She's still working there today. He's on his way to Utah State Prison.

"Absolutely incredible," 2nd District Judge Ernie Jones told Kenneth Taylor as he sentenced him to up to five years in prison Wednesday.

"You were having sex with a student at the school."

Expert says sexual abuse is rising in schools

The Phenomenon of Sexual Abuse is rising in secondary schools and education authorities are not doing enough to prevent it, Dr. Mrs. Justina Adeosun, a medical Doctor told the participants at symposium to mark the tenth anniversary of Darfote International Secondary School Ijaye Lagos. Dr. (Mrs.) Adeosun spoke on “The role of Parents, Schools and Society in Sexual Abuse prevention and intervention.”

According to Dr. Justina Adeosun, parents should educate the children on what constitutes sexual abuse and what the children can do to prevent it. She disclosed that sexual abuse is so common in Nigeria. She said 52% of respondents in a survey confirmed that they have experienced sexual abuse.

Teacher sentenced to 30 years for abusing pupils

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Tokyo - A former Japanese primary school teacher was found guilty Thursday of 95 cases of sexual abuse and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

A high court in Hiroshima handed down the highest possible verdict against the 44-year-old, the Kyodo News agency reported.

Between 2001 and 2006 the teacher raped or otherwise sexually abused his victims, then aged between 9 and 12, on 95 occasions.

The court said the man had abused the public trust in teachers with his \'monstrous crimes,\' and showed little remorse, thereby justifying the maximum sentence.

Former kindergarten teacher faces charges of sex abuse

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Former kindergarten teacher faces charges of sex abuse

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A former Frederick County kindergarten teacher is accused of the sexual abuse of a minor throughout the 2008-09 school year, authorities confirmed Wednesday evening.

Matthew Brian Berresford, 31, of East Berlin, Pa., faces charges of the sex abuse of a minor and a continuing course of conduct involving the sex abuse of a minor, according to Circuit Court documents made available Wednesday.

State's Attorney Charlie Smith said Berresford was indicted by a grand jury Friday for actions alleged to have occurred on the grounds of an elementary school.

"That's all I can say at this moment," Smith said.

Marita Loose, spokeswoman for the county public schools, said Berresford had been employed as a kindergarten teacher at North Frederick Elementary School.

"Last summer, after the investigation took place, he did not return to school," Loose said Wednesday. "He is no longer employed by FCPS."

Court documents reveal that instances of sex abuse are alleged to have occurred between Aug. 25, 2008, and June 16, 2009.

No defense attorney is listed on court documents. Berresford could not be reached for comment.

Berresford is scheduled for an initial appearance in Circuit Court on May 7.

Assistant State's Attorney Tammy M. Leache, who presented evidence in the case to the grand jury Friday, was also unavailable for comment.

Frederick Police Department Lt. Shawn Martyak said Detective Mark Pecor investigated the case in conjunction with county Child Protective Services.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Curtis Boylen Still Has Teaching License

FAIRMONT -- A former Marion County teacher acquitted of sex-related charges still has a license to teach in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Department of Education (DOE) has been monitoring the case against Curtis Boylen, according to Liza Cordeiro, the department’s communications officer.

A 14-year-old accused Boylen of raping her twice in 2005, but a jury found Boylen not guilty of 2 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian and 2 counts of first-degree sexual assault on Monday, March 15.

Police Accuse Teacher Of Sex With Students

TODD COUNTY, Ky. - A high school teacher and coach in Todd County has been accused of having sex with students.

Investigators said Terry Nofsinger committed the sex crimes while he was a teacher at Ohio County High School. The most recent case is more than 7 years old.

The 43-year-old faces five counts of sodomy, nine counts of sexual abuse and 15 counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

Nofsinger is now a teacher and coach with Todd County Central High School. Todd County superintendent Michael Kenner said in a statement that Nofsinger has been placed on leave without pay "pending final action for termination."

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Holocaust "game"..

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A group of stunned primary schoolchildren began crying when their teacher told them during a bizarre Holocaust game that they were to be taken away from their families.

The pupils, aged 11, became upset after a number of them were segregated and told they were being sent away or might end up in an orphanage.

'One boy kicked his chair over, one was angry and demanded to speak
to someone in charge but most were crying on a scale ranging from
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Friday, March 05, 2010

Accused teacher killed in crash on eve of sex abuse trial

A primary school teacher from Shropshire charged with a string of sexual offences against children died in a car crash hours before his trial was due to start, it has been disclosed.

Robert Stringer, 57, was killed when his Peugeot 407 hit a bridge parapet on the westbound A41 near Bourne End in Hertfordshire late on Sunday night.

His trial was due to open at Isleworth Crown Court in west London on Monday morning.

Stringer, of Redstone Drive in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, was charged with two counts of rape of a child under 13; one count of rape of a child under 14; two counts of indecent assault; seven counts of sexual assault of a child under 13; three counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity; five counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration; two counts of attempted rape and one count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, a court official said.

The alleged offences against four female victims took place between 1999 and 2009, the Metropolitan Police said. Stringer died at the scene of the crash on Sunday.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Swim teacher to face 40 plus abuse charges

Swimming teacher Benno L will face at least 40 charges of possessing child pornography and child sexual abuse, the public prosecution department said on Thursday.

Silverton teacher pleads guilty to sex abuse

A Silverton teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy for four years, beginning when he was 13.

Court document details alleged sex between teacher, student

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- An alleged affair between a high school senior and one of her teachers started with kissing at a graduation party and escalated into sexual intercourse at least 15 times before the girl turned 18, according to court records in Douglas County.

Another scandal hits Brooklyn school: gym teacher arrested for allegedly fondling student

MIDWOOD - Another unsavory scandal has hit Brooklyn's James Madison High School where two romance language teachers were punished after a janitor claimed he saw them naked and getting intimate in an empty classroom.

This time, the alleged offender is a gym teacher and she's accused of having heavy petting sessions with a 14-year-old female student.

Ex-West St. Paul teacher gets jail time for sex with teen

A former West St. Paul teacher and coach was ordered to register as a sex offender and have no contact with teen victim.

Milwaukie High teacher arrested, charged with sexual abuse

Police arrested a Milwaukie High School teacher Friday on charges that he sexually abused three students. Second teacher arrested on sex abuse charges in past year.

Former King High teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges

TAMPA - Former King High School math teacher Aaron Brian Sands had an extensive collection of child pornography, with thousands of pictures and dozens of videos from around the world, authorities say.

The images depicted sadistic and masochistic sexual abuse of children, and included images of children being bound, and toddlers and other prepubescent children.

Teacher resigns after he’s charged with luring

A Dartmouth junior high school teacher resigned Thursday after police charged him with sexual exploitation and luring a 16-year-old girl using the Inter­net.

Former PC Teacher Faces Sex Charges

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A former teacher in the Putnam City school district has been arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse and child pornography.

Alief Hastings teacher accused of sex with student

An Alief Hastings High School teacher has been accused of having sex with one of her 16-year-old students, officials said.

Officials said Lindsay Garcia-Yazdi, 33, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child as well one count of improper relationship with a student.

Northern Idaho teacher charged with sex abuse

PLUMMER, Idaho -- A gym teacher at Plummer's Lakeside High School has been charged with sexual battery of a minor child ages 16 or 17 and sexual intercourse with a minor.

Former Teacher Accepts Plea Deal in Sexual Abuse Case

BERKELEY COUNTY, WV - A former Berkeley County Middle School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14 year-old male student is accepting a plea deal with the state.

Girl, 6, Handcuffed, Committed Because Of Classroom Behavior

A Port St. Lucie first-grade student was handcuffed and committed to a mental health facility because of her classroom behavior, and her parents are furious that the school took such extreme measures.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Fourth-Grader nearly suspended for taking machine gun to school

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A Staten Island fourth grader was nearly suspended for taking a machine gun to school. A two-inch plastic replica belonging to a LEGO policeman.

Nine year-old Patrick Timoney was playing with the LEGO toys with his friends in the school's lunchroom when the principal saw the toy gun and took him to her office to begin the suspension process. After calling the child's parents (his father is a retired police officer which is why Patrick liked the toy), common sense eventually prevailed over zero tolerance and little Patrick was set free. The gun was confiscated, presumably to be destroyed in a blast furnace.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Abusive teachers still slip by

School superintendents from across Missouri this week added their voices to the chorus of complaints about the state's laws for monitoring teacher conduct.

An Associated Press investigation into teacher sex abuse nationwide showed that 87 licensed Missouri teachers lost their credentials from 2001 through 2005 because of sexual misconduct.

Jesuit teachers at top German school admit sexually abusing boys

A Jesuit teacher confessed yesterday to sexually abusing boys at a top German school, further engulfing the country’s Roman Catholic Church in a scandal over the mistreatment of dozens of pupils in its care.

Almost 30 alleged victims have come forward with claims against three Jesuit staff, saying that they were abused in the 1970s and 1980s at Canisius college in Berlin, alma mater of some of the country’s political, business and academic elite.

Peter R and Wolfgang S left the school in 1981 and 1979 respectively while the third alleged perpetrator, named as Bernhard E, 70, was suspended from the Jesuit order yesterday after admitting one case of sexual abuse. Three further victims made claims against him. Mr S, a former gym teacher, 65, now living in Chile, has confessed to the allegations and last week wrote an open letter of apology to victims, while Mr R has denied the allegations.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Teacher and Student Had Sex in School?

According to the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, a Shepherdsville teacher has been arrested for "inappropriate sexual contact", by his own admission, with one of his female students on school property.

Timothy Lands, former Bullitt Central High School “teacher of the year”, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and is being held in the Bullitt County jail. A conviction for sexual abuse in the first-degree carries a five to ten year prison sentence.

Reportedly the sexual activity between Lands and his student - said to include oral sex and masturbation - actually took place on school grounds. Although sixteen is the age of consent in Kentucky, there is a specific law against sexual conduct between a teacher and a student.

Parents: SJUSD Warned About Teacher

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Five parents filing a claim against the San Juan Unified School District allege school employees failed to act on warnings and concerns about an after-school program teacher who's accused of sexually abusing their boys.

Shane Vicars was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of lewd acts against a child under 14 and child annoyance. He was a teacher for the Discovery Club, a before- and after-school program at Sierra Oaks Elementary.

According to a claim filed Thursday, another parent, Kira Christensen, sent a letter in October 2008 to Discovery Club supervisor Debra Brown, expressing concerns about Vicars' activities with children.

Specifically, Christensen found it odd that Vicars gave up his lunch hour every day to play with children at recess, taking some children to an out-of-view equipment shed; that he showed up uninvited at children's sports events every weekend on his free time; and that he often took photos of children.

East teacher arrested for alleged sexual abuse of 17-year-old

A Warren East High School teacher was arrested Thursday on charges based on an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year old student.

Beulah Nicole “Nikki” Sumner, 35, was charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony.

Volunteer coach in Montgomery accused of sex abuse involving boy

A 24-year-old woman who was a volunteer assistant coach of the boys' basketball team at a Montgomery County high school was arrested Friday in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with a male student, county police said.

Police said Jennifer M. Glad of Ferry Landing Circle in Germantown was charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of a third-degree sexual offense. She volunteered at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, authorities said.

Police said the student was 15 years old, but he was not identified further. Police would not say whether he was a member of an athletic team at Seneca Valley.

Teacher charged in student sex abuse case

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Kentuckiana high school teacher has been charged with sexually abusing a student. Bullitt County detectives started investigating after being tipped off by Child Protective Services.

According to Bullitt County investigators, Lands had inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl.

"Where this becomes a crime is that he's a person of authority that being a coach or teacher or someone like that with a student," said Lt. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office.

McGaha said the alleged sexual encounter happened once at Bullitt Central and that investigators have confiscated text messages and emails between the two that contained graphic content.

Music teacher given 28 years for sex crimes

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A former music teacher from Blue Hill was sentenced Wednesday in Hancock County Superior Court to serve 28 years behind bars for sexually molesting five girls between the ages of 10 and 14.

Theodore S. Stanislaw, 51, either gave music lessons to or was family friends with the victims in the case, according to Hancock County Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett.

Stanislaw has a 1982 conviction in New York state for sexually molesting a girl who was younger than 11 years old, the prosecutor said Thursday. He was 23 years old at the time of the previous offense, she said.

Another Female Teacher Accused of Sex Act at Salacious High School

Two months after a janitor caught two female teachers naked in a classroom while their students were at a talent show, more evidence of improper sexual activity emerged at Brooklyn's James Madison High School. But this time a student's involved.

Cops arrested gym teacher Lisa Guttila last week for allegedly fondling a teenage girl, police sources told the Daily News. Guttila, 37, teaches at Madison but is a part-time volleyball coach for the private Poly Prep Country Day School.

Teacher Pleads Guilty To Teen's Sex Abuse

BALTIMORE -- A former teacher accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy has pleaded guilty.

He was charged with sexual solicitation of a minor and three counts of sexual offense.

Dick was sentenced to 40 years in prison but will only have to serve eight. After that, he'll be on probation for five years and will have to register as a sex offender for life.

Dick taught physical education at Fallston Middle School in Harford County.

Alleged sexual abuse victims of former Corona teacher testify

RIVERSIDE - A former Corona high school teacher accused of molesting three boys convinced one of them that the type of activity they were engaging in was "normal," the now 26-year-old witness testified today.

Vince, whose full name was withheld to protect his identity, said the defendant, Richard Angulo, masturbated him on hundreds of occasions, beginning when he was 11 years old.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pinner teacher sexually abused boys, court hears

A PINNER Latin teacher subjected three pupils to a sustained campaign of sexual abuse, a court heard today.

Michael Gordon, 55, of Thrush Green, regularly stroked the youngsters’ thighs and pressed himself up against their backsides, it is claimed.

The boys, who were all aged between 10 and 13 at the time, said the abuse made them feel “shivery” and “horrible”, jurors at Southwark Crown Court were told.

Mingo County Teacher Charged with Sexual Abuse and Incest

According to Mingo County Sheriff's deputies, Johnny Ray Dempsey is accused of sexual abuse. Dempsey is a teacher with the Mingo County School system.

He will appear in Mingo County Magistrate Court Wednesday at 9 a.m. Dempsey was arrested last Friday and held on a $100,000 cash only bond. He is charged with one court of sex abuse by a parent and one count of incest.

New abuse claims against former Shanlet teacher

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A third lawsuit in North Dakota accusing a former teacher at Fargo’s Shanley High School of sex abuse was filed in Cass County District Court on Tuesday.

The lawsuit claims that Brother Raimond Rose, on a school-sponsored overnight trip to Bismarck in 1978 or 1979, groped Paul Mehl while he was sleeping. Mehl, 48, of Fargo, was 16 or 17 years old at the time, according to the civil complaint.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mingo Teacher Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

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WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Mingo County teacher is in jail after being arrested on sexual abuse charges.

Mingo County Sheriff Deputies arrested Johnny Ray Dempsey, 36, of Delbarton, on Friday.

Dempsey is charged with sexual abuse and incest.

Sheriff's deputies tell the charges involve an alleged incident back in June.

Mingo County Superintendent, Dwight Dials, confirms that Dempsey is a teacher at Kermit K-8 and Tug Valley High School.

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Ex-Newfane teacher gets prison on sex abuse guilty plea

A former Newfane High School teacher was sentenced Monday afternoon to 1 1/2 years in state prison and 10 years post-release supervision on a guilty plea for sex offenses against a student less than the age of 17.
Allan V. Grogan, 50, formerly of Derby, now 121 Holiday Lane, Apt. G6, Hamburg, pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to first-degree disseminating indecent material to minors, a Class E felony; two misdemeanor counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child; and four misdemeanor counts of third-degree sexual abuse.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

'Sex-pest' struck off teachers' roll

A KwaZulu-Natal teacher who allegedly sexually abused female pupils has been struck off the teachers' roll - and will probably not be allowed back in a classroom anywhere in the world.
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The man, whose identity cannot be revealed because his trial has not been concluded, was last year found guilty of "gross sexual abuse" by the SA Council of Educators.

He taught at Umlazi's Makhumbuza High School.

He was suspended along with four other teachers in April after an investigation by the council into allegations that the teachers were sexually exploiting pupils.

Select Committee on EMR sex scandal presents report to House of Assembly

"From the evidence, therefore, there were two complaints from two separate persons. The first occurring in 2007 when it appears the complainant might still have been a student at that school and the second in September 2008 by a former student. In both instances no action was taken against the teacher who was allowed to remain and continue teaching at that school."

Editorial: Tell public why allegation wasn't reported

AN INVESTIGATION into why authorities weren’t notified of an allegation that a Causey Middle School teacher had exposed himself in front of a student is not only appropriate, it’s overdue.

Charles Milton Lewis Jr., Causey’s teacher of the year in the 2008-09 school year, was arrested Jan. 4, after an accident in Baldwin County, on a charge of driving under the influence.

Then, on Jan. 12, he was arrested again on charges of sexual abuse of a child under age 12 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Baldwin County authorities said a 9-year-old boy acquainted with Mr. Lewis overheard his mother talking about the drunken-driving arrest, and told her about an alleged incident of sexual abuse at Mr. Lewis’ Summerdale home last summer.

Vernal teacher suspected of sexually abusing student

A Vernal Junior High School teacher is in jail after being accused of having an "inappropriate" relationship with a student.

Norman Ray Bernard, 57, was arrested this week on suspicion of sexual abuse of a child, according to a news release by the Vernal Police Department.

Investigate Ex-Teacher For Sex Abuse

A former St. Rita faculty member has been temporarily released from his position as head of Senior Services for the City of Berwyn pending a police investigation into molestation charges.

In 1997, a civil lawsuit was filed against former theology teacher and soccer coach Frank Paduch, alleging the former Augustinian brother sexually abused a freshman male in 1980-81.

The lawsuit was settled two years later for an undisclosed amount.

Silver Spring man arrested on charges of sexual abuse

A Washington, D.C., private school teacher from Silver Spring was arrested last week for allegedly committing sexual abuse on a male student while the student was doing chores at the teacher's house, police said Thursday.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Substitute teacher faces child porn charges

A former substitute teacher at a Fort Collins charter school is set to stand trial next month after police found more than 5,000 images of child pornography on his computer.

The parents of a 14-year-old girl, whose exchanges on MySpace. com with Brian Kane, 31, of Fort Collins led to a police investigation, say they are angry that administrators at Liberty Common School were more concerned with Kane's "privacy" than their daughter's well-being.

Teacher barred for sexual offence

Second former Pontville School pupil comes forward with allegations of abuse

Govt agencies 'dropped the ball' in sex abuse case

A near total breakdown in communication, procedure and protocols throughout several government agencies, might have allowed a suspected child molester to leave the jurisdiction without being brought to justice, according to the findings of a committee to investigate alleged cases of sexual abuse at the Eight Mile Rock High School (EMR).

The final report of the committee was presented and tabled in the House of Assembly by Committee Chairman and Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday. Hanna- Martin said that one of the most disturbing things the committee discovered through research and public hearings, was that "teachers, administrators and staff were all aware of allegations and failed to report it."

Those allegations were reportedly leveled against former EMR art teacher Andre Birbal by several male students, long before he was arrested and questioned in connection with the alleged molestation of one of his former male students last year.

Sheffield Teacher Charged In Sex Abuse Case Loses Job

COLBERT COUNTY, AL - An update on a teacher in Colbert County who is charged with rape and sodomy. Amanda Watkins, a teacher at Sheffield Junior High School, has been fired.

Watkins was an eighth grade teacher at the school. Muscle Shoals Police arrested her last month. Police say they caught her engaged in an inappropriate sexual relation with a ninth grade student. The student was in her class last year.

Watkins had been on paid administrative leave.

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Sidwell Friends fires teacher, Robert A. "Pete" Peterson, accused of sex abuse

Police in Montgomery and Queen Anne's counties have charged a Sidwell Friends middle school teacher with sexual abuse of a minor and other sexual offenses, according to law enforcement officials.

On Wednesday, the private Northwest Washington school announced that it had fired social studies teacher Robert A. "Pete" Peterson, 65.

Peterson taught seventh and eighth grades and was director of the school's Camp Corsica on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He was placed on leave shortly before the beginning of the 2009-10 school year.

Peterson has not been permitted on campus or at school-sponsored events since then, school officials said. He was dismissed Jan. 14.

According to Montgomery County charging documents dated Jan. 14, Peterson befriended a male Sidwell student and repeatedly invited him to his Silver Spring home. Peterson showed the student pornography and touched him inappropriately, the charging documents say.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Former AHS band director pleads guilty

EDWARDSVILLE - Former Alton High School music teacher Matt Lang pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of criminal sexual assault after a prosecutor revealed for the first time that the victim participated in an electronic eavesdrop.

The parents reported the case to the Madison County Sheriff's Department, and authorities took the victim to the county's Child Advocacy Center in Wood River, where she admitted in an interview that she was having a sexual relationship with Lang.

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Greece teacher Jeffrey Hoffman rejects plea

Greece elementary school music teacher Jeffrey A. Hoffman will go to trial this spring on charges that he sexually assaulted a student.

Hoffman, 28, on Tuesday rejected an offer that would have sent him to prison for two years if he pleaded guilty to a felony of second-degree criminal sexual act, the most serious charge against him.

Under terms of the proposed plea offer, which was accepted by the student and her family, Hoffman also would have been supervised by parole officers for 10 years after his release from prison.

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Details Of Sex Abuse Involving Teacher Of The Year

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For the first time since Charles Lewis Jr., 50, was arrested January 12th, Dr. Roy Nichols acknowledged complaints against the teacher may have been mishandled.

Nichols insists the school district is conducting an internal investigation to find out who knew about the prior complaints.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Deputy head at Princess Diana's former school charged with having affair with pupil

William Whillock, 56, was arrested in front of staff and students at The New School in West Heath, near Sevenoaks, Kent, after the head teacher was told of the affair and alerted police.

He had been in charge of child protection at the school, which caters for "damaged" pupils who have been "emotionally scarred by abuse, bereavement, bullying or other trauma" and cannot get along in maintream education, according to its website.

Radcliff teacher pleads to felony

A Radcliff middle school teacher indicted in March on a charge of tampering with a witness pleaded guilty to the felony charge Friday in Bardstown’s 10th Circuit Court.

The 29-year-old teacher, Angela Taylor, remains employed with Hardin County Schools, despite pleading to the felony charge.

Taylor, with her boyfriend, 27-year-old David M. Morris, also was indicted last year on more than 200 felony counts relating to child pornography. Kentucky State Police claim images depicting a child performing sex acts were found on a computer at the couple’s Bardstown home July 1, 2009.

James West, school dean in sex abuse case, faces lawsuit by alleged victim

The ex-Catholic school dean who got a conditional discharge in a sexual abuse case now faces a lawsuit by the young man he allegedly fondled.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jail for teacher who nearly drove his teenage abuse victim to suicide

A TEACHER in Hull has been jailed for five years after a traumatised teenage girl he sexually abused called ChildLine for help.
Raymond Hendrickson, 42, a teacher at South Holderness Technology College, admitted abusing the youngster over a four-year period.

Brunswick schools settle sex abuse lawsuit

The Brunswick County school board has settled a 2-year-old lawsuit that claimed school officials neglected to stop a South Brunswick High School custodian from molesting a learning-disabled boy.

Teacher in sex abuse case exposed himself to Causey school student, complaint claims

BAY MINETTE, Ala. -- A Causey Middle School teacher arrested this week on a child sex abuse charge had previously been accused of exposing himself to a Causey student, a Mobile County school system official said Thursday.

The accusation was not proven and therefore not included in the teacher's personnel file, according to the school system.

Eight Mile Rock High School Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In late April of last year in wake of several allegation of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of students at the Eight Mile Rock High School, allegedly perpetrated by a teacher at that school, the House of Assembly agreed to the appointment of the Committee to investigate the allegations.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Teacher who molested six girls is free

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On parole after serving eight years of sentence

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A former teacher who molested six girls in North Tonawanda is out of prison.

36-year-old Jason Lorich is now on parole after serving more than eight years of a ten year sentence. He pleaded guilty in 2001 to six counts of sexual abuse while teaching at Meadow Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

St. Paul junior high teacher accused of fondling girl, 12

A 43-year-old St. Paul junior high school teacher charged Wednesday with criminal sexual conduct is accused of drugging and then molesting a 12-year-old girl.

Robert Howard Swanson, a math teacher at St. Paul's Ramsey Junior High School, was charged in Isanti County District Court. The attack is alleged to have occurred over the New Year's weekend at his Cambridge home.

Causey Middle School teacher arrested on child sex abuse charge

BAY MINETTE, Ala. -- A teacher at Causey Middle School in west Mobile was arrested Tuesday evening on a child sexual abuse charge in Baldwin County while on paid administrative leave involving a drunken-driving arrest last week, officials said.

Charles Milton Lewis Jr., 50, of Summerdale, was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center charged with sexual abuse of a child under age 12, Baldwin Sheriff's spokesman Maj. Anthony Lowery said in a news release.

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Priest for trial on sex charges

A FORMER Armidale Catholic priest will go to trial in April on charges of sexual misconduct.

Peter William Dwyer, 67, now of Bellingen, faces 12 charges of abuse, most with a 13-year-old boy in 1982.

His trial at Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court will begin on April 27.

Dwyer is one of nine former staff members of St Stanislaus’ College in Bathurst - five priests, two ex-priests, one brother and one lay teacher - who face a total of more than 200 charges over alleged sexual abuse of students in the 1970s and 1980s.

None has pleaded guilty.

Five have been committed for trial.

Charges against the nine men were laid following investigations by detectives attached to Operation Belle and a series of arrests from September 2008.

After leaving St Stanislaus in 1992, Dwyer worked at the main Catholic seminar in Sydney and became a priest with the Armidale parish.

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Lifting the lid on school sex abuse

A DROGHEDA author and poet has lifted the lid on sex abuse by a Christian Brother in St Joseph's national school in the 1960s.

Terry McHugh claims he was the victim of sexual and physical abuse at the
hands of Brother PS O'Riain (Brother Patrick Ryan, now deceased) and has
chronicled his experiences within the lines and pages of his book of poetry
' The Baby's Not Settling'.

Terry says the abuse began when he was 9 years of age and continued until he
left for secondary school in 1965.

'There may be a perception that sexual abuse only happened in boarding schools
or orphanages but it was in day schools too, and here in Drogheda.'

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Band teacher accused of sexual abuse plans to take case to trial

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Band teacher accused of sexual abuse plans to take case to trial

Kerry Hoffmann, the 27-year-old former band teacher from Oakfield-Alabama accused of sexually abusing a student, will take his case to trial, according to his attorney.

"People will be surprised," said his attorney, Thomas D. Calandra. "We will be bringing up issues that will surprise people."

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Ex-schoolteacher jailed over child porn pictures

Ex-schoolteacher jailed over child porn pictures

A FORMER teacher who set up a successful lesson planning website has been sent to prison for 12 months for a child porn offence.

Police recovered 424 computer images of children that Samuel Kinge had deleted.

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Diocese school superintendent is the subject of sex abuse review

Diocese school superintendent is the subject of sex abuse review by DA's office

The superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Scranton, who has taken a leave of absence, is the subject of a sexual abuse allegation under review by the Lackawanna County district attorney's office, District Attorney Andy Jarbola said Monday.

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