Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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Friday, May 14, 2010
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
The alleged victim and her family have filed a lawsuit against the teacher and the school principal and three assistant principals.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Matthew Brian Berresford
Originally published March 18, 2010
By Kate Leckie
Former kindergarten teacher faces charges of sex abuse
Bill Baisey Kia
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
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.
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
Friday, March 05, 2010
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Friday, February 05, 2010
Thursday, February 04, 2010
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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.
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.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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.
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.
Monday, January 18, 2010
The accusation was not proven and therefore not included in the teacher's personnel file, according to the school system.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
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.
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.