“Another Nigger fried. No big deal.”
-- April 16, 2011, Statement by New York City Police Officer Michael Daragjati, boasting of his false arrest of another African-American male.
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Posted: 6:47 pm, May 8, 2012 - updated on: 06:05 am, May 10, 2012
Sociologically Speaking ...!
CARBONDALE, Colo. – A retired sociology professor from Cornell University has been arrested in Colorado on charges of incest and sexual assault on a child. Paul Eugene Breer, 81 (pictured above, center) who lives near Carbondale, was taken into custody Monday by Chaffee County and Eagle County sheriff’s deputies, officials said. He was being held on $100,000 bond in the Eagle County jail. Details of the alleged crime were not released. “Deputies seized several computers and other electronic devices from the house after the arrest,” the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “They will be sent to an independent agency for forensic analysis.” “Authorities have reason to suspect that other persons have been victimized by Breer and are actively attempting to identify them,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
According to his website, Breer is a retired Cornell University sociology professor who has worked as a researcher at Harvard School of Public Health and as a consultant for Dartmouth College Medical School. He has published several novels and non-fiction books, and has composed numerous musical works.
Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 - Updated: Saturday, May 05, 2012 10:55:23 PM PDT
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Prosecutors say an Irvine high school teacher has been charged with texting nude pictures of himself to a 15-year-old female student and arranging a sexual rendezvous with her. Orange County District Attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami says 25-year-old Dominic Witter (pictured below, center) was charged Friday with two felonies and a misdemeanor for attempting inappropriate contact with the child.
Prosecutors say Witter was a teacher at Crean Lutheran High School when he sent the inappropriate texts. Witter is also accused of texting the girl April 5 to arrange to meet at a restaurant before taking her to his house to have sex. Orange County Sheriff's deputies met him at the restaurant and arrested him. He faces a maximum sentence of more than four years in prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration if convicted.
Posted: 05/03/2012 12:41:34 PM PDT - Updated: 05/05/2012 10:03:23 PM PDT
San Jose, CA -- Joseph Jon Reghitto, 32 (pictured left) an assistant principal at San Jose's Leland High School has been arrested on a charge that he had unlawful sexual contact with a minor -- and in an unusual move, two top administrators at the campus have been placed on leave pending an investigation. Late Wednesday, Leland Principal Liz Chamberlin and one other assistant principal, whom Fuqua declined to name, also were placed on leave. Neither is suspected of criminal wrongdoing but both have been removed while the district investigates the alleged assault, Fuqua said. The district, she said, "wants to make sure everything is clear.
Police arrested Reghitto on Wednesday at the Leland campus in Almaden. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail, with bail set at $100,000. San Jose Police spokesman Jose Garcia said the case involves one incident in September. Although police classify it as a sexual assault, that covers a wide range of illegal actions. He would not specify the nature of the alleged sexual contact. As in many cases of alleged sexual assault, Garcia said, police are trying to determine if there are other victims and are seeking witnesses. Reghitto is now on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case, said Karen Fuqua, spokeswoman for the San Jose Unified School District.
The administration is reviewing the whole situation." After the arrest, the district alerted parents through email, Fuqua said, and convened a teacher meeting on Thursday morning. Retired administrator John Shannon, a former principal at Pioneer High School, is helping run Leland High. It is unclear how long Chamberlin and the other assistant principal will be off campus or whether their absence will affect graduation, which is scheduled for May 30.
Reghitto was in his second year as assistant principal of student activities. His duties included overseeing student activities such as rallies and clubs. He is also the adviser for the sophomore class. Previously, he was assistant principal at Hoover Middle School, where he also taught. He came to the district in 2004 as a teacher at Bret Harte Middle School.
The arrest is the second incident in less than two months to rock Leland. In March, nine students were disciplined for reportedly looking at stolen copies of first-semester final exams. One of the students allegedly used a master key to enter classrooms and signed on to computers to obtain the test; he was recommended for expulsion. The other eight students were suspended.
Posted: April 5, 2012 9:57 AM PDT - Updated: April 14, 2012 01:35 PM PDT
MORENO VALLEY, CA (WCJB) — A Moreno Valley Unified School District board member was charged Thursday with 11 felonies, including pandering, pimping and rape by force. Mike Luis Rios, 42 (pictured left) was arrested when Moreno Valley police pulled over his vehicle near his home on Palm Shadows Drive. Rios is charged with six counts of pandering, three counts of pimping and two counts of rape by force or fear.
An investigation by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office shows that Rios tried to get four women and two underage girls to work as prostitutes. He told at least one woman that he was a member of the Moreno Valley school board and asked her if she needed a job, according to police. Another woman answered an Internet advertisement for a job. Authorities said Rios offered the underage girls the use of his home and car if they would work as prostitutes for him. "There was at least one of the underage victims who actually was advertising her services online and he contacted her through that," said Riverside County official John Hall.
Rios also has a second pending criminal case, in which he has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, one count of witness intimidation and other weapons allegations. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in connection to the Feb. 13 shooting in front of his home. According to Sgt. Walter Mendez, Rios told investigators that he had an argument with two men at a nightclub that later followed him home, leading to another altercation. “During the confrontation, Mr. Rios alleged one of the male subjects, brandished a weapon, and fired at him,” Sgt. Mendez said. “The suspects fled the area in a compact vehicle.”
In a follow-up investigation, officers questioned the alleged assailants, whose story contradicted Rios’. Following a second interview with Rios, investigators found enough evidence to arrest him, according to Mendez. A felony settlement conference in that case is scheduled for April 29.
"We have enough on our plates concerning teacher cuts and things like that and money and other things in the district that needs to be fixed. So this is a total shock to me," said Moreno Valley School Board Vice President Cleveland Johnson.
In a statement released Thursday, the school board said it cannot ask Rios to step down because he is an elected official. However, if Rios is convicted of a felony, the board can have him removed. The statement also said the school board is seeking a restraining order against Rios and they also want an emergency policy change that would ban board members from participating in district functions if they are charged with a crime against a minor.
A recall effort is now under way to push him out of office, but either a trial or a recall will take time. The Moreno Valley Democratic Club is pursuing a recall against him. It's news that has parents like Bruce Rodgers calling for Rios to step down. "As of yesterday, last month it should have been done. That's too long to wait," said Rodgers.
Members of the Moreno Valley Unified School Board on Friday went to the Banning jail facility where trustee Mike Rios is being held and asked for his resignation from the board, but he refused. Board president Tracey Vackar said she and vice president Cleveland Johnson decided earlier this week that they would try to meet with Rios and present him with resolutions that the board passed at its Tuesday meeting, including one requesting his resignation. They arrived at the jail without an appointment, Vackar said. “He did meet with us,” she said. “He declined our offer to resign. He said he plans to be at the next board meeting.” Rios is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Rios has said he is innocent and that unidentified people were making up claims to stop him from running for Moreno Valley City Council. He ran unsuccessfully for City Council in 2008. Rios is registered as a Democrat. He was elected to the school board in November 2010.
August 9, 2011
In this Aug. 5, 2011 photo released by the Nassau County Police Department in Garden City, N.Y., New York City English teacher Tara Driscoll is shown. Driscoll, 33. is accused of third-degree rape and criminal sexual act for allegedly having sex with a student who attends the high school where she works. GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (WCJB) - A New York City teacher was accused of having sex with an underage student who attends the Queens high school where she taught. Police say the 33-year-old English teacher had sex with the student at a motel in Long Island last March. They say the victim, who is younger than 17, remained quiet until his mother found out and contacted authorities. The prosecutor indicated they have photo and video evidence which suggests a pornographic video was being shot, reports local media.
Tara Driscoll reportedly surrendered Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges of third-degree rape and performing a criminal sexual act. Driscoll is assigned to the Campus Magnet High School in Queens, NY. A board of education spokeswoman said Driscoll was removed from the classroom in May. Driscoll's bail was set at $5,000.
"God of Guilt!"
August 4, 2011
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been convicted on child sexual assault charges.
Update at 5:57 p.m. ET: The jury deliberated for more than three hours and immediately began sentencing proceedings, AP says.
Prosecutors used DNA evidence to show Jeffs fathered a child with a 15-year-old girl and played an audio recording of what they said was him sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. They also played audio recordings in which Jeffs was heard instructing young women on how to please him sexually.
Media sources say Jeffs stood stone-faced when the verdict was read.
Original post: Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been convicted on child sexual assault charges stemming from a 2008 raid at his Texas compound.
The 55-year-old head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was charged with assaulting two underage girls he had taken as so-called spiritual wives. He faces up to life in prison.
August 4, 2011
Washington, D.C. (WCJB) -- More than 50 members of a child pornography ring who engaged in what authorities describe as "horrific" and "unspeakable" crimes have been arrested for sexually exploiting children from 12 years old to as young as infants. Top federal law enforcement officials say agents busted the global online pornography ring following an intense international investigation that began in 2009. The ring, based in the United States, reached across five continents and 14 countries. Seventy-two members of the online site called Dreamboard have been charged in the United States. Officials said 52 of them have been arrested in the U.S. and abroad. The identities of the remaining 20 are unknown at this time. An additional 10 individuals were arrested abroad on charges from other countries.
"In order to become part of the Dreamboard community, prospective members were required to upload pornography portraying children under 12 years of age or younger," said Attorney General Eric Holder at a Justice Department news conference. "Once given access, the participants had to continually upload images of child sexual abuse in order to maintain membership. The more content they provided, the more content they were allowed to access. Members who created and shared images and videos of themselves molesting children received elevated status and greater access," he said. What particularly horrified investigators were "super-hardcore" posts that involved adults having violent sexual intercourse with "very young kids" who were being subjected to both physical and sexual abuse.
UPDATE: August 5, 2011 4:25 p.m. PDT
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Kingsport police officer Richard Chandler is a named party in the indictments handed down by the U.S. Department of Justice that busts an international child pornography ring named "Dreamboard." According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Bowman of the U.S. District Court in Greeneville, Tenn. Chandler is named in the indictment. Chandler went under the screen name "Almeda" in his activities on the child pornography website. "The Kingsport Police Department was instrumental in helping U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents identify Chandler, "Bowman says. Chandler is in the custody of U.S. Marshals.
UPDATE: August 3 12:01 p.m.
The Federal Government just announced it busted up the largest international criminal network ever organized to sexually exploit children. Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the prosecution just moments ago. Defendants being charged were members of a private members-only online bulletin board entitled "Dreamboard." To be a member participants had to upload images of children being abused.
The U.S. Attorney's Office let media sources know about today's news conference in response to our request for information about former Kingsport police officer Richard Chandler. Chandler resigned from the Kingsport Police Department on July 22 following his arrest by federal authorities. Chandler's arrest is the subject of a sealed federal indictment in Shreveport, La. The connection between Chandler and today's announcement is still not clear.
A local police officer is not longer on the job today because of an investigation about which no one is talking. However, we know that it reaches from Lafayette, La. to Kingsport. Federal officials have been referring media sources to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Louisiana. So far no official statement has been given from them today.
Richard Chandler, 30, of Church Hill, Tenn. had worked as a patrolman with the KPD for two years, and before that worked at the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department as a deputy. A Kingsport city official said that during Chandler's two-years as an officer he had a clean employee record. Documents at the Washington County Tennessee Jail confirm that Chandler was booked on Friday by the U.S. Marshals Service as a federal inmate and is still there today.
We've just learned that the Department of Homeland Security did confiscate a city computer used by Chandler as part of the investigation. Why? We don't know as of yet. Media sources spoke to an official with the F.B.I. and they told us that the Immigration Customs and Enforcement Office is also involved in the case.
Kingsport police officer Richard Chandler resigned from the police department and is in custody of the U.S. Marshals Office, according to Kingsport Police Department spokesman Tim Whaley. Whaley said he worked for two years as a patrolman there. Whaley said his office has been instructed not to comment about Chandler because of the nature of the case. A spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation referred media sources to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office in Louisiana for comment.
July 15, 2011
Ohio - An Ohio school teacher accused of having sex with five students says she was taken advantage of by predatory teenagers. Stacy Schuler, who initially pleaded not guilty to the accusations, backtracked Monday and said she was "not guilty by reason of insanity," media sources reported. Her attorneys explained the surprising turn of events. "Stacy Schuler's defense, from a legal standpoint, is based upon her inability to protect herself from the young men involved in this case," her lawyers said in a press release.
The lawyers said Schuler was "impaired" at the time and those students took advantage of her condition. The attorneys did not explain the impairment. Schuler had received a disciplinary action in November 2007 after two students were in the teacher’s classroom when they were not supposed to be there and were missing other classes, according to her personnel file. At the time of the action, the teacher said the two students needed to work out some personal problems and remained in the teacher’s classroom, according to her file.
Schuler, 32, resigned in February as a gym teacher at Mason High School after an anonymous tip a month earlier triggered an investigation into her relationship with several students. The alleged incidents involved several high school football players. They are believed to have taken place between August and December 2010. Prosecutors hit Schuler with a total of 19 charges: 16 counts of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts involving providing alcohol to minors.
Warren County prosecutors were surprised by the plea change. "For a period of six months what we've heard are outright denials that these events ever happened," prosecutor David Fornshell said, according to local media sources. Schuler is set to go on trial in August. She is presently free on bond and is under house arrest at her parents' home. Authorities also said George Coates, a Mason High School assistant principal who resigned last week, had allegedly sent Schuler text messages involving sexual images. As reported, Coates is not under investigation.
July 1, 2011
NEW YORK -- Kerbet Dixon (pictured left with two females) the father of former UConn women's guard Lorin Dixon and a volunteer assistant with the Murry Bergtraum High School girls basketball team, was arrested Tuesday on charges of rape, criminal sex act and aggravated sex abuse, according to a New York City Police Department spokesperson. The spokesperson added that there were four cases involving individuals of different ages. Dixon, 47, also has another daughter, CeCe Dixon, who is a rising sophomore on the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team.
Dixon, a Queens court officer, was arraigned on three charges Wednesday, and his bail was set at $10,000 bail bond or $10,000 cash, and neither one had been posted yet, according to the central clerk's office. New York media sources first reported the arrest.
Murry Bergtraum head coach Ed Grezinsky said the arrest had nothing to do with his team and did not want to comment specifically about the arrest, but only had positives to say about Dixon, who Grezinsky said has been around the program for the last four years. CeCe Dixon played at Murry Bergtraum for three years. Grezinsky said that Dixon is listed as a volunteer assistant on the Public Schools Athletic League website but does not have a position as a coach. Dixon announces the lineups before the games and helps out with video, if needed, as well as lending moral support, Grezinsky said.
"He's a highly moral guy and he's very good with the kids and he's respected by the whole team," Grezinsky said. "His character is impeccable and I would vouch for him. He has very high standards and he's a good guy and never had any issues. It was only good stuff with the kids and they really liked him. He has the respect of everybody."
Grezinsky later added: "Hopefully everything goes good for him and whatever charges they have against him get dropped. He was a good friend and always fair to us and there for the team when we needed him."
UNM Major: Pimpology!
Friday, Jun 24, 2011 - 1:19 am ET
SANTA FE, New Mexico (WCJB) – A former University of New Mexico president (pictured below, center) was arrested on Thursday for an alleged role in a massive online prostitution scheme run by a New Jersey professor, police said on Thursday. F. Chris Garcia, 71, a former professor of political science, was arrested by Albuquerque police in connection with Southwest Companions, a web site with almost 1,400 members, Albuquerque police chief Ray Schultz said at a press briefing. Investigators learned that Garcia used the online name "Burquepops" and was a "moderator" on the Southwest Companions website, Schultz said. "The true identity of Burquepops is F. Chris Garcia from the University of New Mexico. He had been actively attempting to delete postings in order to remove any information that linked him to the web site," Schultz told reporters.
Garcia's arrest is the second in the investigation. Dr. David Flory, 68 (pictured left) a longtime physics professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J., was arrested Sunday on charges that he operated an online prostitution ring from his Manhattan apartment. When arrested he was surfing the Southwest Companions site on a Starbucks patio in Albuquerque, NM. Flory has a vacation home in Santa Fe and another home in Manhattan. Flory, who Schultz said used the online name "David8" to moderate the Southwest Companions site, was charged with 40 counts of promoting prostitution. "He set this website up so that guys and prostitutes could get together without worrying about law enforcement,” Albuquerque Police Lt. William Roseman told media sources. The site was password-protected and allowed users access to over 200 prostitutes. Flory has taught at Fairleigh Dickinson since 1969. A Fairleigh Dickinson spokeswoman said the school is saddened by the arrest. He posted $100,000 bond on Wednesday and was released from jail, Schultz said.
Garcia, who remains in custody, was identified as part of a group described as the "hunt club", which Schultz said was "a group of male clients that would help procure additional clients from outside of the state and from other websites and bring them into the Southwest Companions group." Charges against Garcia include promoting prostitution, conspiracy, and tampering with evidence, Schultz said. Lawyers for Garcia and Flory were not available for comment on Thursday. According to the University of New Mexico website, Garcia was President of the university from August 2002 to July 2003. He has also served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and Provost. The University issued a statement on Thursday saying they would continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement. "Media reports which state the search warrants were served in connection with the multi-state online prostitution ring are deeply disturbing," university spokeswoman Susan McKinsey said.
Southwest Companions differed from "community services" sites like Craigslist or Backpage, which offer individual postings for everything from furniture to escort ads, because "this one was moderated and organized" for sexual hook-ups, Lt. William Roseman, a special investigations officer with the Albuquerque Police Department, said on Sunday.
The site included a three-tiered hierarchy system, whereby trusted "johns" could move up in status through certain acts with prostitutes, he said. The highest level of access included a rating system for prostitutes, as well as detailed information about prostitution stings, with the names of arresting officers and other operation aspects, Roseman said.
"They thought they could never be infiltrated because of the levels of security they tried to build into it," he said. Schultz said investigations were "ongoing" with many search warrants sealed. Charges of racketeering are expected to be added to the case, with additional charges pending from the district attorney's office, he told reporters on Thursday. Officials are awaiting the results of computer and cell phone forensics by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which could take up to three weeks, police said.
Two years ago, when she was a 19-year-old runaway, she says she became the physical property of a California gang, where prostitutes, many of them under age, are often branded with tattoos bearing gang insignias or their pimps' name. Lt. Valencia Saadat with the Oceanside, California Police Department says law enforcement is beginning to look at prostitutes as potential victims of sex trafficking. Three warring gang factions in Oceanside laid down their weapons to form what investigators say is a profitable business enterprise to traffic and prostitute women and girls throughout California.
Fri Jun 17, 2011 - 3:11 pm ET
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LITCHFIELD, Conn. – A former dean at an exclusive Connecticut boarding school was sentenced Friday to 9 1/2 years in prison for sexually abusing four students, after one of the victims and relatives of others testified about how their lives were turned upside down by the crimes. Robert Reinhardt, 46, former dean of The Gunnery school in Washington, Conn., was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom as members of the audience cried and hugged. Reinhardt had apologized before Litchfield Superior Court Judge Charles Gill sentenced him, but it was unspecific and was taken as insincere by the prosecutor and some in the crowd. Reinhardt only said, "I'm sorry for all the events that have occurred."
In April, Reinhardt (pictured left) pleaded to three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of risk of injury to a minor under the Alford doctrine, in which defendants dispute the allegations but admit there's enough evidence to be convicted. After prison, Reinhardt, of Telford, Pa., will be on probation for 30 years and must register as a sex offender for 10 years. He will also be barred from having unsupervised contact with children and from working where children are present.
One of the victims testified that he was 16 years old when he began a secret two-year relationship with Reinhardt around 2002. He said he was one of the vulnerable youths Reinhardt preyed upon. At the time his mother was dying of cancer. The man, who is gay, said Reinhardt threatened to tell others about his sexuality and warned that his grades would suffer if he told anyone about the relationship. The victim's name wasn't disclosed, and Corrupt Justice™ does not identify sexual assault victims in most cases. "He's taken so much youth, passion and life from so many," the man said. "I'm a changed man because of this, and not for the better." He then glared at Reinhardt, who continued looking straight ahead at the judge.
Reinhardt resigned from the school in June 2009 after the allegations surfaced and was arrested two months later. He had been on the faculty since 1996 and was named dean in 2006. Authorities said the assaults occurred mostly at Reinhardt's on-campus apartment and included various sex acts, but not forcible rape.
A mother of another victim testified that her son endured death threats and other nasty online messages as word of his allegations made the rounds. Reinhardt was a popular figure at the 161-year-old school in the western Connecticut hills where tuition is $40,000 a year. The mother said friends and faculty distanced themselves from her son and blamed him for what they thought were untrue charges. She also said that during the investigation, her son had to look at police photographs of "trophies" found in Reinhardt's on-campus apartment, including 18 pairs of boy's underwear. "I've seen a personality change in my son," she said before starting to cry. "He may say he's happy or he's sad, but I think for the last two years, he's been in a state of numbness."
Other victims have told officials that the abuse left them with psychological problems, including suicidal thoughts, traumatic memories and the inability to trust others. A lawyer for three of the four victims, said one of her clients attempted suicide last spring. She called Reinhardt a "polished and practiced sexual predator" who should never be allowed around children again.
Another lawyer for the fourth victim, said Reinhardt molested his client more than 70 times during visits to Reinhardt's apartment three to four times a week. Reardon said the victims in the case are upset that Reinhardt hasn't confessed. His client has dropped out of high school and continues to undergo counseling. "My client has permanent scars. My client will never recover from what he has been put through," he said.
Gill told Reinhardt's victims that they didn't do anything wrong. "There's nothing I can do to undo the harm to everyone," Gill said. Three of the victims have lawsuits pending against Reinhardt and the school. Senior Assistant State's Attorney Terri Sonnemann said that while she wanted to see a longer prison sentence for Reinhardt, she was glad the victims didn't have to testify at a trial. "Four young men can now move forward," she said. "There is hope. There has to be."
Children & Porn@School!
June 16, 2011
An assistant principal at a Fauquier County elementary school was arrested Wednesday and charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, federal prosecutors said. Joshua Myers, 29 (pictured left) who works at Greenville Elementary School in Nokesville, chatted online with an undercover officer and gave the officer a password to folders on his computer that contained child p ornography, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. The officer used the password to download seven videos, including some that show children engaged in sexual contact with adults and other children, court papers say.
During an April 14 online chat with the undercover officer, Myers said that he had traveled to California to have sex with a child and had “engaged in sexual contact with children ranging in age from nine years of age to fourteen years of age,” the court documents say. Myers has not been charged with sexually abusing children.
Fauquier school officials could not be reached for comment.
According to a biography on the Fauquier schools Web site, Myers started in the school system in 2004 as a first-grade teacher at Thompson Elementary. He was appointed as Greenville’s assistant principal in 2008 and also supervised the county’s elementary program for students with emotional disabilities. According to the biography, Myers was a 2008 nominee for the The Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Awards, given to teachers. Myers was selected to become principal at Brumfield Elementary beginning July 1, according to the biography.
According to court papers, FBI agents from the Child Exploitation Task Force and the Warrenton police department searched Myers’s Fauquier home and car Wednesday and found a thumb drive, which Myers told authorities contained child pornography files. The documents say Myers also told agents that he had similar files on his laptop at school. Myers also said he was the person who had chatted online with the undercover officer, the documents say. Joshua Myers made his first appearance in federal court Thursday where he was ordered held without bond until a detention hearing scheduled for Friday.
4th Grade Porn!
June 16, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A fourth-grade teacher in Alexandria arrested two months ago for receipt of child pornography has now been indicted for producing images as well. The indictment Thursday of 35-year-old Justin Coleman (pictured left) of Falls Church, a teacher at John Adams Elementary, comes just a day after an assistant principal in Fauquier County, Joshua Myers, was charged in federal court on child pornography charges. In the last two months, five teachers in Prince William County schools have been charged with having sexual relations with students.
In Coleman's case, U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said Coleman caused two girls, who were unaware at the time, to engage in sexually explicit conduct. He also allegedly altered existing child pornographic images to depict former students from Japan and Alexandria as engaging in sexual conduct.
June 2, 2011
In Alabama, a teacher charged with sexually abusing three students pled guilty to two counts and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Amy Caudle (pictured left) will serve three years, with credit for time already served and will have 12 years of supervised probation. District judge Trippy McGuire also ruled that she resign from her job at Andalusia Middle School, surrender her teaching certificate and sign on to the sex offenders register.
Chief assistant district attorney Grace Jeter had told the court that between November 2010 and February 2011 that Caudle performed oral sex on two pupils in her car. The accusations came to light when Caudle had a ‘slip of the tongue’ when talking to a former school system employee.
Amy Caudle, a 31-year-old special education teacher at Andalusia Middle School, was arrested and charged with rape and sodomy. Caudle faced 2 counts of second-degree rape and 3 counts of second-degree sodomy following allegations of misconduct.
"Yo Quiero Taco Bell"!
June 2, 2011
In South Carolina, a 23-year-old Spanish teacher resigned from her job on Tuesday after she was charged with sexual battery with a student. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said his office received a complaint about an inappropriate relationship between a 16-year-old Boiling Springs high school student and teacher Abby McElhenny (pictured left). He said the relationship came to light when the student’s parents discovered that he was lying about spending the night at a friend’s house.
When they checked his phone they found 391 text messages to an unknown number over a five day period.
When a friend called the phone pretending to be a salesman, they discovered that he had been having an affair with his teacher.
The Spanish teacher had worked as a Spanish teacher at the school for two years and was also the varsity swimming coach.
The teachers joins a long line of female sex predators operating in U.S. schools.
March 17, 2011
A former teacher at Garfield High School pleaded guilty on Thursday to accusations that she had sex with a 17-year-old student in 2010. Taryn M. Fairbanks, 34 (pictured left) now faces six months to a year in jail after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor, a felony. "I abused my supervisory position as a teacher in order to engage in sexual intercourse with A.B.," Fairbanks wrote in court documents, using the teen's initials. She will be sentenced April 8.
As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend that she serve six months with King County work release and that 30 days of confinement be converted to 240 hours of community service. She will give up her teaching license, register as a sex offender and undergo treatment. She will also be prohibited from holding positions of authority over minors.
Fairbanks, who also was known as Taryn Stermer, taught English and was the adviser to the student newspaper at Garfield from September 2006 to June 2010. She moved to Las Vegas in July 2010. Earlier, she taught in the Kent and Renton school districts.
Seattle police got an anonymous tip in late June 2010 about Fairbanks' having a sexual relationship with a former student, who was 19, and the 17-year-old. The 17-year-old told police that Fairbanks came to his home when he was having a party and that she performed oral sex on him in guest bedroom, according to court documents.
She later admitted the sexual conduct to police, saying that she was having a relapse with a drinking problem at the time. As part of her sentence, she must also obtain a substance-abuse evaluation. She is not currently in custody.
Mom's Home Video!
March 21, 2011
(WCJB) -- A woman convicted of sexually abusing her 2-year-old daughter and streaming the acts over the Internet to a teenager in the United Kingdom was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Thirty-three year-old Julie Carr was also convicted of producing child pornography and gross sexual assault and exploitation of a minor.
"When I see child-pornography, I ask myself: Where are the parents? Where are the people who are supposed to be protecting the child?," U.S. District Court Judge John Woodcock said, according to the court transcript. "Well, Ms. Carr, in your case, we know where the mother was."
"I have always thought that possession is bad enough, but production is another level of true evil," Woodcock said. "Unequivocally, yours is the worst case I've ever seen."
The acts took place in June 2009 when Carr used a webcam to deliver four live videos of herself performing oral sex on her youngest daughter, according to the documents. The videos were sent to Nicholas Wilde, then 19, in West Midlands, England, after meeting on an Internet dating site.
They exchanged messages for approximately 10 hours over the month in which the crime occurred, according to the documents. The videos were later discovered by British police after searching Wilde's home in relation to a separate child-pornography case. Police collaborated with American authorities to then identify and locate Carr, the documents said.
Wilde was sentenced last year in England to nearly five years in prison for possessing child-pornography and inciting the sexual abuse of a child, according to West-Midlands police spokeswoman Hazel Steer. Wilde, who claimed to suffer from Asperger's syndrome -- a form of autism -- was ordered to sign the sexual offenders register and is banned from working with children for life.
"I want to say that I am sorry," she told the court. "I never meant to hurt anyone in my family, and I have regretted it ever since."
Meanwhile, Carr's four children have been removed from her custody, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Lowell. Once released, Carr will receive a mandatory 10 years of supervision where along with checks for drugs and alcohol, her computer and Internet use will be monitored, the documents said. She will also be registered as a sex offender.
March 7, 2011, 2011
Ogden, Utah • Assistant swim coach Jamie Jo Waite was arrested on suspicion of rape of a minor and sodomy involving a minor. It is alleged that the relationship began in November of last year and continued through February. After a November swim meet, Waite told the 17-year-old senior and a junior student that she could buy them alcohol, according to testimony in 2nd District Court on Monday. The former Ben Lomond High School swimmer says the sexual relationship he had with an assistant swim coach started with alcohol and a dare. After a night of drinking vodka with Waite, the junior dared the older boy to follow Waite into the bathroom, according to testimony. “I bet you won’t go and do something,” the senior recalled the junior as saying. “I said, ‘OK. I will.’ ”
The senior said it was the first of more than a dozen times he would have sex with the assistant coach. After hearing about 90 minutes of testimony, 2nd District Judge Scott Hadley ordered the 35-year-old Waite to stand trial on four counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. A trial is set for December.
Waite was arrested in March after a friend tipped off police to the alleged relationship. The friend said Waite was afraid she might be pregnant with the student’s baby and was possibly targeting a younger student, prosecutors said.
The alleged victim said Waite would pick him up from school during the day and take him to her Ogden apartment. There, he often drank alcohol and occasionally smoked marijuana, he said in court. Waite had worked as an unpaid, volunteer assistant swim coach at Ben Lomond for more than four years. The boy said he had known Waite since he was a sophomore.
Outside the courtroom, Waite’s attorney questioned the integrity of her accuser. The boy originally told police he had slept with the woman four times to “minimize it.” “I think this kid is riding the wave of bragging about having sex with an older female,” the attorney said. “This is the kind of charge where you’re basically guilty until proven innocent.”
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