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3.04 New Hope Christian Center/ Eugene,OR/ 3.04/ KVAL in Eugene, OR reported that New Hope Christian Center and it's pastor in Veneta are working with authorities on a sex abuse case allegedly involving former associate pastor, Charles Fenwick and a 14 year old girl who is now 19. The girl reported that the relationship lasted for 2 years. The pastor of New Hope Christian Church publically spoke of his and the church's support of the victim and her family. Fenwick was also a worship leader or music leader at Camp Corley in Drain where youth members of the New Hope Christian Center attended. SOURCE: http://www2.kval.com/x30530.xml?ParentPageID=x2649&ContentID=x44330&Layout=kval.xsl&AdGroupID=x30530
3.04Calvary Baptist Church/ Helena,MT/ 3.04 Helena Independent Record reported that the Calvary Baptist Church and its minister, Sam Hughes have been named in a civil lawsuit claiming that they are responsible, in part, for the molestation of two young members of the congregation by the Hughes' 14-year-old son last year. SOURCE: http://www.helenair.com/articles/2004/03/04/helena/a07030404_02.txt
2.04/ CHURCH sells land to cover $21M suit: http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-sa-nor.churchland2feb27,0,145205.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines
2.04/ Providence,RI: Sex abuse cost diocese $16.3 million and counting http://www.projo.com/news/content/projo_20040227_abuse27.2868d3.html
2.04/ Illinois Catholic Diocese of Springfield has agreed to pay $3 million settlement to 28 victims of sexual about during their childhood by priest in its Diocese. Each victim will receive different amounts based on the type of abuse, which took place in the 1970s and 1980s.
2.04/ LAFAYETTE, La. -- Lafayette Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael Jarrell reported that 15 diocese priests abused or molested 123 children between 1950 and 2002.The diocese and its insurers paid about $26 million in claims filed by the victims.
1.04/ PISMO BEACH, Calif. - The Diocese of Monterey has which includes San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Fresno counties, has agreed to pay $760,000 to settle claims that Rev. Michael McDonald committed sexual abuses between 1964 and 1966, the statement said. McDonald died in 1971. Source:http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/7812773.htm
Alabama Baptist preacher enters guilty pleas -Walker County, Alabama- The Daily Mountain Eagle reported Aug. 02. 02 that John Anderson, a former Carbon Hill First Baptist preacher charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse of juveniles under the age of 12, pleaded guilty to all charges in a Walker County court. Earlier the same day Anderson also entered a "best interest" guilty plea in another court on charges stemming from that area. During his tenure as a minister, he had also reportedly been a pulpit preacher at Southside Baptist in Russellville, Natural Bridge Baptist, West Blocton Baptist, Hartselle Baptist and other churches in Mississippi.
Episcopal priest settles: Reuters/Boston Globe reported that an Episcopal priest agreed to pay $575,000 in damages to the mother of 5, for luring her into an extramarital affair while counseling her.
Alabama Baptist makes secret settlement: The Mobile Register reported in 1993 that a secret settlement was reached just before a civil suit went to jury against Moffett Road Baptist Church minister Henry Hobson for sexually abusing a 14 year-old girl. He resigned in April 1991 after a suicide attempt when the girl confided in the youth pastor about him. Attorney Robert Cunningham, Jr. told jurors that many church members shunned the 9th grader, blaming her.
Diocese announces settlement: Peoria, Ill.- The Diocese of Peoria settled in the civil lawsuit involving a former pastor accused of sexually abusing minors. Terms of the settlement were not released. The suit sought $1 million in punitive damages and an additional $50,000 for each of the 13 alleged victims.
Archdiocese could be liable: Salem, Oregon- — The Archdiocese of Portland could be liable for damages for alleged child sex abuse by a former priest, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled, and made the much the same ruling in a case involving the Boy Scouts of America. . The Supreme Court didn't rule that the Roman Catholic Church or the Boy Scouts are financially liable, but said there are sufficient grounds to return the cases to the circuit courts to decide that. The unanimous ruling went beyond the well-established legal standard that employers are liable for damages caused by workers "acting within the scope of employment." The lawsuits were brought by two men who seek a total of more than $30 million for abuse they say they suffered as long as 30 years ago. The high court reversed lower courts, which had dismissed the cases. The cases now return to the lower courts for further proceedings.
Mother and son charged with falsely accusing church in sexual abuse case: Boston- A mother, her son and another man have been charged with trying to bilk the Archdiocese of Boston out of $850,000 by claiming sexual abuse against a priest. The three were indicted on conspiracy and attempted larceny charges. The trio claimed that a priest sexually abused the two men when they were children, said the State Attorney General. In 1998, they allegedly sought $850,000 from the archdiocese.
Former priest can be sued by husband of victim: Frankfort, Kentucky— A former priest who admitted to an affair with a woman he was counseling can be sued by her husband, the state Court of Appeals ruled. A three-judge panel reinstated a lawsuit against the onetime parish priest.
Woman suing former pastor: Dubuque, Iowa- a woman is suing her former pastor and the Baptist church for which he worked. The pastor is accused of having exploited the woman in order to have a sexual relationship when she came to him for counseling. He is also alleged to have encouraged her to divorce her husband and to not tell anyone about the relationship. He resigned several months prior to being arrested on charges of sexual exploitation by a counselor.
Anglican church sued: The Anglican Church has been sued over a choirmaster's sexual assaults on choirboys. The choirmaster is serving a 6-1/2 year sentence for abusing boys. Now 17 plaintiffs are suing, claiming damages, plus interest & costs. The suit in part claims church officials were aware of the choirmaster’s misconduct & held at least 5 meetings over a 6- year period to discuss them, yet took no action to protect boys.
Church of Christ settles: The Rocky Mountain News reported that a Church of Christ church and & its former 59 year-old minister agreed to pay $300,000 to a man whom the former minister sexually assaulted during family counseling sessions. Earlier, a boy, now 17, was awarded $450,000 by a jury for similar charges. The minister has not been criminally charged.
Civil suit filed against Methodist church: The News and Observer reported that a family in Dare County sued a Methodist minister for abusing their daughter, 11, as well as the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, a bishop and a reverend for knowing of his history of sexual misconduct but doing nothing about it.
Woman sues Presbyterian Church for negligence: The Tulsa Tribune reported that one of several girls who said a Presbyterian minister molested her is suing the church for failing to check his background before hiring him. Allegations of sexual crimes were made at his former position in Kansas. Charges allege that he molested the church girls, ages 4 to 14. The church posted his bond.
Lutheran church settles: The Redwood City Tribune reported that a local Lutheran church made a secret settlement to a victim of the church’s youth counselor. The counselor was convicted in 1990 of 27 counts of sex crimes against 4 boys and a girl, including oral sex, rape and pornography. He is serving a 4-year prison sentence.
$10 million sought from Baptist: The Birmingham News reported in 1992 that five civil lawsuits asking for $10 million in damages were filed against the Southern Baptist Convention for sexual assaults by convicted minister Donald McCary, of Chattanooga, who was sentenced to 72 years in prison for assaulting 5 boys. James Guenther, general counselor for the SBC in Nashville, shrugged off the suits: "We've probably had a dozen of these cases where a plaintiff has undertaken to show that SBC controls a minister." McCary's twin brother is also in prison for abusing children; their older brother is on parole for similar charges.
It Can Happen in ANY Church….
3.04 Hartford,CT: Superior Court Ruling Leaves Norwich Diocese Potentially Liable: A Superior Court judge has refused to release the Norwich Diocese and its former bishop, Daniel P. Reilly, from potential liability for alleged sexual abuse by a priest, in a strongly worded ruling that could represent a legal sea change in how such cases are handled. SOURCE: http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-priestsuit0310.artmar10,1,4706193.story?coll=hc-headlines-local
2.04/ After a yearlong survey, researchers hired by the Roman Catholic Church reported that since 1950, 11,000 children were sexually abused by priest. The majority were between 11 and 14 years of age and 81% were boys. SOURCE: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/religion/8063562.htm
2/04 Nearly 4,500 Roman Catholic priests have been accused of sexually abusing a total of 11,000 children in the United States between 1950 and 2002, CNN reported, citing a draft of a study scheduled for release at the end of the month by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops http://www.tribnet.com/news/story/4752196p-4698846c.html
Joyce Meyer Ministry Employs Convicted Child Molester: 12.03
12/03 Indiana: The Catholic Diocese of Fort-Worth-South Bend Indiana reported that sixteen priests in northern Indiana have sexually abused 33 children during the past half-century and has cost the church $1.36 million. The Diocese released an internal report in response to the Catholic Church's nationwide clergy scandal, said its 53-year inventory reflects no current wrongdoing. Source: http://www.indystar.com/articles/1/101557-6941-009.html
12/03Florida: Friendship Missionary Baptist church in Fort Pierce, Florida voted December 15, 2003 to retain its pastor, Kenneth Johnson, even though he was convicted in December 2002 of having sexual activity with a minor and sentenced about a year ago to 15 years in prison for having sex with a minor. He is free on a $100,000 appeal bond and continues to preach at church. Source: http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/trib_local_news/article/0,1651,TCP_1107_2510157,00.html12/03
MINNEAPOLIS --Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said priests in that diocese abused 69 children in 50 years. That brings the number of acknowledged Minnesota church abuse cases to 208. The Archdiocese of St. Paul voluntarily released the information it submitted to a study mandated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Source: http://miva.sctimes.com/miva/cgi-bin/miva? CMN/Local/read_archive.mv+3+5+11
12.03 ARIZONA The abuse scandal in the Catholic Church comes to a head for the Phoenix Diocese as the bishop signs an unprecedented immunity deal that spares him indictment on obstruction charges for protecting priests accused of child molestation. Bishop Thomas O'Brien resigns shortly after the deal is announced when he is arrested in an unrelated fatal hit-and-run. His trial is scheduled for January.
10..03 Minnesota / www.kstp.com reported that the Winona Catholic Diocese confirmed 33 allegations of abuse against 13 priests. It reports to have paid out $3.7 Million dollars for settlements and $900 in counseling costs. The St.Cloud Diocese confirmed 49 alleged sexual abuse claims against 29 priests. It reportedly paid out more than $110,000 in settlements and nearly $70, 000 in counseling
Convicted sex offender drove church bus: The Arizona Republic reported that a man convicted of molesting a 5 year-old girl in Colorado, worked as a volunteer at a Phoenix Baptist church. The man drove the church bus and volunteered at youth events. His criminal history was discovered after he was arrested for molesting 5 girls in Phoenix.
Convicted molester found recruiting boys: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported in 1992 that John B. Shallenberger, 74, a convicted child molester barred in Pennsylvania from recruiting choirboys to tour in Europe was found operating out of Morgantown, WV. Shallenberger was convicted in 1985 of indecent assault, indecent exposure and corrupting the morals of a Dutch choirboy, 11. He was convicted in 1961 and 1975 on similar charges. In 1990, a judge ordered him to reveal his criminal record while recruiting boys and to pay a $5,000 fine for violating a 1978 agreement with the Bureau of Consumer Protection to reveal his background. He has not paid the fine or signed the petition. His July in Paris tour was handled through the Children's Choir Federation.
Lutheran youth counselor accused: The Arizona Republic reported that a Lutheran youth counselor has been accused of ordering a 12 year-old boy into the choir loft at the church and molested him. Sunday-school teacher/leader of 5,000 member church confesses: The National & International Religion Reported in 1992 that a 77 year-old prominent Sunday-school teacher and leader of a 5,000 member First Evangelical Free Church admitted he was stepping down because of "molestation perpetrated by me in the past upon young girls within & outside this congregation." Baptist pastor sentenced: San Luis Obispo Telegram Tribune reported that a Springville pastor was sentenced to 18 years in prison for molesting a relative for 2 ½ years.
Senior pastor of 12, 000 member church charged: A $12 million, racially diverse 7,700-seat church with a TV program, social services, and once praised by former President Bush as one of his “1,000 Points of Light” lost half of its 12,000 members following revelations that its minister had an adulterous affair. Other church employees or members have stepped forward to say they had affairs with the bishop's brother and his nephews. Unitarian minister convicted: Worcester Telegram & Gazette- A 56 year-old Northboro Unitarian minister was convicted on 6 of 23 charges of sexual assault involving a Tibetan woman who testified he sexually abused her as a teenager after offering to sponsor her education in this country.
Baptist evangelizers accused of preying on low-income kids- The Detroit Free Press reported that several men from a rural Baptist church known for its aggressive evangelizing of children are suspected of molesting as many as 22 boys & girls. The associate pastor, volunteer bus driver & a third church member are believed to have fondled some & raped others, ranging in age from 3 to 10, on church buses & property.
Baptist deacon accused on Internet sex crimes: Tampa, Florida— A 41 year-old church deacon accused of Internet sex crime against a teen-age girl and sexual extortion charges for allegedly terrorizing 5 other high school and college students.
Methodist minister charged with receiving child pornography: Tampa, Florida- A pastor of a United Methodist church has been arrested and charged with receiving child pornography after federal agents searched his church-owned home and found at least one homemade videotape showing a child being molested. More than 200 videotapes and 15,000 computer files were seized from his home. At least one home videotape showed a young child being molested. The computer files also contain child and adult pornography. Dave Brazelton, a United Methodist official, stripped the pastor of his church credentials and accepted his resignation.
Air Force chaplain charged: St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that deputies raided the home of a Veterans Administration chaplain seizing 500 videotapes, movie equipment and restraints following a tip that he produced pornographic movies with young girls. The Baptist minister had recently received the highest recognition awarded a VA chaplain, "the Award for Excellence in Chaplain Service".
Highest-ranking U.S. Episcopal priest resigns: Chicago Tribune reported in 1992 that Rev. Wallace A. Frey, who was the highest-ranking U.S. Episcopal priest, who ironically headed a national committee examining the church's position on sexuality, resigned following charges he sexually abused young men in his congregation. A church official said he had been involved in "sexual misconduct over a lengthy period with some male, young adults & a teenager under his pastoral care.”
Salvation Army choir director charged: Detroit, Michigan- A Salvation Army choir director, has been charged in 5 separate cases of sexual abuse involving 8 boys. One case dates back more than 8 years.
Church co-founder found guilty: Waldorf, Virginia- A minister and one of co-founders of the Gathering Place church in Waldorf was sentenced to 10 concurrent years, all but 18 months of which was suspended, for the repeated sexual abuse of his 12-year-old
Buddhist priest pleads no contest: Lihue, Hawaii- A 53 year-old self-proclaimed Buddhist priest pleaded no contest to 20 counts of sexual assault involving a young girl. The priest had been charged with 551 counts of sexual assault against the girl. The extra counts were dropped under a plea agreement with prosecutors
Church for the Deaf minister molested 400: The Register-Guard reported that a Church for the Deaf minister was sentenced to 2 years for violating probation in 2 felony convictions of 1st degree sexual abuse of boys. Officials believe an estimate that he molested 400 boys may be low. The prosecutor, "His whole life has revolved around this his ministry, his choice of careers to put himself in contact with potential victims."
Assembly of God church volunteer charged: The Daily Courier reported that a 41-year-old church volunteer was arrested for sodomy and taking pornographic pictures of young girls under 12 from the church where he was a youth volunteer. He told detectives his pictures were art.
Methodist accused of coving up molestation: The Rapid City Journal reported that no charges were brought when youngsters in Piedmont told police & social services they were molested in 1983 by Rev. Wally Walton at Piedmont Grace United Methodist Church. After a 2-year sabbatical, Walton became pastor at Grace United Methodist in Pierre, where he has been charged with sex offenses against children. The Methodist hierarchy decided he was "not a danger to anyone", permitted him to give sermons during his 2-year break, & "felt he should be given another chance", said Rev. Dick Fisher, formerly Westem Dist. superintendent of the Methodist Church in Rapid City. "We had two concerns at the time: to protect the people & save a person for the ministry.
Baptist minister-brothers convicted of molesting: The Birmingham News reported in 1992 that Baptist youth minister Don McCary, 48, was sentenced to 72 years of prison for molesting 4 boys at his church in Chattanooga, Tenn. His twin brother Ron McCary, a Christian comedian and pastor, is in prison after committing aggravated rape on a boy, 6. Their older brother Richard McCary spent 2 years in the California prisons in the 1980s after conviction on 6 charges of child molestation. Don McCary had been youth/choir director for 15 years at Central Baptist Church of Hixson, Tenn. He recorded lewd conversations with young boys and gave copies to his brother Ron in jail. Pentecostal preacher convicted: A New Brunswick Pentecostal preacher was convicted of touching, fondling and sodomizing a young girl for 10 years, beginning when she was 7. The assaults took place at his home and church Sunday school. His loyal congregation packed the courtroom during his trial and had to be warned not to repeat their angry outburst. Followers shook the convict's hand and said they were sticking by him. The minister’s congregation jeered the victim, now 20.
Anglican priest suspended: A minister was suspended with pay from St. George's Anglican Church after being charged with rape & assault of a girl under 14. The assaults were alleged to have occurred between 1975-1984.
Church of Christ youth minister charged: The Indianapolis Star reported that a Church of Christ youth minister was charged with 21 counts of child molestation for molesting a young boy for a year.
United Brethren youth pastor convicted: Fort Wayne, Indiana- INDIANA- The Journal Gazette reported that a youth pastor from Good Shepherd United Brethren Church in Huntington to stand trial for child molesting in just over two years has been convicted in circuit court.
Church basketball coach accused: Manhattan- District Attorney Robert Morgenthau opened a child sex-abuse hotline as part of an investigation into allegations against a Riverside Church basketball director. For 41 years the basketball director built one of the nation's top amateur hoops teams. He has denied the allegations to Riverside
Convicted ex-priest now Protestant minister: The Kansas City Star reported that a former Roman Catholic priest who went to prison in Kansas for molesting a teen-age boy is now a Protestant minister in Rapid City, S.D., and is not registered as a sex offender there, as required by law. The 47 year-old reverend admitted molesting a 15-year-old boy about 20 times in the late 1980s while a pastor a catholic church. The district judge in the case said the man was a pedophile and ordered him to have no contact with teen-age boys -- a restriction the judge later lifted.
Rabbi accused of groping- The Associated Press reported that an Oklahoma City Rabbi was arrested for allegedly groping two girls and two young women at a Jewish day school. The case has divided a Jewish community that numbers less than 3,000 people in a metro area of more than a million, a place where the Baptist religion predominates.
Director of Baptist missions convicted: Little Rock Arkansas- The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that a 49 year-old minister admitted he resigned as director of missions for the Central Baptist Association in Benton after two people there found child pornography on a computer he used, and confronted him about it. He is the son of a preacher and the brother of two preachers. He had earlier spent 16 years as a pastor and taught high school for 3 years. Although the minister’s counselor, a friend who is also a pastor, his wife and the investigating FBI agent testified on his behalf, the judge ordered the minister to serve 27 months in prison.
Church choir volunteer charged: Los Angeles, California- LOS ANGELES - A 35 year-old man was been charged with 9 felony counts of child molestation for allegedly abusing 3 children he met as a volunteer church youth choir assistant. He was also charged with one count of possessing child pornography. The man had been a registered sex offender since a 1998 conviction for having child pornography. In addition to working in the choir, police said, the man spent several years working with young people as a bandleader and a youth hockey coach in the LA area. He was arrested after a church pastor brought to detectives a young man who allegedly was sexually abused by him.
Deacon charged: Oakland, California – The Connecticut Post reported that a 39 year-old deacon at an East Oakland church has been charged with molesting a 15-year-old Bible class student, and investigators suspect there might be additional victims. The deacon, who works for the federal government, was charged with sexual battery of a medically incapacitated victim and lewd acts with a child 14 or 15 by someone 10 years older.
Youth minister ordered to stand trial: Santa Rosa California – The Press-Democrat reported that a 56 year-old former youth minister was ordered to stand trial on charges of sexual misconduct with two teen-age girls two decades ago
Music director pleas no contest: Naples, Florida – The Daily News reported that a former music director at an Evangelist church pleaded no contest to 18 counts of possession of child pornography, 18 counts of promoting sexual conduct by a child, two counts of committing a lewd act on a child and one count of lewd behavior in the presence of a child, all felonies, and two misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor stemming from his involvement in with two 15-year-old boys from the church. He had pleaded innocent to all charges against him. The man was sentenced to 30 years in state prison, with 15 of those suspended pending his successful completion of 15 years of sex offender probation after release.
Youth worker charged: Salem, Massachusetts – The Globe reported that a 29 year old youth leader, YMCA camp coordinator, volunteer Boy Scout worker and part-time youth minister at another church, who allegedly kept meticulous records of his abuse (nearly 1,000 observations) noting everything from his victims' physical attributes to where he molested them was indicted on 131 charges involving 29 boys, ranging from child rape to disseminating child pornography.
Church volunteer: Portland, Oregon- KOIN reported that a 49 year-old man has been accused of molesting as many as 78 children over several years. Because of statute of limitation violations, the district attorney is not seeking prosecution on most of the cases. The suspect contacted many of his alleged victims through his volunteer work with the Seventh–day
Adventist Church in Portland, Gaston, OR, and Walla Walla, WA, investigators say.
Mennonite Church volunteer faces multiple charges: Allantown, Pennsylvania- The Morning Call reported that the sexual abuse case against a 39 year-old youth church counselor escalated when police charged him with sex crimes against 12 more boys. Investigators say that the man, who volunteered as youth counselor at a Mennonite church in Richland Township, was able to appeal to the boys by taking interest in their church activities, such as softball and baseball games. He also worked as a janitor at another church and as a counselor at summer church camps. If convicted, he could face up to 368 years in prison and $640,000 in fines.
Bible school teacher face shocking charges: Waukesha, Wisconsin- – The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that a 67 year-old former Bible school teacher and Army colonel is charged with offering to set up child molesters with children he befriended at a summer camp. He is accused of answering ads in a child pornography magazine shortly before he was sent to prison in 1994 for molesting two young girls. The magazine was part of a national sting operation by the US Postal Service to find child pornography traffickers
Pastor sentenced: Milwaukee, Wis.- Dr. Matthew Tyler, pastor and college professor who molested young boys for more than two decades was sentenced to 7 years in prison. Tyler was linked to numerous sexual assaults in 4 states dating back to the late 1970s.
Anderson, John/ -Walker County, Alabama/ 08.02.02/ The Daily Mountain Eagle reported that John Anderson, a former Carbon Hill First Baptist preacher charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse of juveniles under the age of 12, pleaded guilty to all charges in a Walker County court. Earlier the same day Anderson also entered a "best interest" guilty plea in another court on charges stemming from that area. During his tenure as a minister, he had also reportedly been a pulpit preacher at Southside Baptist in Russellville, Natural Bridge Baptist, West Blocton Baptist, Hartselle Baptist and other churches in Mississippi.
Bendillo, Nicholas Paul, 74/Mobile, Alabama/1.04/Catholic Brother and teacher/A lawsuit alleging sexual abuse involving Nicholas Paul Bendillo, Also know as “Brother Vic,” a former teacher at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School has been settled. Parties in the suit resolved the case for an undisclosed sum in favor of the plaintiffs. The suit named the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile and Brothers of the Sacred Heart as defendants, along with Brother Nicholas Paul Bendillo. The first of a series of criminal cases against Bendillo is scheduled to go to trial before Presiding Circuit Judge Robert Kendall on Feb. 4. Bendillo faces five accusers and 10 charges, including second-degree sex abuse and enticing a child for immoral purposes. SOURCE:http://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040107/APN/401070546
UPDATE 2.05.04 - Bendillo was convicted of molesting a 14-year-old student in 1991.
He could get up to six years in prison on the charges of sexual abuse and enticing a child. Sentencing is scheduled for March 10, 2004. SOURCE: http://www.9news.com/storyfull.aspx?storyid=24033
Bennefield, Robert Dwayne, 32/ Oregon/ Former pastor at the Lighthouse Christian Center/Pleaded guilty to first-degree child rape and second-degree attempted assault involving two boys 7 and 13 was placed on probation by Clark County Superior Judge Robert L. Harris. Bennefield was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison suspended and placed on probation
Bey, Yusuf, 68/ Birth name Joseph Stephens/ Oakland, California/ 12.03/ Oakland's most prominent Black Muslim had built an empire of bakeries, security firms, a school, weekly cable television program, and other businesses/ Had multiple wives and 43 children. / Died Sept. 30, 2003 of complications from cancer./ At the time of his death, he was facing criminal charges and a civil lawsuit alleging that he had repeatedly raped underage girls at his compound — in some cases fathering their children, then demanding their welfare payments. Source:http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bey30dec30,1,7006449.story?coll=la-headlines-californ
Burt, John, 65/ Pensacola, Florida/ 6.2003/ Leading anti-abortion activist/ Arrested on charges that he molested a 15 year-old girl at Our Father's House, a wayward girls' home that Burt owns. He is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, lewd or lascivious conduct and three counts of lewd or lascivious molestation. Source: http://www.polkonline.com/stories/061103/sta_abortion.shtml
Cassity, Kenneth Joseph, 44/ Atlanta, Georgia/ 12.23.03/ Lay worker at St. Ann Catholic Church in east Cobb County/ Pleaded guilty in June 2003 to two counts of child molestation of two 14 year old boys. SENTENCED: to six years in prison and nine years of probation. A settlement has been reached in a $10 million lawsuit filed by the parents of the two boys he molested over an 18 months period. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Missionaries of LaSalette agreed to pay the boys' parents an undisclosed amount to compensate them for medical costs resulting from abuse. Source: http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ap_newfullstory.asp?ID=27450
Cigrand, Nicholas /Waterloo,IA/ Priest…deceased/ A former altar boy has filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque claiming Reverend Nicholas Cigrand, now dead molested him between 1965 and 1968 when Cigrand was an assistant pastor at Saint Patrick's Church, in Ryan. SOURCE:http://www.kwwl.com/Global/story.asp?S=1646656
Davis, Edward D, 40 / Spokane, Washington / Year/ A former Jehovah's Witness Opportunity Kingdom Hall elder/ Pleaded guilty to second degree sexual misconduct and stalking. SENTENCED: 90 days in jail, two years probation and register, as a sex offender. Davis sexually molested a girl from the time she was 10 until she was 18. The victim's family went to police after Davis returned to the church six months after church elders agreed to ``dis-fellowship'' him for two years.
Deyo, David/ WEST PALM BEACH, Fla/ 1.04/ - Sunday school teacher and volunteer at First Presbyterian Church in North Palm Beach, who dressed as Noodles the Clown to entertain kids has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for molesting children. Deyo was sentenced to 210 months -- or 17½ years -- in federal prison, followed by three years of a strict probation. Source: http://www.thewpbfchannel.com/news/2783231/detail.html
Donnelly, George/Boxford Tri-Town, MA/Catholic Brother/ 1.04/ Popular staff member at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers for almost 20 years/ Local Newspaper reported that Headmaster Albert "Skip" Shannon told parents at a meeting that Donnelly admitted to two incidents of sexual misconduct with a former student 10 years ago. The district attorney, to whom Shannon reported the behavior, which did not involve physical contact did not consider it "rising to the criminal level," Shannon said. Donnelly voluntarily resigned. Source:http://www.townonline.com/boxford/news/local_regional/tri_newttstjohnscbb01082004.htm
Edmonds, Stephen / Jacksonville, FL/ 3.04/ First Baptist Church deacon, youth minister and President of the Northeast Florida Builders Association/ Convicted in June 2003 of molesting three boys. Although sentenced to one year in prison he is out of jail in just eight months. SOURCE: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/news-article.aspx?storyid=16105 Victim's Speak Out About Sentencing: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=5557
Fanning, Paul C./Portland, Ore/2.04/ Salvation Army Captian/ Convicted and sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison for sex abuse and sodomy. Salvation Army settled with the victims' in a civil suit. (SOURCE: http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/107900994845171.xml)
Feeney, John Patrick, 77-living in Los Angeles, CA/ 2.04/ Catholic Diocese of Green Bay (WI) priest was found guilty of sexually abusing two brothers 25 years ago. At the time of the crimes, Feeney was the parish priest at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom. Feeney will be sentenced April 30. The local paper reported that Feeney was moved 14 times in 14 years during his time with the Green Bay diocese, often after allegations of abuse. Feeney served in 18 parishes in the diocese between his June 1952 ordination and his move to California in the mid-1980s. SOURCE: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_14926731.shtml
Flemming, Neil, 72/ Naples, Florida/ Priest/ A close associate of Southwest Florida's bishop and longtime pastor of St. William Catholic Church in Naples. Has was ousted from the priesthood following charges of sexual misconduct. Flemming pastured the Seagate Drive parish from 1982 through 1991 before transferring to Sarasota and Cape Coral. He retired from the active clergy in 2000 but continued to serve Bishop John Nevis as treasurer until the allegations were made public in May 2002. SOURCE:http://www.naplesnews.com/npdn/news/article/0,2071,NPDN_14940_2572032,00.html
Fort, Earl, L, 66/Cornelius, Oregon/12.4.1987/Retired minister for Central Baptist Church in Forest Grove/Pleaded no contest sexually abusing a child. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Gregory E. Milnes SENTENCED Fort to five years in prison and five years' probation.
Frey, Wallace A/Chicago, Ill/ 1992/ Chicago Tribune reported in 1992 that Frey, who was the highest-ranking U.S. Episcopal priest, who ironically headed a national committee examining the church's position on sexuality, resigned following charges he sexually abused young men in his congregation. A church official said he had been involved in "sexual misconduct over a lengthy period with some male, young adults & a teenager under his pastoral care.”
Greene III, Joseph Ben, 57/1.04/ Louisville, KY/ former Catholic schoolteacher who was teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes School in 2002 when he was arrested pleaded guilty to 17 sodomy charges and one charge of unlawful transaction with a minor and agreed to pay $93,000 in restitution to three men he sexually abused when they were boys in the 1970s and 1980s. He entered an Alford plea on 16 of the charges.Source:http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/01/21ky/met-3-abuse0121-4659.html
Hill, Lynn 51/ Salt Lake City, Utah/ 3.04 /a former Mormon bishop and a Scoutmaster / Was charged with second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse, but in a plea agreement, plead guilty to a lesser third-degree felony count of attempted forcible sexual abuse of a developmentally disabled 17-year-old neighbor girl. He molested the girl while driving her to a church function for disabled children. SENTENCED: for up to five years in prison. SOURCE: http://www.sltrib.com/2004/Mar/03162004/utah/148314.asp
Hobson, Henry/ Mobile, Alabama/ 1993: The Mobile Register reported that a secret settlement was reached just before a civil suit went to jury against Moffett Road Baptist Church minister Henry Hobson for sexually abusing a 14 year-old girl. He resigned in April 1991 after a suicide attempt when the girl confided in the youth pastor about him. Attorney Robert Cunningham, Jr. told jurors that many church members shunned the 9th grader, blaming her.
Jones, Richard, 39/ St. Louis, Mo/ Convicted sex offender hired in 2000 by Joyce Meyer Ministry. Jones' job often placed him in contact with youth from area churches. Paper reports the Meyer ministry stated it knew of Jones' conviction.
Kazmarek, Gary 62/ Louisville, Kentucky/ Teacher at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School/ Kazmarek pleaded guilty Nov. 20 to 14 counts of indecent or immoral practices. He admitted to sexually abusing 5 boys he coached or taught at Our Mother of Sorrows between 1968 and 1973. All of the boys were under age 15 at the time.Kazmarek was sentenced to 13 years in prison. The victims also filed suit against the Archdiocese of Louisville. Source:http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040115/APA/401150897
Kiesle,Stephen 56/ Pinole, Calif. priest pleaded "no contest" to one count of molesting a minor under 14 years of age, a felony. Kiesle molested the young girl at his Tahoe Donner vacation home during the summer of 1995. The plea agreement allows Kiesle to serve no more that six years in prison. Kiesle must pay restitution to the victim or the victim's family and that there is still a possibility that Kiesle will face civil suits. Kiesle made headlines in June 2002 when investigators used shovels and backhoes to dig up areas around Kiesle's Tahoe Donner vacation home in a search the remains of 8-year-old Amber Schwartz Garcia, who disappeared from her Pinole home in 1988. Kiesle lived down the street from Garcia at the time of her disappearance. Later, ground-penetrating sonar was brought in to aid investigators in their search for potential burial sites, but no evidence was ever found. Kiesle left the priesthood in 1981 after pleading no contest to molesting two boys while serving at a Union City Catholic church in 1978. Source:http://www.sierrasun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040121/NEWS/401210102
Lenczycki, Fred , 59,CHICAGO, Illinois/ 1.04/A Roman Catholic priest/SENTENCED: five-year prison sentence after he agreed to plead guilty to charges of sexually abusing three at a suburban Chicago church in 1984. He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for each of the victims, who prosecutors said were 12 when he fondled and ogled them at St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Hinsdale. SOURCE:http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-church-abuse-
illinois,0,7873981.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlinesLogan, John M. 41/ Jackson County, MO/
1.04 Church deacon at Tri-City Ministries / A Jackson County judge sentenced Logan to 25 years in prison for sexual assault against children. Logan pleaded guilty to a range of assaults on an adolescent boy from 1997 to 2003. Source:http://www.examiner.net/stories/011004/new_011004031.shtml
Lovell,Lawrence Joseph, 55/ 1.04/ Roman Catholic Priest/ Arizona/ Has asked to back out of a plea bargain he made in one sex-abuse case and has been indicted on nine new counts of felony sexual misconduct with a child. Lovell pleaded guilty in 1986 to one count of sexual misconduct with a minor in San Gabriel, Calif., and was sentenced to three years' probation. Last May, Lovell was indicted on four counts of sexual misconduct involving a 13-year-old boy and pleaded guilty in October to one count of child molestation and one count of sexual conduct with a minor. But before he could be sentenced on that plea deal, investigators said they located another victim from St. Anthony and St. Pius X, a predominantly Hispanic parish in Phoenix where Lovell worked from 1984 to 1985. A Maricopa County grand jury indicted Lovell this week on eight counts of child molestation and one count of sexual conduct with a minor based on the Phoenix complaints. The new charges mean that he has been convicted or accused of sexual misconduct with a child in every parish he served. Source:http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0115priest15.html
McCary, Donald/ The Birmingham News reported in 1992 that five civil lawsuits asking for $10 million in damages were filed against the Southern Baptist Convention for sexual assaults by convicted minister Donald McCary, of Chattanooga, who was sentenced to 72 years in prison for assaulting 5 boys. James Guenther, general counselor for the SBC in Nashville, shrugged off the suits: "We've probably had a dozen of these cases where a plaintiff has undertaken to show that SBC controls a minister." McCary's twin brother is also in prison for abusing children; their older brother is on parole for similar charges.
McGraw, Phillip Kieron/25/Tuscaloosa, Alabama/ Youth minister at a Tuscaloosa church/Sentenced to 70 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in June to possessing and receiving thousands of images containing child pornography and having sex with a youth at a Tuscaloosa church and on three out-of-state church trips. He is already convicted in Colorado and sentenced to 41 months in prison or attempting to meet and pay a 12-year-old boy for sex in November 2001. McGraw confessed to the crimes in Tuscaloosa while being in the Colorado case. McGraw will serve the sentence in Alabama at the Federal Correctional Institute in Talladega. Both McGraw’s Alabama attorney and his Colorado attorney were unavailable for comment Thursday. Local authorities could not comment on whether McGraw will face state charges.
Maguire, Joseph/ Dover, N.H./3.04/ Priest/ Found guilty on 28 counts of sexual assault involving three altar boys during the 1970s and early 1980s while at St. Joseph's Church in Dover.. Maguire did not contest the charges, but his lawyers have said they would appeal the convictions.
Mayberry, Derrick, 23/Portland, Ore/ 12.11.03 /Teacher's aide at Whitman Elementary School, volunteer at New Beginning Christian Center and Volunteer little league baseball coach/ Pleaded guilty to raping a 15 year old female and attempting to rape a 13 year old girl. SENTENCED: 3 YEARS PRISON
Perrin, Shawn J.36/Prineville, Oregon/9/2001/A registered sex offender and counselor at a Christian camp is accused of having had a relationship with a teen-age girl. Perrin served as a counselor at a Christian youth camp in the 2000 summer in Canby faces rape, sodomy and sex abuse charges after he allegedly had a relationship with a teen-age girl he met at the camp.
Pierce, John Harold "J.P.". 35/ Naples/ 12.06.03/ Former assistant track coach at Naples High School/ In a plea agreement state prosecutors dropped two felony charges in exchange for Pierce pleading guilty of two counts of lewd and lascivious battery for having sex with a 15 year old girl on the team. SENTENCED: 5 YEARS IN STATE PRISON, SERVE 5 YEARS OF SEX OFFENDER PROBATION AND WILL HAVE TO REGISTER ON FLORIDA'S SEX OFFENDER WEB SITE. Pierce could have received a 15-year sentence on each of the four counts if convicted at trial. Collier Circuit Judge Frank Baker agreed to put off sentencing until Jan. 8 to allow Pierce time to get his affairs in order before heading off to prison. Source: http://www.naplesnews.com/npdn/news/article/0,2071,NPDN_14940_2482403,00.html
Powell, David, 25 /12/3/03 Montgomery, Alabama/ Powell worked at the Alabama Christian Academy Daycare. He was arrested in 2002 for fondling 4-year-old girls. After pleading guilty to six counts of sexual abuse Powell was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Prince, Leon Albert, 58 / Birmingham, Al/ 3.19.03/ Church youth volunteer/ Convicted in 1991 of molesting a 7 year old girl 20 years earlier. Was denied parole. Prince was sentenced to 30 years in prison but state law allows convicts to earn 75 days off their sentenced for each 30 days served with good behavior. With continued good behavior, Prince could get out of prison Nov. 5, 2006, instead of in 2021, which is 30 years after his sentencing.
Roberts, Mark/ Priest/ Nevada/ 1.04/ Pleaded guilty a year ago to abusing five teenage boys at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Henderson. He was sentenced to three years' probation. A separate civil suit that includes other alleged victims is pending. Source:http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2004/jan/05/010510859.html
Rodriguez,Carlos Rene 48, VENTURA, Calif./ 2.04/ A former Roman Catholic priest/ pleaded guilty to three counts of molestation of two teenage boys. In a plea agreement prosecutors will drop two additional charges. The molestation occurred in 1988 and 1993 when Rodriguez was serving at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Paula.
Ryan, Barry E. Roman Catholic priest / New York and Alabama/ Was accused of sexual misconduct while serving in Montgomery, Alabama, while stationed at the Maxwell Air Force Base from 1993-1995. Ryan has recently entered St. Luke Institute, a well-known treatment center for priests who have been accused of molesting children and teenagers, located in Maryland. after a new accusation against him surfaced. Until last spring, he was a teacher at a high school in Stuart, Fla. About the same time allegations of sexual misconduct by Ryan appeared in a Mobile newspaper he took a leave of absence for a serious health condition, according to school and church officials. It is not sure if the accusation is recent or from his past. Source:http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1074161826115041.xml
Shallenberger, John B 74/ Pittsburgh, PA/ The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported in 1992 that Shallenberger, a convicted child molester barred in Pennsylvania from recruiting choirboys to tour in Europe was found operating out of Morgantown, WV. Shallenberger was convicted in 1985 of indecent assault, indecent exposure and corrupting the morals of a Dutch choirboy, 11. He was convicted in 1961 and 1975 on similar charges. In 1990, a judge ordered him to reveal his criminal record while recruiting boys and to pay a $5,000 fine for violating a 1978 agreement with the Bureau of Consumer Protection to reveal his background. He has not paid the fine or signed the petition. His July in Paris tour was handled through the Children's Choir Federation.
Trickel, Cleland Troy/ Anchorage, Alaska/2.04/ Salvation Army minister/ 2.04/ In a civil suit filed by thre sisters, now 19,16,and 13; their mother and another 13 year-old girl a Kenai jury awarded nearly $430,000 in damages to the four girls sexually molested by Tickel. The jury also found that Trickel; his wife, Debbie; and the Salvation Army responsible for their abuse. In 2001 Trickel was sentenced to 31/2 years in prison for a conviction of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. (SOURCE:http://www.adn.com/alaska/story/4752362p-4698974c.html)
Truman Evans, 57/ Louisa, KY/ 7.03/ Police warn he may show up in church/ Baptist Minister/ Evans disappeared from the courtroom while waiting for jurors to return their verdict on his child molestation charges. Authorities are cautioning church communities to be on the lookout for Truman whom they say will manipulate people and a potential threat to their children. Investigators stated that Truman "knows how to use churches."
Tyler, Matthew/ Milwaukee, Wis.- Tyler, a pastor and college professor who molested young boys for more than two decades was sentenced to 7 years in prison. Tyler was linked to numerous sexual assaults in 4 states dating back to the late 1970s.
Smith, Willie, 64/North Portland, Oregon/12.1993/Minister/Convited of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. SENTENCED: three years' probation, undergo treatment and perform 600 hours of community service. Newspapers reported that church congregation is split over whether Smith should step down.
Vonderohe, Michael, 26/ 3.04/ Edwardsville,IL/ Former art and religion teacher Metro-East Lutheran High School/ Edwardsville Intelligencer reported that Vonderohe pleaded guilty to having sexual relations with a 17-year-old student/ SENTENCED to probation, serve three years of probation and give up his teaching certificate.
Willow, Thomas, 34 / Findlay, Ohio/ 12.03/ Former pastor of Grace Bible Church in Arlington/ Willow was caught breaking into a church members home to sexually gratify himself. Willow admitted he would go to the church members' homes when he knew no one would be home. He was convicted of three counts of burglary, although he never stole anything. Hancock County Common Pleas judge after Assistant Prosecutor Mark Miller suspended a 16-month prison sentence and ordered Willow to undergo counseling. Source:http://www.newsnet5.com/news/2713024/detail.html
2.04/ Birmingham, Alabama/ The Catholic Diocese of Birmingham reported 11 allegations of abuse against four priests since 1969, when the north Alabama area became independent of the Mobile church district. The Birmingham Diocese settled one abuse case for $45,000, which was paid by an insurance company. SOURCE:http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040217/APN/402170836
2.04/ Waterloo,IA/ A former altar boy has filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque claiming Reverend Nicholas Cigrand, now dead molested him between 1965 and 1968 when Cigrand was an assistant pastor at Saint Patrick's Church, in Ryan. SOURCE:http://www.kwwl.com/Global/story.asp?S=1646656
2.04/ Bridgeport, CT/ The Bridgeport Diocese reported that it received allegations of sexual abuse against 32 priests since 1953. The majority of the abuse was alleged to have happened between 1960 and 1980. SOURCE:http://www.westportnow.com/archives/003188.htm
2.04/Mobile, Alabama/ The Archdiocese of Mobile reports 13 priests assigned to the Archdiocese of Mobile have been accused of sexual abuse of minors since 1950. The statistics do not include allegations against non-clerical members of religious orders. Of the 13 unidentified priests accused, nine are deceased, one resigned, and three are on administrative leave.
2/28/2003 Georgia , Atlanta: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta will not allow Voice of the Faithful, a support group for victims of the church's sex abuse scandal to meet on church grounds. Archbishop John Donoghue also told the Voice of the Faithful's Atlanta chapter that they also can't advertise in the archdiocese's newspaper. Source:http://www.boston.com/dailynews/362/region/Archbishop_Victims_group_canno:.shtml
02.04 California: In a lawsuit filed on Los Angeles and Sanata Cruz superior courts, 5 former male students at Monterey Bay Academy, a private high school near Watsonville run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, say they were sexually abused by two teachers at the boarding school during the 1980s. The men, now 30 years old say they were given alcohol and drugs, groped, sodomized and raped. The sex acts allegedly happened in their dorm rooms, in teachers' offices, on one teacher's sun deck and in another teacher's bedroom, in cars and in hotel rooms. Source:http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/7678370.htm
2.04 Los Angeles -- A newspaper report says at least ten priests named in molestation lawsuits late last year remain in active ministry in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. SOURCE: http://www.whnt19.com/Global/story.asp?S=1635026
2.04 Colorado City, Arizona: Colorado City and adjoining Hildale, Utah, are strongholds of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a splinter group of the Mormon faith. The two towns, which are considered one community, of roughly 7,500 residents is the largest polygamous enclave in the nation. Their religious leader and "prophet," Warren Jeffs, said God had ordered him to expel the mayor and 20 others from the church and community. The paper states that Jeffs then gave their wives and children to other men. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff of Utah said that those who had been expelled were providing crucial evidence that child abuse, incest, sexual assault, racketeering, and welfare fraud were widespread within the community. SOURCE: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/02/01/in_arizona_town_polygamous_mormon_sect_tightens_its_borders/
1.04 Georgia A 47 year old Mt. Airy fifth-grade teacher and church volunteer charged with 10 counts of child molestation died Jan.3,2004 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta of a contact gunshot wound of the head. The apparent suicide occurred beside his vehicle outside his residence. The teacher was an honor graduate of Habersham Central High School, where he played football and was president of the Student Council. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech and earned his master’s and specialist’s degrees from Piedmont College. He was a teacher, a high school soccer league referee and coach and was active in the North Georgia Soccer Association. In the past, he had served as a Sunday school teacher, Royal Ambassadors director and director of children’s church at his church. Source:http://www.whitecountynewstelegraph.com/articles/articles.asp?ID=2393
1.04 California LOS ANGELES -- About 800 people statewide took advantage of a one-year window in 2003 to file molestation lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church, according to a report in the Herald Tribune. About 500 of the cases are against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, another 175 are spread among the dioceses of Orange, San Diego and San Bernardino. About another 125 are against dioceses in Northern California, including the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Source:http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040105/APN/401051035
1.04 Kentucky Since early last December, seven more people have settled claims alleging sexual abuse at the hands of employees of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington. That brings to 39 the total number of victims the diocese has settled with since September, said Carrie Huff, a Chicago attorney working for the diocese. Source:http://www.cincypost.com/2004/01/28/dioc012804.html 1.04
Missouri The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph sex abuse audit from 1948 through 2003 reports 35 complaints of clerical sexual abuse of minors that occurred on or before 1992. The diocese includes 100 parishes and a Catholic population of 152,000 people. The diocese includes 27 counties in western Missouri. Twenty of the diocese’s 476 priests were involved in the allegations, and five were exonerated. The remaining 15 priests were removed from ministry or have died. No criminal charges have been brought against a diocesan priest. However, the legal fees involved since 1948 cost the diocese $855,826, which came from insurance reserves. Source:http://www.stjoenews-press.com/Main.asp?SectionID=81&SubSectionID=272&ArticleID=48671
1.04 New York: As part of its new church reporting system, the Syracuse Diocese of New York reports 49 priest have been accused. Sixteen have been permanently removed from the ministry. Source:http://www.wbng.com/data/web_4872.shtml
1.04 PA Priest and principal at Salesianium High School / A 35 year old man has accused a priest and principal at Salesianium High School of or nine years, beginning in 1976. Newspapers report that school officials allegedly persuaded his family not to go to police promising instead the priest would be removed from Salesianium, and that he would never have contact with children again. However, after leaving Salesianium, the was transferred to Archbishop Wood High School, in Warminster Bucks County where he served as principal for 4 years. He then went to North Carolina. A spokeswoman for the order says he was removed in 2002 when the order first learned of allegations. Source:http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/news/010804_nw_sexabuse.html
1.04 Texas station KXAN36 reported that since the Diocese of Austin was founded in 1947, there have been six verified allegations of sexual abuse by Central Texas priests. Source:http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=1588421
1.04 Menefee,David Price 55,RICHMOND Texas-/ Missouri City/ Accused of sexually molesting a young boy and girl pleaded guilty in exchange for a 15-year prison term. He pleaded guilty to four counts of indecency with a child and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The victims were two other charges of indecency with a child that Menefee was facing were dismissed as part of the plea bargain. Police said they suspected he had been molesting children for three decades but had escaped arrest by paying cash to victims or intimidating them. He met his victims in church where he was a volunteer.Source:http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2352274
1.04 Seattle Washington: A lawsuit was filed alleging extensive sexual and physical abuse of three boys decades ago at Kent's Briscoe Memorial School for Boys, a now-closed Catholic grade school owned by the Seattle Archdiocese and run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a religious order. The suit also says one of the boys was abused while living at Briscoe and attending O'Dea High School, which is owned by the archdiocese and operated by the Christian Brothers. Source;http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001832181_briscoe08m.html
12.03 Iowa, Dubuque -- The Dubuque Roman Catholic Archdiocese issued a report December 29th claiming 26 priests in the Dubuque archdiocese have been accused of sexually abusing at least 67 children over the past 50 years. Source:http://www.kcrg.com/article.aspx?art_id=73171&cat_id=12312.03 Indiana, Lafayette: In an article published in The Catholic Moment, Bishop William L. Higi stated 18 Roman Catholic priests serving in north-central Indiana's Diocese of Lafayette have been accused of sexually abusing 26 minors since 1950. Accusations against nine of the priests were deemed credible and they were removed from the ministry, Higi said in an article published in The Catholic Moment, the diocesan newspaper. Source:http://www.indystar.com/articles/5/107249-7015-093.html
Child Sex Abuse by School Employees
Last update: 03.23.04
Priority II offers parents information concerning legal action against school personnel. Names listed are considered innocent until proven guilty. Please contact local law enforcement concerning question on any individual case.
Abercrombi, Emmanuel 20/ 2.04/ Birmingham /A substitute teacher at Leeds Middle School/ Charged with the sodomy and assault of a student. Officials said the incident happened at Leeds Middle School during the first week of January. The school's superintendent said he removed Abercrombie's name from the list of substitute teachers the following week, as soon as he was notified of the incident. : ( SOURCE: http://www.al.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/107718579958020.xml?birminghamnews?nmet )
Bendillo, Nicholas Paul, 74/Mobile/1.04/Catholic Brother and a former teacher at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School /A lawsuit alleging sexual abuse involving Nicholas Paul Bendillo has been settled for an undisclosed amount (SOURCE: http://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040107/APN/401070546) UPDATE 2.05.04 Bendillo was convicted of molesting a 14-year-old student in 1991. He could get up to six years in prison on the charges of sexual abuse and enticing a child. Sentencing is scheduled for March 10, 2004. (SOURCE: http://www.9news.com/storyfull.aspx?storyid=24033)
Benson, John E, 26 /Birmingham/ 3.2003/ Math teacher at Woodlawn High School and convicted sex offender/ Faces criminal charges after a student discovered Benson was on the states sex offender registry. Benson was convicted of first-degree rape in 1996 for forcing sex with a 12-year-old girl. (Source: B'ham News)-
Bowers, Raymond /Selma/ 12.02/ Former teacher at Tipton Jr. High and Southside High /Plead guilty to two charges of sexual abuse in the second degree. SENTENCED: two years suspended probation and one year to serve in prison. (Source: Selmajournal.com)
Bradley, Jr. Robert B. 29 /10.1997/ Bessemer/ Benson was choir director at Simmons Middle School/ Plead guilty to sexually molesting a student. Sentenced to a 10 year split sentence. (Source: B'ham News)
Campbell, Joseph, 46 Dothan /08.1995/ Former Dothan Middle School Teacher/ Found guilty on 14 counts of molesting three girls in his class. Teacher's license was revoked on 1-14-98.
Calloway, Darrell/ 1.04/ Montgomery/ Former Goodwyn Junior High School aide/ Charged with harassment for his alleged sexual comments to an eighth-grade female student and an attempt to kiss her. Calloway was charged with one count of harassment and was placed on administrative leave with pay while the allegations are investigated. (SOURCE: http://www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?j8423_BC_AL-BRF--SchoolAideArr&&news&newsflash-al )
Colburn, Larry, 51/ Huntsville /10.01/ Former Assistant Principal at Stone Middle School/ Colburn was one of five men allegedly caught trying to arrange a meeting for sex with a teenage girl they met on the Internet. The girl was actually an undercover agent. UPDATE:(03.02) Was supposed to be sentenced for the Internet crime, instead police arrested Colburn in a Limestone County Courtroom on rape charges. The rape charges stem from an incident several years ago when he was a teacher at Butler High School. Police say a former student recently came forward after hearing about his other crimes. (Source: Huntsville Times) Teacher's license revoked 11-12-02
Culpepper, Samuel, 52 /Pleasant Grove/ 6.1993/ Former part time teacher's aide and volunteer at Woodward Elementary School/ Arrested for frequently fondling a 9-year-old male student. UPDATE: (5/1996) Judge Dan Reynolds sentenced Culpepper to two 5-year terms to run concurrently. Culpepper can be found on the Alabama Sex Offender Registry. (SOURCE: The Birmingham News)
Dingler, Linda Jane, 44 /Lincoln/ 6.01/ Former history and Drivers Education teacher at Lincoln High School/ Dingler was a 15-year employee of the Talladega County School System/ Arrested 1.2000 and charged with one count of transferring obscene material to a child by computer and on one count of soliciting a child by computer. The victim was a 15-year-old female. Plead guilty. SENTENCED: 10 years for each charge to run concurrently. She was given another 10 years for second-degree sodomy in a second trial in Calhoun County. That sentence will run concurrently with the rest.
Dow, Melissa Ann, 33/Cantonement, Florida and Mobile, Alabama/ 9.03/ Pled guilty to lewd and lascivious act with a child. A Florida woman is suing the Mobile County schools claiming officials recommended Dow for a teaching job in Cantonment, Florida knowing she had been accused of sexual misconduct at Satsoma High School in Mobile, Alabama.
Grayson, Jeffrey Oneil 34/ Anniston/3.04/ Former sixth grade teacher at Ashland Elementary School/ Charged with statutory rape and production of obscene matter involving a minor female. Grayson allegedly videotaped the sexual abuse. ( SOURCE: http://www.nbc13.com/news/2915197/detail.html )
Hamilton, Tristian Scott 32/ Birmingham/ 3.04/ Former teacher somewhere in Alabama/ While in China he applied for a work visa to become an English teacher/ Is accused of fleeing to Hong Kong July 3, 2003 after being indicted in a Jefferson County Circuit Court for allegedly molesting a child in May 2003/ He is charged with first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. SOURCE: http://www.al.com/crime/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1079172930160450.xml
Langston,John Matthew 35,/ Dora, Alabama/ Vestavia DARE officer/ Pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 12 year old female relative/ In a plea agreement Langston pleaded guilty to a reduced second-degree sexual abuse/ SENTENCED: 12-month sentence but only will serve 45 days in work release, seek sexual offender counseling, pay a $100 fine, two years supervised probation, register as a sexual offender, and cut all contact with the victim.
(SOURCE: http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1078222742173590.xml )
Leavis, Samuel Semmes /2002/ Former principal at Phillips Prep School, Mobile/ Spent time in prison in Florida. He assumed credentials of a deceased Florida teacher before moving to Alabama. Once here he landed the job at Phillips Prep School. He is charged with failure to report as a sex offender and child pornography. Sentenced to 15 years in prison but will only serve 3 years in jail. Source: Mobile Times
McReynolds, Jeff/ Leeds/ 1.04/ Former history teacher at Moody High School/ Previously assistant football coach at Hazel Green High School in Huntsville, Alabama./ Accused of inappropriately videotaping male students. Police believe the incident occurred while McReynolds taught at Hazel Green High School in Madison County. (Source:http://newsdirectory.com/go/?f=&r=al&u=www.waff.com)
Nunnelee, Charles 51/ Phoenix City/3.04/ former teacher at South Girard Junior High School / Pleaded guilty in Columbus, Georgia to second-degree sodomy of a 15 year old boy Columbus boy. SENTENCED: to three years in prison/ Nunnelee allegedly met the boy in an Internet chat room in September 2002. Nunnelee drove to from Phoenix City to Columbus to pick the boy up and brought him back to Nummelee's home. The boy and Nunnelee engaged in sexual activities. The victim and his father filed charges in June. (SOURCE: http://www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1079464758153250.xml)
Payne, Victor/34/Mobile, Al/ P.E. and Science teacher at Atmore Middle School/ 10.20.04 Charged with second degree rape of a 9th grade female student./ ( Source: Mobile Registry)
Pharris, Sr., Errol Tyronne /Birmingham/ Teacher’s license revoked 3.12.1999/ State sex offender registry dated 2.12.02 states Pharris was convicted of engaging in consensual sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old female.
Porter, Stanley/ Mobile/ 3.09/ Former counselor at Calloway-Smith Middle School since 1998 and pastor of Fellowship Church in Eight Mile / Is charged with second-degree sexual abuse along with two counts of second-degree sodomy. The boy Porter is accused of molesting is a former Calloway-Smith student and was in 10th grade at the time Porter was arrested. Before working at Calloway-Smith Porter worked at Mobile County Training School and Mary G. Montgomery High School. ( SOURCE: http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/107882740775630.xml )
Ryan, Barry E/ Roman Catholic priest and teacher/ Florida and Alabama/ Was accused of sexual misconduct while serving in Montgomery, Alabama, while stationed at the Maxwell Air Force Base from 1993-1995. Ryan has recently entered St. Luke Institute, a well-known treatment center for priests who have been accused of molesting children and teenagers, located in Maryland. After a new accusation against him surfaced. Until last spring, he was a teacher at a high school in Stuart, Fla. About the same time allegations of sexual misconduct by Ryan appeared in a Mobile newspaper he took a leave of absence for a serious health condition, according to school and church officials. It is not sure if the accusation is recent or from his past. (Source:http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1074161826115041.xml)
Shoemake, Kenneth, 55/Enterprise/ Former teacher at Daleville Middle School/ Is expected to face five counts of second-degree sexual abuse charges in Dale County District Court. Shoemake was first arrested Nov. 12 on two counts of sexual abuse involving two female students. He was later charged with three more counts involving more students. (SOURCE: http://www.zwire.com/news/newsstory.cfm?newsid=10877641&BRD=1145&PAG=461)
Slaughter, Elijah- Jacksonville /2.2002/ Former teacher and track coach at Jacksonville High School. Plead guilty to enticing a child for immoral purposes and interfering with the custody of a child. He was located in a hotel room with a 14-year-old female, ex-student of his. Sentenced to 7 years but applied for probation. (3.2002) Circuit Court Judge Sam Monk reduced the 7-year sentenced to 5 years. (Source: Jacksonville News)
Strickland, Daryl 25/ Alabaster/ 8.1998/ Former football coach at Thompson High and Middle School/ Indicted on two counts of sexual abuse and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Priority II was not able to find news clipping on the conviction. However, Strickland is on the sex offender registry dated 7-9-01
Sweeney, Jr. Jack Lamar, 58/Talladega/ 12.1999/ Former dorm aide at the Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind/ Charged with 5 counts of first-degree sodomy and 5 counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Victims, males under the age of 12 years old were not students. (11.2000) Pleaded guilty.
Talbot, Jerry Dale, 35/ Hueytown/10.1994/Former baseball coach at Oak Grove High School/ Charged with sexually abusing two male students. Prior to trial one of the students committed suicide. Convicted of second-degree sodomy. Talbot is on the Alabama Sex Offender Registry dated10-8-2001.
Wilbourn, William, 46/ Adamsville/ 1.04/ Former Birmingham sixth-grade teacher/ Arrested in December 2003 on drug charges faces an unrelated charge that he solicited an undercover police officer for a sexual act in 1998. Wilbourn was charged in December with three counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance - believed by police to be cocaine. ( Source:http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/107407545572300.xml)
1.04 Town of Baxter./Newspapers reported that prosecutors announce they will not file charges in a post-prom party rape case after more than 10 months' of investigation. Prosecutors said the late reporting of the incident, compromise of the reported crime scene and alcohol consumption by the minor girl, the underage suspects and others at the party among his reasons to not prosecute. The reported incident occurred in April 2003 after the Mountain Home High School prom. There were two suspects in the case, both Mountain Home High School seniors. (Source: http://www.baxterbulletin.com/news/updates/3335.html)
1.04 Kruger,Steven 23, Washington County, Arkansas/ Former substitute teacher accused of luring a student to his house, and then sexually assaulting the teenager. Kruger pleaded not guilty. Police say Kruger brought a 15-year-old Fayetteville High School student to his home where he touched her inappropriately. (Source: http://www.arkansasnbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=1602295&nav=F8n2KDO8)
Berger, Morton Robert, 51/Cortez/03.10.03/ Former teacher at Cortez High School/ SENTENCED: Judge Ruth Hilliard of Maricopa Superior Court sentenced Berger to 10 YEARS FOR EACH OF THE 20 COUNTS of sexual exploitation of a minor in connection with possessing 20 images of child pornography. TOTAL 200 YEARS.
Gamez, Grace, 25/Mesa/ Now living in Tucson/ Former English teacher and basketball coach at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe/ Pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor for having sex with a 17-year-old female student in her apartment. (Source:http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0108sexteach08.html)
Kerry, Darren, 29/ Tucson/ From England, is in the United States on a work visa and faces deportation/Coached girls soccer teams at Tucson Soccer Academy, trained players for boys and girls teams at Fort Lowell Soccer Club, and assisted the soccer coach at Allsport Academy, a sports-based charter school/Pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual conduct with a 15 year old soccer player. (source:http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1231SoccerCoach31-ON.html)
3.04 Silverado Middle School/ Napa,CA/ 3.04/ NapaNet Daily News reported two male students are accused of raping a 13 year old female student at the middle school. The girl was allegedly fondled after being lured from her gym class. (SOURCE: http://www.napanews.com/templates/index.cfm?template=story_full&id=E26D79EC-D708-4E97-8E16-B39393959C59)
3.04 Folsom High School / Sacramento/ According to investigators, four girls reported having been assaulted, including a 14-year-old who was allegedly raped in the school restroom. A freshman boy is believed to be responsible for all four attacks. )SOURCE: http://www.kxtv10.com/storyfull.asp?id=6680)
3.04 Mt. Shasta: The Mount Shasta Herald reported that two Dunsmuir Elementary School boys, ages 14 and 15, have charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment on a 14 year old female classmate.(SOURCE: http://www.mtshastanews.com/articles/2004/03/03/news/04juvenilecharges.txt )
2.04 SACRAMENTO. -- An article written by a math teacher for a Sacramento-area high school newspaper proposes the creation of a "sex room" for students.. It is reported that the teacher stated in the article entitled "A Modest Proposal," since students are hormonally crazed, unable to control lustful desires and fondling each other in hallways, why not have a designated lunchtime sex room with floor mats and condoms. (SOURCE: http://www.thekcrachannel.com/news/2816032/detail.html)
1.04 - Four boys are in custody after being accused of assaulting a teenage girl at Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School in San Francisco. A 14-year-old girl at the school claims she was pulled into the boys' bathroom and where the accused tried to force to do oral sex. One of the students arrested is also accused of a separate sexual assault involving a 17-year-old girl at the school in November. Police say they had trouble getting the girls to cooperate with authorities. (Source: http://www.nbc11.com/news/2772706/detail.html)
1.04 OAKLAND -- The Alameda Unified School District is being sued by parents of two former students who say their daughters were lured into lesbian relationships by an Encinal High School basketball coach. The former students, now ages 19 and 20, were 16 when their basketball coach "enticed, manipulated and pressured" them into erotic affairs from April 2000 and to March 2002, the suit alleges. No criminal charges have been filed in the case. (Source:http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1726~1875646,00.html)
1.04 California: Monterey Bay Academy: In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles and Sanata Cruz superior courts, 5 former male students at Monterey Bay Academy, a private high school near Watsonville run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, say they were sexually abused by two teachers at the boarding school during the 1980s. The men, now 30 years old say they were given alcohol and drugs, groped, sodomized and raped. The sex acts allegedly happened in their dorm rooms, in teachers' offices, on one teacher's sun deck and in another teacher's bedroom, in cars and in hotel rooms. UPDATE: One of the teachers accused in the suit committed suicide.( Source:http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2004/01/12/teacher1.DTL)
A 17-year-old Oceana High School student will stand trial as an adult for allegedly raping a female special education student in the boys’ bathroom on campus. Although the crime allegedly occurred only days after the boy turned 17, he is being tried as an adult under California's Proposition 21. If convicted as an adult, he faces up to eight years in prison. (Source:http://www.smdailyjournal.org/article.cfm?issue=12-31-03&storyID=26929)
Armstrong, Brian Jerome, / 48,SAN JOSE, Calif./ 2.04/ Former San Jose School bus driver / Arrested on a child pornography charge at his San Jose home where Santa Clara County sheriff's detectives said they found him watching a pornographic video of underage girls. Authorities searched his home and reportedly found stacks of illicit magazines, videotapes and CD-ROMs that contained child pornography. Armstrong is believed to have bought at least $7,000 in illegal material over two years. (SOURCE:http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/7943616.htm)
Budke, Robert / 2.04/ LOS ANGELES, CA/ -Coached football at Arroyo Grande High School and taught science, health and math at Lopez High School/ Arrested for allegedly having sex with a female student. (SOURCE: http://www.nbc4.tv/education/2855706/detail.html)
Confectioner,Samuel Lofty 42/ 2.04 / Fresno/ Former substitute teacher at Edison High School/ Charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts and oral copulation involving a 14-year-old male student. (SOURCE: http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/8218494p-9068018c.html)
Cosden, Evan, 43/ 1.04/ Former Marywood Country Day School teacher/ Accused of two incidents of alleged sexual indiscretions before his joining Marywood County Day School. (Source: http://www.thedesertsun.com/news/stories2004/local/20040109030424.shtml)
Gray, David , 53/2.04 /Los Angeles/ Former teacher, rotated among five district schools: Los Feliz Elementary, Cheremoya Avenue Elementary, Wilton Place Elementary, Grant Elementary and Pio Pico multilevel school and a former music teacher at Grace Community Church, / Arrested on a felony warrant charging him with four counts of sex abuse of a child younger than 15, one count of child abuse, one count of physical abuse of a child and two counts of dissuading a witness. Gray is acused of sexually and physically abusing three young family members — a boy, now 6, and two girls, now 8 and 10, officials said. The abuse allegedly began in December 2000. (SOURCE: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-teacher21feb21,1,1066148.story?coll=la-commun-los_angeles_metro)
Harward, Craig Allen, 54/Milpitas/2002/ Former elementary school 4th grade teacher of the year/ was arrested and charged with molesting 4 boys and one girl between the ages of 7-13. Update: 3.12.2003 Admitted to the sexual abuse. SENTECED: 14 EYARS IN PRISON. (Source: OCR News 24)
Johnson, Jonathan William Alan 21/ Sonoma/ Former paid "walk-on" coach for the coed wrestling team at Adele Harrison Middle School and a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Sonoma Valley High School/Found guilty in December 2003 of 43 counts of child molestation and sexual abuse, and faces a term of 15 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in February 2004. (Source:http://www.sonomanews.com/articles/2003/12/30/news/top_stories/news01.txt) UPDATE:2.04 SENTENCED: Judge Robert Boyd sentenced Johnson to 30 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 25 years. (SOURCE:http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040207/APN/402070849)
Mamczak, Nieka, 30/ San Francisco/ 2.04/Former teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School / Charged with four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor following her arrest after she was found in the backseat of a car having oral sex with a 14-year-old boy. SOURCE: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/news/022304_nw_naked_teacher.html
Panelo, Alicia, 36 /2.04/Chatsworth, CA (Los Angeles) Taught English and literature at Chatsworth High School/ Charged with molesting a 16-year-old female student. Faces one count each of misdemeanor molestation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in an incident that occurred last July. (SOURCE: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-teacher21feb21,1,1066148.story?coll=la-commun-los_angeles_metro)
Parayno III, Maximo Donato 40/ 2.04/ Fresno, CA/ Former teacher at Vinland Elementary School since 1995/ Is charged with 24 counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with girls ages 8 to 12. (SOURCE: http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/8218494p-9068018c.html)
Pinedo, Albert,60/Los Angeles/12.08.03/ Former Assistant Principal Samuel Gompers Middle School in South L.A./ Pleaded guilty in September 2003 to one count of distributing child pornography. He admitted sending child pornography to someone who turned out to be an undercover postal inspector. SENTENCED: 64 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON. (Source: www.nbc4.tv/news)
Reeves, Thomas, 38/Oakland/ 11.03/ Former Mill’s College student teacher teaching at Lockwood Elementary and Mill’s College children’s School/ The parents of an 11 year old girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Reeves has filed suit against the college. Reeves was arrested in Sacramento in an undercover Internet sting. He allegedly thought he was meeting a 12-year-old girl. Authorities said he had a Barbie Doll, Baby Oil, condoms and a disposable camera with him at the time of the arrest. Search of his apartment in Merkely found explicit child porn and hundreds of pictures of children from his travel around the world. Pictures were also found in his 3rd grade locker at Lockwood Elementary School. After his arrest was reported in the paper, parents' of victims came forward. UPDATE: 11.17.03 SENTENCE: 11.17.03 In a plea agreement he will be sentenced Dec. 16 to 12 YEARS IN PRISON.
Rivera, Jesus Colmenero 42/ 2.04/ Merced/ Former Golden Valley High School a drama and Spanish instructor/ 5 boys ages 14-17 years old have accussed Rivera of molesting them. The incidents started in 2002. The latest alleged victim was 16 years old at the time of the alleged molestations. Rivera is presently charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, one count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 14, one count of sexual battery, one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object with a person under 18, and one count of oral copulation. All are felonies. He also is charged with two misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a child. (SOURCE: http://www.mercedsun-star.com/news/newsview.asp?c=96492)
Rodriguez, David 35/ 2.04/ Fresno/ Former teacher at Tarpey Elementary School in Clovis/ Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy in Fresno. Charged with eight felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and oral copulation. (SOURCE: http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/8218494p-9068018c.html)
Schoop, Michael, 54/Pleasanton/ 10.28.03/ SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR AND ONE DAY IN FEDERAL PRISON for keeping child pornography images that he said automatically downloaded during a search for asparagus recipes. Five- hundred images were sent to his computer from a newsgroup. In a separate case Schoop was arrested in 2001 after a man claimed Schoop molested him in 1967-1971. The family had been living in Oakland and allowed Schoop, the music director at their church to stay in their home from time to time. In an agreement to drop the 4 molestation counts against him, Schoop pleaded guilty in November 2002 in exchanged for an expected sentence on additional charges of a year and a day in jail. The sentence will run concurrently. He is to turn himself in January 26, 2004 to serve his time. UPDATE: 12.11.03 was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender. The paper reported officers seized five computers, a number of hard drives, memory chips, CD-ROMs, and child erotica magazines during the search. They also found correspondence that police say indicates Schoop is again contacting juveniles. (Source: http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10671~1823734,00.html)
Schroeder, Robert Leland, 33/Mantera/10.03/ Former teacher at Manteca High School/ Pled guilty to two counts of oral copulation with a minor and one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 year old and a misdemeanor count of child pornography. The paper stated that the report from the probation office stated Schroeder is a pedophile. The victim was not a student but someone he met over the Internet in Jan.2003. SENTECED: 2 YEARS IN PRISON. (Source: Trivalley Herald Online)
Johnson, Jonathan Willian/Sonoma/12.03/ Former teacher and girls’ wrestling coach at Adele Harrison Middle School/ A jury convicted Johnson of sexual misconduct with girls as young as 13, dissuading witnesses from testifying, oral copulation with minors, penetration with a foreign object and showing porn to a minor. He was acquitted of one count of lewd conduct with a child under 14, and the jury deadlocked on two other counts of child molestation and unlawful sex with a minor. He is to be sentenced Feb.6, 2004. During the trial 13 girls testified to having sex with him. (SOURCE: www.pressdemocrat.com)
Trujillo, Juan Garcia 33/ 2.04/ Fresno/ Former Spanish teacher at McLane High School for three years and previously taught for two years at Fresno High School./ Accused of having unlawful sex with a 17 year old female students. SOURCE: http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/8218494p-9068018c.html
Britton, James Jeffrey, 30/ 2.04/ Denver/ Former cheerleading coach at Longmont Christian School/ Arrested for investigation of sexual assault on a 14-year-old student. The Police Department began an investigation after the girl's mother read her daughter's journal and found entries about a sexual relationship with the coach. The girl, who is now 15, agreed to call Britton, who allegedly implicated himself during the phone conversation. She asked him to come over to her house. When Britton knocked on the back door of the girl's house police arrested him. (SOURCE: http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~1950699,00.html)
McClendon, Ron/1997/McClendon spent 8 years in prison for molesting his stepson. Running for a position on his local school board.
Sias, Samuel G.,35 Fredrick/ ./2.04/ Former custodian at Erie Elementary School/ Accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old student. The girl told police that Sias had touched her buttocks over her clothing. (SOURCE: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/2834869/detail.html)
Stimps, James, 68/ Loveland/ 3.04/ Loveland elementary school substitute teacher / Arrested and accused of fondling students at school. Faces four counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and those are felonies. (SOURCE: http://news4colorado.com/crimeaccidentreport/local_story_065113014.html)
Adams, Van McKenzie, 42/ New Haven/ 12.03/ Former teacher at Hill Regional Career High School/Found guilty on 14 counts of second-degree sexual assault of two 16 year old female students.(Source: (http://www.newhavenregister.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1281&dept_id=7576&newsid=10702074&PAG=461&rfi=9))
Fenn,David 32/ Meriden/ 2.04/ Former Cheshire High School teacher, taught English and headed the school’s drama club/ Withdrew a guilty plea to charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and unlawful restraint after a Superior Court judge refused to waive the requirement that he register with the state as a sex offender. He had agreed to a plea bargain that would have gotten him a suspended sentence and probation in connection with charges that he had improper sexual contact with a 17-year-old male student in August and September 200 (SOURCE:http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1281&dept_id=517514&newsid=10983598&PAG=461&rfi=92.)
Lasaga, Antonio C./ New Haven /3.04/ Former Saybrook College Master/ The Yale Daily News reported that a civil law suit was filed against Lasaga and the New Haven Board of Education by the family of the boy Lasaga was convicted of sexually assaulting. Lasaga met the victim through a mentoring program the boy’s school, Vincent Morrow Elementary School. Lasaga is currently serving a 15-year federal sentence for the possessing and receiving an estimate of 150,000 child pornography pictures, concurrently with a 20-year state sentence for the sexual assault. ( SOURCE: http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=25303) UDATE: 3.11.04 A New Haven jury awarded Lasaga's victim more than $16 million dollars. Judge Richard Arnold granted the city's motion to remove the school board as a defendant. (SOURCE:http://www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=1704136&nav=3YeXLSIp)
McCoy, James J, 30 /Southington/ Now living in Tennessee/ Central Baptist Church and a former youth pastor and basketball coach at Central Christian Academy/ A Central Christian Academy graduate is seeking monetary compensation from the school, Central Baptist Church and McCoy, alleging McCoy carried on a six-month sexual relationship (November 1998 to May 1999) with her resulting in lasting "psychological scarring." McCoy was arrested in July on sexual assault charges. A church parishioner who did not wish to be named told the newspaper that church leaders were aware of the relationship prior to police beginning their own inquiry into the case in October 2002. An unidentified source reported that Central Baptist Church Pastor Jim Townsley had McCoy transferred to a church in Tennessee rather than first notifying the authorities as the state requires. (Source: http://www.newbritainherald.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10746253&BRD=1641&PAG=461&dept_id=10110&rfi=6)
Warecke, Frank 37 /2.04/ DANBURY / Former girls basketball coach at Henry Abbott Technical High School/ Pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual assault for having sex with a 17 year-old student. He faces between nine months and four years in jail when he is sentenced March 2004. (SOURCE: http://www.wfsb.com/Global/story.asp?S=1630126)
Donaldson, Neal J./ Wilmington, DE/ Former Smyrna girls track coach/ Pleaded no contest to endangering the welfare of a child after a student said she had an affair with him in 1999. (SOURCE: http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2004/03/13rapecasehighlig.html )
Shields, Jr.,John P. "Pat" 34/ Wilmington/ 3.04/ Former Caesar Rodney High School softball coach/ The News Journal reported Shields was accused of having a sexual relationship with a female player. He was charged with six counts of fourth-degree rape for allegedly having sex with the student. (SOURCE: http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2004/03/13rapecasehighlig.html)
Smith, John/ Wilmington/ 1991/ Former Smyrna track coach/ Sentenced in 1991 to 2 1/2 years in prison for having sex with a female student. (SOURCE: http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2004/03/13rapecasehighlig.html )
3.04 Dunnellon Middle School /Ocala, Fla/ A 12 year old female Dunnellon Middle School has been accused of performing oral sex on a 16 year old High school boy, his 12 year old brother and a 13 year old boy on the school bus. The girl and both brothers were charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct, while the 13-year-old boy was charged with one count of that third-degree felony. (SOURCE: http://www.starbanner.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040320/NEWS/203200304/1001/BUSINESS)
2.04 Marion County School District/ Ocala, Florida/ A 15 year-old girl and a 14 year-old boy were suspended from school for 10 days for allegedly engaging in oral sex during class while other students watched a movie. The two were arrested and charged with lewd or lascivious conduct. "I'm very upset about this. I believe they're innocent, and I believe these are trumped up charges," said a parent of one of the accused teens. SOURCE: http://www.starbanner.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040221/NEWS/202210307/1001/FEATURES01
2.04/ The Miami Herald reports that a 15-year-old girl was raped in the boys’ locker room at Carol City High on Jan. 28. The girl allegedly admitted to performing oral sex on three boys in the locker room. When a fourth asked her to do the same for him, she refused because she thought he was a teacher. She told police the fourth person became angry when she refused and he pushed her into a bathroom stall and raped her (SOURCE: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/miami-dade/cities_neighborhoods/northcentral/7977023.htm)
2.04 The Sun Sentinel reports that in the past two school years, 11 sexual batteries, 113 sexual offenses and 67 cases of sexual harassment were reported in Broward County public elementary schools. Many more incidents occurred at higher grade levels, for a total of 40 sexual batteries. (SOURCE: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-csafefeb08,0,3138103.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines)
2.04/Lauderhill, Fort Lauderdale: The Times Daily reports that two fourth-grade boys, ages 11 and 12, have been charged with raping a 10-year-old girl in the bathroom of Royal Palm Elementary School in Lauderhill, Fort Lauderdale. The victim told police the boys pushed her into a bathroom and raped. (SOURCE: http://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040205/APA/402051118)
12.03 The Orlando Sentinel reported that Florida officials have no idea how many of the 11,932 recently released young felons, including 2,727 placed on probation after being convicted of violent crimes, are enrolled in school. For instance in Polk County, Florida a 17-year-old student with a felony criminal background was charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in the school auditorium. (Source:http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state/orl-asecfelons02010204jan02,0,4032268.story?coll=orl-home-headlines)
Brooks, Jennifer Joy, 28/ Punta Gorda/ Former Charlotte High School coach/ Pleaded no contest to unlawful sexual activity and committing a lewd and lascivious act. The victims were on the girls’ basketball and softball teams at the school where she coached during 1999-2000 school year. Sentenced: 3 years in prison. / UPDATE: Circuit Judge Isaac Anderson, Jr. ordered Brooks released on time served. She will serve 7 years of sex offender probation, undergo psychological treatment, cannot get romantically involved with anyone who has children and cannot have contact with the victims UPDATE: 11-22-03- the state has appealed the early release of Brooks.
1.04/ Brown, Lillian 25/ and Grotberg, Joshua David 28/ Both of East Naples/ 01.04/ Collier County school bus drivers were arrested after investigators say the two had sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl for more than a year, threatening to kill her and her family if she told anyone about what was going on. She had not been on their bus routes. (Source: http://www.naplesnews.com/npdn/news/article/0,2071,NPDN_14940_2565798,00.html )
Donahue, Daniel Patrick, 64/Fort Lauderdale/11.05.03/PREVIOUS SEX CONVICTION/ Teacher’s aide at Ralph J. Baudhuin Oral School at Nova Southeastern University/ On 2.26.97 a high school student reported seeing Donahue a convicted sex offender molesting an autistic boy. UPDATE: 1.17.04 Broward Circuit Judge Peter Weinstein gave Donahue the harshest possible sentence of 15 years in prison. Newspapers described him as "remorseless," and prosecutors as "a classic, textbook pedophile." (SOURCE:http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/local/7731701.htm)
Dow, Melissa Ann, 33/Cantonement, Florida and Mobile, Alabama /9.03/ Plead guilty to lewd and lascivious act with a child./ A Florida woman is suing the Mobile County schools claiming officials recommended Dow for a teaching job in Cantonment, Florida knowing she had been accused of sexual misconduct at Satsoma High School in Mobile, Alabama. (SOURCE: Mobile Times)
Duane, Amy, 37/West Palm Beach/ Former teacher at Discovery Key Elementary School/ Accused of having sex with a 13 year old boy and letting teens use her house to drink accepted a plea agreement that could get her 15 years in prison. The victim did not want to testify in open court so a plea agreement was reached, Prosecutors dropped one of 2 counts of lewd and lascivious battery, each punishable up to 15 years in prison, but Kept 9 counts of providing alcohol to minors. The court also labeled Duane as a se offender. Duane’s best friend, Debra Favre, also charged with sexual misconduct and providing alcohol to minors at Duane’s house. Favre is charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy. Update: 11.27.03: Favre pled guilty to having sex with the 16 year old boy in Duane’s bedroom.
Flannigan, Carol, 49/ West Palm Beach/ 1.04/ Former music teacher at a Florida elementary school is being charged with having a year and a half sexual relationship with one of her students -- after first seducing him when he was eleven years old. The news reports that this is the second time Flannigan has been under suspicion of sexual activity with a child. Florida's child welfare agency investigated her in 2002 but dismissed the case after interviewing a boy who was then 12. It's not clear if that's the same child as in the current allegations. (Source:http://www.whnt19.com/Global/story.asp?S=1592343)
Hersh, Marvin/ Miami/1999/ Former computer sciences professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton/Convicted on 10 federal counts that he brought a Honduran boy into the country to have sex with him. (Source:http://www.polkonline.com)
Hicks, Ricardo Cortez/ Fort Myers/ 3.04/ Former principal at Florida Christian Institute, 2830 Winkler Ave., in Fort Myers/ Arrested and charged with one count of false imprisonment, lewd and lascivious act on a child under age 13. The victim is a male student. The boy said he had gone to the clinic after becoming overheated. Hicks told him to go to his office, where he locked the door and then allegedly fondled him. Police believe the victim was too frightened to come forward before now. (SOURCE: http://www.news-press.com/news/local_state/040308principalupdate.html)
Miller, Anthony, 30/ 2.04/Sharpe/Former English teacher at Astronaut High in Titusville (Brevard County)/ Charged with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl who was not a student of Miller's and did not attend the high school. Miller allegedly met the victim at a gym two years ago. They began exchanging phone calls and e-mails. SOURCE: http://www.floridatoday.com/topstories/020204teacher.htm
Pierce, John Harold "J.P.". 35/ Naples/ 12.06.03/ Former assistant track coach at Naples High School/ In a plea agreement state prosecutors dropped two felony charges in exchange for Pierce pleading guilty of two counts of lewd and lascivious battery for having sex with a 15 year old girl on the team. SENTENCED: 5 YEARS IN STATE PRISON, SERVE 5 YEARS OF SEX OFFENDER PROBATION AND WILL HAVE TO REGISTER ON FLORIDA'S SEX OFFENDER WEB SITE. Pierce could have received a 15-year sentence on each of the four counts if convicted at trial. Collier Circuit Judge Frank Baker agreed to put off sentencing until Jan. 8 to allow Pierce time to get his affairs in order before heading off to prison. (Source: http://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031218/APS/312180601)
Ryan, Barry E/ Roman Catholic priest and teacher/ Florida and Alabama/ Was accused of sexual misconduct while serving in Montgomery, Alabama, while stationed at the Maxwell Air Force Base from 1993-1995. Ryan has recently entered St. Luke Institute, a well-known treatment center for priests who have been accused of molesting children and teenagers, located in Maryland, after a new accusation against him surfaced. Until last spring, he was a teacher at a high school in Stuart, Fla. About the same time allegations of sexual misconduct by Ryan appeared in a Mobile newspaper he took a leave of absence for a serious health condition, according to school and church officials. It is not sure if the accusation is recent or from his past. (Source:http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1074161826115041.xml) UPDATE: 3.04/ After being charged in may 2004 with sodomizing a boy last year in Long Island, NY. Ryan signed a statement confessing to the sexual assault that occurred between May and October 2003 in a private home, District Attorney Thomas Spota said in Central Islip, N.Y. SOURCE: http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/local_news/article/0,1651,TCP_16736_2708534,00.html
Saunders, Stan/ West Palm Beach/ 3.04/ Former track coach at Suncoast Community High School/ The Palm Beach Post reported a civil lawsuit against Palm Beach County School District accuses Saunders of sexual battery of ordering a 16 year old girl to undress in his office and rubbing her with baby oil in December 2002. Saunders was allegedly fired the same day the girl reported the incident. However, the girl's mother states that the school did not tell parents the real reason for his dismissal. The state attorney's office did not file charges against him.( SOURCE: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/auto/epaper/editions/saturday/local_news_0425b842b14f41500034.html )
Serrano, Byron, 28 / 2.04/Hialeah/ Former English teacher and dance team coach at Milam Elementary School/ Arrested for having an illicit relationship with a 14-year-old student. Police say he confessed to having an affair with the girl when they arrested him, cooperating fully and giving a statement. He admitted to committing sexual acts with the girl, they said. (SOURCE: http://www.nbc6.net/news/2887550/detail.html)
Zinser, Robert Helmes, 20/ Hollywood, Florida/ A former volunteer coach for the McArthur High School softball team has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old member of the girls team. He is charged with six counts of lewd and lascivious acts in the presence of a child under age 16. He allegedly took the 15-year-old team member to his home, gave her alcohol and committed sexual assaults upon her on separate occasions in Feb 2004. (SOURCE: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-213mcarthurcoach,0,7126651.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines)
1.04 A 47-year-old Mt. Airy fifth-grade teacher charged with 10 counts of child molestation died Jan.3, 2004 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta of a contact gunshot wound of the head.. He was a teacher, a high school soccer league referee and coach and was active in the North Georgia Soccer Association. In the past, he had served as a Sunday school teacher, Royal Ambassadors director and director of children's church at his church.( Source: http://www.whitecountynewstelegraph.com/articles/articles.asp?ID=2393)
2.04/ Covington, Georgia/ Two Eastside High School students were arrested after school officials confiscated a camera and a sexually explicit tape of a 15 year old female student allegedly made in a school bathroom.
Hembree, William G., 51/ Dawsonville/3.04/ A former Forsyth Central High School teacher/ Is charged with sexual assault after he allegedly improperly touched a female student during class. SOURCE: http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/hall/newfullstory.asp?ID=79530
Hudson, Thomas/ Atlanta/9.03/ Former principal at Murphey Candler Elementary School/ Convicted of molesting 16-year-old male student. SENTNECED: One year in jail. (Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Plessinger, John, 43/Gwinnett County/ Former teacher at Lilburn Middle School/ SENTENCED: 10 YEARS IN PRISON for molesting two boys, one a former student and the other a relative.
Todd, Mark, 29/ Savannah, Georgia/ 1.04/ Former teacher and the head baseball coach at Johnson High School/Pleaded guilty to having a sexual affair with a 14-year-old student. SENTENCED: to ten years in prison plus ten years probation. (Source:http://www.wtoctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1590549&nav=0qq5K2)
Winn, James Ed / Atlanta, Georgia/ 2.04/ Former North Gwinnett High School language arts teacher / Charged with sexually assaulting three female students. )SOURCE:http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/0204/18teacher.html)
Akana, Keith Kalani,45/Pearl City/06.19.03/ Former teacher at Waiau Elementary School/ SENTECED: U.S. District Judge Susan Mollway sentenced Akana to 46 MONTHS IN PRISON and pay $2000 for possessing child pornography on his lap top. Under the agreement charges distributing pornography material, a more serious offense was dropped. ( Source: www.starbulletin.com)
Cushing, Robert, 36/1989/Wahlert Catholic High School/Priest/ Convicted of molesting boys at the high school. Sentenced: 10 YEARS WITH 2 YEARS PROBATION. Sentenced: (Source :Clinton Herald 04.04.89)
3.09 / BLOOM TOWNSHIP -- Sandridge Elementary District 172 officials along with county police are continuing to investigate allegations that some third-grade boys at Sandridge School may have inappropriately touched several of their female classmates at school. The allegations include claims several third-grade girls were touched in their private areas by some third-grade boys and inappropriate comments were made.
3.04 Belleville: A 6th grade, 13-year-old male student at Emge School is charged with allegedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old special education female student at the school. SOURCE:http://www.belleville.com/mld/newsdemocrat/8156152.htm
Barr, Victor, 46/Rockford/12.03/Former math teacher at East High School/ Barr was the 2000 nominee for the Golden Apple Award/ Pleaded guilty to charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse victim was former student. SENTENCED: Winnebago County Circuit Judge Rosemary Collins sentenced Barr in a plea agreement to 4 YEARS PROBATION & 90 DAYS OF WORK RELEASE. He must pay court fines & fees of $280, monthly probation of $25 and $200 for DNA testing. He was also ordered to have no contact with the female victim. (Source: www.rrstar.com)
Cappelleri, Phil 53/ Naperville/ 1.04/ Former teacher at Jefferson Junior High School/ Placed on administrative leave after three men filed suit against Cappelleri, accusing him of sexually abusing them 20 years ago on several occasions between 1980 and 1985 when they were students at Chicago's De La Salle Institute. (SOURCE:http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/012304_ap_ns_napervilleteacher.html)
Ernsting, Jason / Rockford/ 3.04/ Former teacher at Orangeville High School/ Fled after being questioned in November 2001 on accusations that he sexually molested a teenage student/ Was caught in Slidell, Louisiana and returned to Illinois for prosecution. (SOURCE: http://www.wtvo.com/Global/story.asp?S=1708042&nav=1qaDLUzR )
Mueller, Robert, 42/ Wheaton/ 3.04/ Former teacher and varsity basketball coach at Hinsdale Central High School for 16 years/ Accused of having a two-year relationship with a female student when she was 15 years old. ( SOURCE: http://www.nbc5.com/news/2909697/detail.html?z=dp&dpswid=2265994&dppid=65194
Sharpe, Gregory T., 37/Will County/ 2.04/ Former Lincoln-Way East High School dean and baseball coach /Pleaded guilty to having sex with two 16 year-old students in 2001. SENTENCE: Will County Judge Robert Livas sentenced Sharpe to 6 months in jail and 4 years of probation after admitting in court he had sex with two underage students in 2001, which could be reduced to 90 days for good behavior, in separate segments over the next four years to allow him to keep his job. Prosecutors said they wanted Sharpe incarcerated, but Sharpe's attorney argued for leniency. (Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/chi-0401310064jan31,1,467982.story?coll=chi-newslocalssouthwest-hed)
Vonderohe, Michael, 26/ 3.04/ Edwardsville/ Former art and religion teacher Metro-East Lutheran High School/ Edwardsville Intelligencer reported that Vonderohe pleaded guilty to having sexual relations with a 17-year-old student/ SENTENCED to probation, serve three years of probation and give up his teaching certificate.
Woodson, Regina, 29/ Chicago/2.04/ Former teacher’s aide at Sipley School in Woodridge/ Pleaded guilty to criminal sexual abuse of 12 year-old boy she met while she was an aide/ SENTENCED: to 3 years in prison for sexually abusing a 12-year-boy she claimed she was tutoring. The paper reported that the victim's parents trusted her so much that they left him with her while they went on vacation. SOURCE: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/nearwest/chi-0402240142feb24,1,398923.story?coll=chi-newslocalnearwest-hed
Wordlaw, Thaddeus 30/ Willowbrook/2.04/ Former fifth-grade teacher at McKinley School in Bellwood/ Was arrested for allegedly sexual abusing one of his 10 year-old students. SOURCE: http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/wp/02-04-04-216852.html
Alano, Dmitri B. 39, FISHERS, Ind./ 2.04/ Former Hamilton Southeastern High School band instructor / Was arrested on five felony charges of sexual misconduct with a minor. Alano was allegedly involved with a student, beginning when the girl was 14. The relationship is believed to have occurred during the girl's freshmen and sophomore years of high school. July 6, 2004 (.SOURCE: http://www.indystar.com/articles/0/118321-9730-093.html)
O’Brien, Cromwell, 40/Gary/10.01.03/ Computer system analyst for Tri-Creek School Corp./ Found guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor and child molestation. He had sex with a now 16-year-old child on a weekly basis from 9.1999 to 1.2003. The victim was not in the school system. SENTENCED: Lake County Criminal Court Judge Raymond Kickbush sentenced O’Brien to 30 YEARS. He could have gotten 50 years.
Roach, Jeffrey/New Castle/1.04/-Former assistant superintendent for New Castle Schools/ Was allegedly arrested in Skiles Test Nature Park (Indianapolis) for indecent exposure. The park was under surveillance because of complaints that men were gathering there to exchange sexual favors. A park ranger allegedly found Roach masturbating in his car. (SOURCE: http://www.thestarpress.com/articles/8/013334-3518-004.html)
Stout, Lori, 31/1.04 / Former Wellington High School teacher and volley ball coach/ Charged with unlawful sexual relations for having a homosexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student. Stout has been working for the school district since 1998. (SOURCE:http://www.kake.com/news/headlines/584162.html)
1.04 WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. — The parents of two teenage boys who had a sexual affair with their school's dropout prevention coordinator have sued the Grant County school district, claiming it failed to protect their children. The civil suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Covington, alleges the district hired the coordinator knowing she didn't have the proper training, was made aware the coordinator might be having inappropriate relations with students, and failed to investigate those concerns.(Source: http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/01/04ky/met-4-suit01040-3341.html)
Brown, Jermaine/ Louisville/ 02.04/ - Former security monitor and boys' basketball coach at Conway Middle School in southwestern Jefferson County/ Named Mr. Basketball in Kentucky in 1991 after leading Fairdale High School to back-to-back state championships. He played at the University of Tennessee and Georgetown College, then professionally in Australia and England/ Pleaded guilty in December 2003 to third-degree rape and sodomy involving a 15 year old female student/ SENTENCED: to three years in prison. (SOURCE: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/7900188.htm)
Fawbush, Stanley Keith, 49/ Oldham/ 2.04/ Former Liberty Elementary School teacher/ Indicted on charges of molesting a 7-year-old boy 10 years ago. The allegations came from a 17-year-old male student at Buckner Alternative High School who says Fawbush fondled him when he was a second-grader in Fawbush's classroom in 1993-94 school year. SOURCE: http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/02/06ky/met-front-indict02060-6238.html
Kazmarek, Gary, 62/ Louisville/ 11.03/ Former teacher and coach at Our Mother of Sorrows/ Pleaded guilty to a total of 14 counts of sexually abusing of 5 boys he coached or taught between 1968- 1973. SENTENCED: 13 YEARS PRSION- will be eligible for parole in 31 months. (Source: www.courier-journal.com)
Lillian, Stephen,41/ Louisville/Former St. Joseph's school basketball coach in the 1990s/ Pleaded guilty to 18 counts of unlawful transaction with a minor/Lillian allegedly found teenage boys in a local park, invite them to his home and give them alcohol. (SOURCE: http://www.fox41.com/news/news_detail.asp?id=13601§ion=2 )
MacKay, Jonathan, 45/ Howe/ A former commandant at Howe Military School/ Charged with performing a sex act on a 14-year-old student on two occasions. Charges against Mackay were dismissed in a previous case involving a former student. )Source: http://www.whas11.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D7VVCAE82.html)
Meredith, David L/Louisville/ 8.03/ Worked for Jefferson County Public Schools since 1981 and was choral teacher at Highland since 1989/ Pleaded guilty to attempting to receive child pornography. Receipts with Meredith’s name and address were found by Postal Inspectors in a Florida warehouse used by a company selling child pornography videos. As part of a plead agreement, U.S. Attorney Marisa Ford said her office has recommended that Judge Charges Simpson, II SENTENCED Meredith to 33-41 MONTHS IN PRISON. He would not be eligible for parole or probation. (Source: www.courier-journal.com)
Tolliver, Bryan, 32/Harrodsburg/2.04/ Former girls basketball coach at Harrodsburg High School/ Charged with first-degree sexual abuse for allegedly touching a female juvenile in an inappropriate place and forced her to touch him in an inappropriate place. SOURCE: http://www.amnews.com/public_html/?module=displaystory&story_id=4823&format=html
Dotson, Marvin/ Plaquemine/ 1.04/ Former Plaquemine High School assistant football and basketball coach and taught physical education and dynamics of effective study is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile/ Accused of inappropriate contact incident involving a 16-year-old girl in the school’s locker room on Oct. 24. Source http://www.theadvertiser.com/news/html/FE412C33-FF02-4E3B-A803-44878D43F355.shtml
Fricke, Jr. Irvin, 68 /New Orleans/10.03/ Owner of a Music Studio in Kenner and New Orleans/ Pled guilty to 2 counts molestation, one count attempted molestation and 1 count sexual battery for acts he performed on 4 children. The victims were 9-11 years old and one victim who was molested several years ago is now 25 years old. SENTENCE: Judge Patrick McCabe of the 24th Judicial District Court sentenced Fricke to 15 years in prison.
MAINE: 2/04Authority estimates that as many as 100 additional former students will make claims of physical and sexual abuse against the Gov. Baxter School for the Deaf previously called the Maine School for the Deaf before the filing deadline in 2006. To date there are 240 complainants. The Press Herald reports in addition to everyday slapping, hitting and punching, some students allege being tied up, having their genitals whipped, and being hung naked from a tree. It is alleged that some students and their parents complained to government authorities about the abuse when it was occurring. However, school officials denied it, and for years no one believed them until an investigation by the Maine Attorney General's Office in 1982 determined that physical and sexual abuse had occurred. However, no administrators or staff was ever prosecuted.
Donnelly, George/Boxford Tri-Town/ 01.04/Catholic Brother/ 1.04/ Popular staff member at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers for almost 20 years/ Local Newspaper reported that Headmaster Albert "Skip" Shannon told parents at a meeting that Donnelly admitted to two incidents of sexual misconduct with a former student 10 years ago. The district attorney, to whom Shannon reported the behavior, which did not involve physical contact did not consider it "rising to the criminal level," Shannon said. Donnelly voluntarily resigned.
Godman, Donald Edward, 27/ Baltimore /2.04/ Former band assistant at North Carroll High School/ Has been charged with four counts of sending child pornography over the Internet to two teen-age students whom he allegedly solicited to pose naked for him. Godman is charged with two counts of disseminating child pornography and two counts of soliciting the girls to pose naked, court documents state. The charges involve incidents in November 2002 and December 2002. SOURCE: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/carroll/bal-md.ca.band14feb14,0,2553800.story?coll=bal-local-carroll
Henry, Sam, 32/Salisbury/10.03/ Former teacher at Snowhill High School/ Pled guilty to molesting 2 male students in Worcester County Circuit Court. According to the pleas, he does not admit guilt, but acknowledges that there is evidence, which could lead to a conviction.
Hyde, William /Westminister / 1.04/ Former county school superintendent/ Carroll County Judge Luke Burns sentenced Hyde to 15 years in prison, with all but 18 months suspended, for the rape and sexual abuse of a young girl. Hyde was given a suspended 5-year sentence for third-degree sex offense, a 10-year sentence with all but 18 months suspended for second-degree rape, and a suspended 5-year sentence for child abuse by a guardian. All sentences will run concurrent. (Source: http://www.herald-mail.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=71224&format=html)
Macedo, Jose, 42/Baltimore/10.03/Ballet teacher/ appealing conviction of sexual assault. The alleged victim was a student, now 15. Macedo molested her during private lessons. The girl said the abuse started with she was a pre-teen. He is also accused of sexually abusing two more students. UPDATE: SENTENVED: 20 YEARS- ALL BUT 6 SUSPENDED. He faces two more trials in separate accusations.
Matthews, Randall S. 48/ Westminster/ 1.04/Pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse and providing alcohol to minors after admitting that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl at his daughter's sleepover party -- where he provided beer to her and other members of Westminster High School's girls basketball team. Nine of the girls were suspended from the school's basketball for the 2002-03 season. (Source: http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/carroll/bal-conviction0114,0,4034747.story?coll=bal-home-headlines)
Hall, E.A. "Cliff" Clifford /1.04/ Middleboro/ DARE Officer/ The Plymouth County District Attorney's office has filed one count of indecent assault and battery on a child over 14 and one count of indecent assault and battery of a child under 14 against D.A.R.E. police officer E.A. "Cliff" Clifford Hall. The allegations occurred while Hall was off-duty. Source:http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articles/2004/01/31/news/news/news05.txt
Hoyt, Eben, J, 70/Lawrence/ 5.23.97/ School Bus Drive/ Pleaded guilty to molesting an 8 year old girl on his bus. SENTENCED: PROBATION & undergo counseling & register as a sex offender. An adult was supposed to monitor all his meeting with children under 16 years old. UPDATE: Aug.16.1998- Paper reported Hoyt did not register with Lawrence police as a sex offender and has been charged with molesting more children. He allegedly repeatedly raped two girls beginning in 1990. The assaults game to light when one of the victims learned about AIDS in school and ask her mother is she could be tested.
Pathiakis, Gregory, 24/ Middleboro/ 1.04/ Former Middleboro High School teacher is charged with raping a 15-year-old student in a Brockton parking lot later in December. The day before he was arrested, he worked as a substitute teacher at Brockton High School. http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/2755468/detail.html
Peabody, Douglas/Newburyport/ Former middle school teacher/ Pleaded guilty to child rape. (Source: The Boston Channel Station Report: “Many Lose License Over Alleged Sexual Assault” 10.06.03)
Shockro, John/Mattapoisett/ Former basketball coach/ Convicted of raping two school girls (SOURCE: The Boston Channel Station Report:” Many Lose License Over Alleged Sexual Assault” 10.0.03)
3/04/ Grand Rapids : An 18 year-old South Haven High School male student is charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly inappropriately touched three different girls at the high school over the past several months.
Bigalke, Gordon P, 71/Essexville/ Former teacher in Essexville schools/Convicted in 1987 and 1988 on 2 counts of second degree criminal sexual contact. SENTENCED: 7-15 UEARS IN PRISON AND ORDERED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER. He served 6 years. During his trial a businessman, a police officer and a military officer testified that Bigalke molested them when they were students. 12.2003 Bigalke is on the board of an acting troupe, The Bay City Players. It was discovered that the troupe, with Bigalke, had performed in at least 3 schools. He has agreed not to visit any schools with the troupe. (Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/bctimes/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1070984712310000.xml)
Couturier, Randall, 58/Bay County/10.03/ Wife is teacher for Bay City Public School System/ Convicted of molesting two 1st graders. Sentenced: 6 YEARS IN PRISON, /The Bay City Public School System is being sued by the victim’s parents because the molestation took place in Couturier’s wife’s classroom. Couturier was allegedly allowed in the school as a volunteer. The abuse happened when he held the students in his lap at the computer test-taking table.
Fry, Craig, 49/ MI/ 1.04/ Former Leslie High School special education teacher/ Charged with one count each of 1st, 3rd and 4th degree criminal sexual conduct. The charges, which involve penetration, touching and sexual contact, stem from allegations that Fry had sexual conduct with a 16-year-old special education student SOURCE :http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/584947.html
Potter, Gary, 40/Grand Rapids / 2.04/ Former Coach for the Grand Rapids Amateur Hockey Association/ Charged with possession of child pornography (SOURCE: http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1640589&nav=0RceKlEI)
Zangara, Brian 33/ Sandusky, Michigan/ 3.04/ Former P.E. teacher at Croswell-Lexington High for five years/ Charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct. The incidents allegedly took place on school grounds. ( SOURCE: http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/news/031404_AP_r2_cros_lex_charges.html )
Cassi, David, 48/11.03/ Warroad/Former janitor at Warroad High School/ Pleaded no contest to 5th degree criminal sexual contact with a male student. Sentenced: ORDERED TO SPEND 15 DAYS IN JAIL. (Source: Grand Forks Herald)
Feil, Julie, 32/ Former high-school teacher/ Pleaded guilty in 1998 to having a three-month sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy in her English class. source: http://www.courttv.com/archive/trials/friedman/otherteachers.htm
Gay, William Arthur/ 1.04 Bloomington/ Former Bloomington School custodian/Accused of sexually abusing six young girls who attended the elementary school where he worked. Gay allegedly let a child into a classroom to retrieve a forgotten book, allegedly touching her sexually while the child's mother waited for her in a hallway, according to court documents. Gay told officers that he had sexual contact with more than a dozen girls, court document state. Source:http://www.mnsun.com/story.asp?city=Bloomington&story=128180
Konrad, Russell/ Kaal/ 12.03/ Former band teacher at Albert Lea High School/ Pled guilty to criminal sexual contact. SENTNECED: to 10 years PROBATION, must register as a sex offender, can’t have contact with minors, except relatives and complete treatment program. (Source: www.kaaltv.com)
Staydohar, Dick Lee 59/ Warroad/ 3.04/ Former teacher for over 30 years, retired September 2003/ Pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse in 2002 with a 15-year-old female who was his student.(SOURCE: http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/8233336.htm)
VanBennekom,Charles 55/ Grand Rapids/ 3.04/ Former school custodian/ Charged with sexual assault/ He is accused of molesting a 17-year-old girl more than 4 years ago at an elementary school. SOURCE: http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-13/1079663046228320.xml
Holder, Craig, 40/ AKA “Achy Breaky Cowboy/ Lumberton/10.29.03/ Former janitor at a Lumberton Elementary School/ Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of child molestation. He was called “Achy Breaky Cowboy” when he was a local wrestler. Sentencing set for 11.7.03. (Source: www.wdam.com)
Chmela, Tammy, 33/ St. Louis, MO/ 2.04/ A former substitute teacher from Crystal City/ Pleaded guilty Feb. 17 to one count of second-degree statutory rape and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy involving two boys, ages 14 and 15. Prosecutors have recommended that Chmela receive probation as part of a plea agreement. Her sentencing is scheduled for April 13. (SOURCE:: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/News/St.+Louis+City+/+County/8E85333C3B83E5EB86256E440022CD5F?OpenDocument&Headline=Former+teacher+is+sentenced+to+5+years+in+sex+abuse+case)
Hamm, Joseph E., 49/Kansas City/ 11.03/ Former music teacher at Central High School/ Pled guilty to sexually assaulting a young boy at his home. He admitted to sexually assaulting the 7-year-old boy from July –Nov 2001 in exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped 4 other charges including kidnapping and possession of child pornography. (Source: Jackson County Circuit Court/Kansascity.com)
Marvel, Jeffrey, 33,/ St. Louis/ 12.02/ Former football coach and special education teacher at Northwest High School in Cedar Hill,/ SENTENCED: 11 concurrent seven-year prison terms after he pleaded guilty to seven counts of statutory sodomy and four counts of statutory rape involving a 15-year-old girl.
Medley, Janet, 39/ St. Louis / 2.04/ A former special education teacher in the Grandview School District in Jefferson County MO/ SENTENCED: Three concurrent 5 years prison terms for having a sexual relationship with one of her students. Medley was convicted of one count of second-degree statutory rape and two counts of second-degree statutory sodomy. Medley is married and has three children. Medley could be eligible for parole in about a year.
Lally, Mark H. 54/ Missoula/2.04/ Former Sentinel High School industrial arts teacher/ Convicted of sexually assaulting a young female under 16, at various times over a five-year period/ SENTENCED: 20-year suspended sentence. The victim was not one of Lally's students. (SOURCE: http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2004/02/26/news/local/news05.txt)
Tate, Bret/ Hamilton/2.04/ Former band teacher in the junior high and high school as well as a photography class at Stevensville/ A former student filed a civil suit alleging Tate sexually assaulted him. Tate was never criminally charged. The plaintiff graduated from Stevensville High School in 2002 and was Tate's student for five years. (SOURCE: http://www.ravallinews.com/articles/2004/02/19/news/news02.txt)
Weber, Anthony/Millard/ 12.03/ Former 6th grade English teacher at Kiewit Middle School/ Pleaded to sexually abusing two brothers. SENTENCED: Judge J. Patrick Mullen sentenced Weber to 6-10 YEARS IN JAIL. He has a mandatory release date of 5 years but could be earlier for good behavior. (Source: http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/543202.html)
Whittaker, John Earl, 31/ Las Vegas / 11.03/ Former 4th grade teacher at Dearing Elementary School/ District Judge John McGroarty SENTENCED: Whittaker TO 13 YEARS IN PRISON for collecting pornographic images of children- including one of his won students on his school and home computer.
Gardner, James/02.01 /Hobbs/ Former principal at Hobbs High School/ Convicted on 4 counts of criminal sexual contact with minor. Appealed. Update: 9.23.03: Appeals affirmed Gardner’s conviction.
12.03 A. Hammonton High School student reportedly sexually assaulted a younger boy in the school's locker room after school early December, leading to his arrest on third-degree aggravated sexual assault charges. The 16-year-old is alleged to have attacked a 14-year-old boy in the school's locker room shower area. (Source: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/atlantic/123103ATTACK_D31.html)
Lapetina,John 22/ Pittsgrove Township/ 1.04/ Former music and band teacher who worked with elementary and high school-aged children in the Gateway Regional and Wenonah school districts/ Charged with possessing or downloading child pornography. Federal officials say Lapetina is one of about a dozen New Jersey residents who allegedly paid to gain access to a Web site that contained child pornography. SOURCE: http://www.nj.com/news/gloucester/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1074244560322060.xml
Brokop, III, Arthur/ 11.03/Farmington/ Former substitute teacher for Farmington public school district./ SENTENCED: CURRENTLY SERVING 3 YEARS for criminal sexual contact of a minor. He placed three 3rd grade girls on his lap and touched them. The parents of the young girls are suing the school district. (Source: www.daily-times.com)
Rodriguez, Phil, 24/Rio Rancho/12.03/ Former Rio Rancho Mid-High School security guard and C Team basketball coach / Charged with three counts each of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor and one count of tampering with evidence. The victim was a 14-year-old girl on his team/ Found guilty of one count each of sexual penetration of a minor and criminal sexual contact. He was found not guilty on two other criminals sexual penetrations and the other sexual criminal contact charges. The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on one count of tampering with evidence. (Source: http://www.observer-online.com/articles/2003/12/22/news/anews1.txt)
Duran, Paul, 36/Alamogordo/11.03/ Former Band Director at Yucca Junior High in Clovis/ Pleaded guilty to 6 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and 4 counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor. The student attended Yucca Junior High School. SENTECED: MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN PRISON.
2.04/ New York City settled a federal lawsuit filed by five female 8th grade students who were forced to undergo tests for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases after they skipped school to attend a "hooky party" where there was sexual activity. When they returned to the school after the party they were called into the principal's office and told they could not return to school without a doctor's statement that they were tested. (SOURCE: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=BRF%20STD%20Tests)
1.04 A Fulton Junior High School eighth grade football player will stand trial next month on charges he sodomized a teammate in the locker room last fall. (Source: http://www.oswegodailynews.com/homearticle.asp?id=38420§ion=home&network=Oswego)
1.04 A Pennsylvania judge has sentenced three of New York’s Mepham High School teens accused of sexual assault. The youngest teen, 16, was sentenced to probation and community service. He will be allowed to return to New York but was barred from the high school in Bellmore. The two other 17 year-olds were sentenced to juvenile detention facilities, one of them to a military-style boot camp. All three Varsity football players were placed on indefinite probation and will have to seek medical counseling. They were charged as juveniles with numerous felonies for allegedly sodomizing three younger players at a preseason training camp in Wayne County, Pennsylvania in August. (SOURCE: http://www.news12.com/LI/topstories/article?id=98871)
DeJesus, Felicita, 30 / 2.04/ Former secretary at Ossonging High School/ Accused of carrying on an affair with a former basketball star at the school from the time he was 15 until he graduated. In a Civil suit a federal jury has awarded $375,000 to DeJesus' victim. The jury said the Ossining school district failed to properly supervise the secretary. But school officials were cleared of charges that they knew about the affair and ignored it. (SOURCE :http://www.wnbc.com/education/2835723/detail.html)
DeLorenzo, Joseph, 57/2003/ Former science teacher at Gates Chili Middle School/ Sentenced: PROBATION after admitting he molested 3 boys.
DeMicco, Adam J., 24/ West Irondequoit/1.04/ Former Dake Junior High School teacher's aide/ Pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy on three occasions in the boys restroom of the school. State Supreme Court Justice Joseph D. Valentino said he would consider a prison term of 15 years, followed by five years of post-release supervision. But he said he would decide after reading a pre-sentence report prepared by probation officers. (Source: http://www.rochesterdandc.com/news/0105892RR6M_news.shtml)
Higgins, Thomas, 53/Manhattan/9.29.03/ Taught chemistry and coached baseball at Rice High School in Harlem’s Morning Height section/ Pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a former 15 year-old male student. SENTECED TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON.
Irvin, Michael, 34/White Plains/2002/ Former security guard at Ossining High School/ Pleaded guilty in White Plains Supreme Court to felony statutory rape of a student and was SENTENCED: PROBATION. The girl suit the school district and a settlement were reached. (Source: http://www.nynews.com/newsroom/121103/a0111ossextrial.html)
Lynch, Kimberly, 37 / Macedon/ 2.04/ Teacher's aide at Palmyra Macedon High School/ Arrested for engaging in sexual acts with a 16 year-old male student/ Lynch has been charged with criminal sexual act, sexual misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child. ( Source: http://www.10nbc.com/news.asp?template=item&story_id=10457 )
Mawhinney, Thomas/ White Plains, NY/ 3.04/ The federal government join a civil suit filed against Mawhinney, a former principal, for allegedly subjecting four female students to "severe, pervasive and objectively offensive," for more than 10 years. (SOURCE: http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--principal-sexhara0318mar18,0,799330.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire)
Nagy, Peter, 34 /2.04/ Syracuse/ Former music teacher working in a suburban Buffalo school district has been charged with possessing child pornography he accessed over school computers. (SOURCE http://www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=1650786)
Plass, Richard/ New York, 55/ 1999/ Former biology teacher and assistant principal at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan/ Pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 15-year-old student. SENTENCED: three years probation and barred from teaching again in New York City. (Source: http://wakingbear.com/sex_abuse1.htm)
Reyna,Cheryl 32/Queens, NY/ 3.04/ Former Spanish teacher at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth (Lutheran parochial high school) for 7 years/ Charged with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl who was her student.
Seigle, Ronny 48/ New York/ 1.04/ Former girls' swimming coach at the Good Shepherd School in Marine Park and a real estate broker/ Was arrested at the Forest Hills Long Island Rail Road station where he had allegedly arranged a sexual rendezvous with whom he believed was a 13-year-old girl he had met months earlier on the Internet. However, the teen he had been e-mailing explicit pictures to was an undercover New York City Police Department detective. (SOURCE: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10822397&BRD=1863&PAG=461&dept_id=152656&rfi=6)
Sims, Phillip R., 49/ Niagara Falls/ lives in Sanborn/ 2.04/ Music teacher at Gaskill Middle School for 16 years/ Accused of having a three-year affair with a female student. Was charged with statutory rape, felony criminal sexual act with a person younger than 15 and endangering the welfare of a child. (SOURCE: http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20040221/1057513.asp)
Vasquez, Joseph, 43/ 2.04/ Former High School for Humanities in Manhattan safety officer/ Arrested and charged with sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment in connection with an incident last June involving two 18-year-old male students. He is accused of groping the students in the basement of the high school. SOURCE: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/19/nyregion/19guard.html?ex=1077858000&en=d42132f22b2af0c2&ei=5062
Durham,NC/2.04 /A student at Chapel Hill High School has reported to the Chapel Hill police that two male students forcibly raped her at school. The alleged assaults happened outside the school building but on the school grounds. The police report indicated the girl suffered minor injuries. (SOURCE: http://www.herald-sun.com/orange/10-452580.html)
1.4.2004 A young man now 17, has filed a $40 million suit alleging that he was beaten by fellow members of his high school wrestling team in Rosewood High School in Goldsboro, N.C. He claims that is he was routinely beaten as a freshman on the wrestling team. The boy's family says the beatings allegedly were encouraged by the coach as a form of discipline and attitude adjustment — by his athletes, against his athletes. The boy was 14 years old, 5-5 and 115 pounds. He says his bigger teammates chased down, tore off his clothes and slapped his stomach until he cried from the pain. The more he cried, the more he was targeted. This happened at least 25 times. Once, Bob was forced to eat a can of jalapeno peppers. (Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/151624p-133561c.html)
Dudley, William Glen 29/ Jacksonville/3.04/ Former physical education and social studies teacher and an assistant coach of varsity football and junior varsity baseball at Jacksonville High School/ Is accused of engaging in intercourse or a sexual act with a female student. (SOURCE: http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/GlobalTemplates/Details.cfm&StoryID=20777&Section=News)
Fulton, Robert 52/ Kernersville, NC/3.04/ Former Glenn High School teacher/ Charged with 6 felony counts for allegedly having sexual contact with a female student. ( SOURCE: http://www.wxii12.com/education/2923940/detail.html)
Jean-Pierre, Dwens, 24 / Fayetteville./ 3.04/ Former criminal justice teacher at Grays Creek High School/ Charged with three felony counts of sexual activity with a student. He is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old female student at his residence three times between November 2003 and January 2004. SOURCE: http://www.nbc17.com/news/2907258/detail.html
Parnell, Sharon Walker. 34/ Gastonia./ 1.04/Former Grier Middle School 6th grade math teacher/ Accused of having sex with a 12-year-old student indicted on 14 sexual abuse charges. Parnell is facing charges in both Gastonia and Cramerton. The Gastonia Police Department is charging Parnell with one count of first-degree statutory rape and two counts of first-degree statutory sex offense. The Cramerton Police Department is charging her with seven counts of first-degree statutory rape and four counts of statutory sex offense. Some of the alleged sexual activity occurred at the school after and others happened on weekends at Parnell's home. Source: http://www.news14charlotte.com/content/local_news/?ArID=50909&SecID=2
Raba, Scott Adam, 27/ Wilmington/ Former Pisgah High School athletic trainer/ Has had three more sexual misconduct charges added to the existing sexual offence charges filed against him. The victims were Pisgah High students. Raba already faces eight sexual-offense-related charges for incidents dating to October 2003 involving a 15-year old female student. He is in jail. (Source: http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040113/APN/401130643&cachetime=5)
2.04 Police arrested a Kentucky man after a librarian at Mt. Healthy High School in Cincinnati,Ohio intercepted a sexual invitation to a 15 year old girl in an instant message. The instant message exchange produced a time and place for meeting. When the 24 year old showed up he was arrested. ( SOURCE: http://www.channelcincinnati.com/education/2887616/detail.html )
2.04 Two Edison High School boys admitted guilt to raping charges a female student in a car on school grounds. One boy admitted to juvenile delinquency by reason of rape, and charges of gross sexual imposition and abduction were dismissed, according to Juvenile Court records. The other boy admitted to juvenile delinquency by reason of complicity to rape, and charges of rape and abduction were dismissed, according to court records.
Bedford, John/ Elmore/1.04/ Woodmore High School's head wrestling coach has been suspended with pay following sexual harassment allegations made by female students. (SOURCE: http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/news/stories/20040116/localnews/239910.html )
Coots, David, Columbus/ Former Cline Avenue campus teacher-Mansfield School District/ Pleaded no contest to having sex with a 15 year old female student in 2000. UPDATE: 12.03 The girl and her family have sued the school district arguing that the incident could have been prevented if school officials had notified police when another 15-year-old girl made similar allegations in 1997. (Source: bucyrustelegraph.com)
Cull, Sheliah, 32/ Williamstown/10.03/ Pleaded guilty 9.24.04 to four counts of 3rd degree sodomy and 1 count of 3rd degree rape. Cull engaged in sexual activity with a 14 and 15 year old. SENTENCED: Grant Circuit Judge Stephen Bates sentenced Cull to a SUSPENDED 3 ½ YEARS & 5 YEARS PROBATION, have no contact with adolescent boys and must complete a sex offender treatment program. (Source: www.enquirer.com)
Graves, Megan, 26/ Former Groveport Madison High School teacher / Pleaded guilty on sexual battery charges stemming from a relationship with a 16 year old student. SENTENCED: 5 YEARS PROBATION ordered to surrender her teacher's license and was labeled a sexual offender. (Source: http://www.nbc4columbus.com/news/2702529/detail.html)
Higgins, Christopher F. 52/ 1.04/ Bloomfield-Meso School District/ license surrendered to avoid discipline for using a school computer to download and view pornography. Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04027/266128.stm
Kohler, Kevin, 38/Norwalk/ 11.03/ Former Band Director/ Pled no contest to one count of rape and guilty to 6 counts of sexual battery. In exchange, a second rape count and 11 counts of sexual battery, 11 counts of disseminating material harmful to juveniles and 1 count of pandering were dropped. SENTENCED: 18 YEARS IN PRISON. He faced 19 life sentences.
Luebbe, Michael, 48/ Former University of Cincinnati Professor/ Convicted of 28 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor/Sentenced to 5 years in prison and must register as a sex offender.(Source: http://www.channelcincinnati.com/education/2694357/detail.html )
Marshall, Joseph, 48/11.03/Former teacher and head coach at Carlisle High School and a teacher at Chamberlain High School/ Was under investigation by the Clear Creak Township police department for alleged sexual relations with a 16 year old girl who was a former student. Marshall was found dead in a Super8 Motel room
Ream, Jason, 29/Elyria/11.03/ Former girls’ soccer coach at Elyria High School/ Pleaded guilty to 4 counts of sexual battery for having sex with a student. SENTENCED: 1-YEAR IN PRISON. (Source: Mourningjournal.com)
Thomas, George 36/ Bedford Heights / Former Brush High School security guard/ Admitted having sex with a 17-year-old student at a hotel. The student and Thomas told police the affair was consensual. SOURCE:http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/107727817683090.xml
Tindall, Joe 29, ADRIAN/2.04/ An employee of the Adrian Training School/ Charged with several sex charges involving girls at the facility. SOURCE: http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040212/NEWS03/40212008/-1/NEWS
Pinkston, Robert/ Oklahoma City/ 1.04/ Former Southeast High School teacher / Accused of touching a 15-year-old female student on her breast and partially pulling down the girl's pants and snapping her panties while she was in class at the computer. He is also accused of rubbing his arm against another girl’s breast twice and asked her if she'd consider cheating on her boyfriend with him. One of the students told police Pinkston mentioned having a sexual dream about her. SOURCE: http://www.channeloklahoma.com/news/2771078/detail.html
Thurman, Alfred/Shawnee/ 2.98/ Convicted child molester serving a 2-year sentence at the Gail River Indian Reservation for attempted indecent exposure. Police needed a replacement for the officer who usually played McGruff the Crime Dog went to the jail and ask for a trusty. The officer picked Thurman without asking what he was serving time for. He was taken to a school as McGruff for the school’s health fair. When he pulled off the head of his costume he was recognized by one of his victims. Several parents at the fair had said they thought McGruff was inappropriately touching children and reported it to the school principal. (Source: www.News-Star.com)
1.04 Two North Bend High School junior varsity football players will go on trial March 9 on charges resulting from incidents on a team minibus and in a boys’ locker room at the high school. The two, who face felony charges of sexual penetration with a foreign object and first-degree sexual abuse and other counts, were suspended from North Bend High School in October.
1998 Bolen, Philip Laurel, 58 / 7.1998/Former teacher at the W. Verne McKinney Elementary School / P leaded guilty June 7 to first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse. He was also convicted of first-degree rape, a charge he did not contest. SENTENCED: Five years' PROBATION for sexually molesting his young girl over a seven-year period. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
10.02 Campbell, Jesse James, 22 / Beaverton/Park district swim teacher/Pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration of a 5 year old girl. SENTENCED: 15 years in prison. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Easley, Donald, 51 / 11.1999/North Portland/Newspapers reported that Easley left Texas for a new start in Oregon two years after his inappropriate behavior with a female student cost him his job as a successful high school baseball coach. In November 1999 a Washington County judge SENTENCED: 90 days in jail for aggressive sexual overtures toward young coworkers at his new job in a Beaverton gym. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Eby, David Wayne, 53 / 2.04/ of Oregon City/ Part-time umpire for adult baseball/ Convicted in Clackamas County of first-degree sexual abuse in 1981. Ten years later, he was convicted of second-degree sexual abuse and harassment./Portland Baseball Umpires Association was aware of his conviction and restricted him to coaching only adults/ Has been accused of harassing a 16-year-old West Linn High School cheerleader. He allegedly passed a Valentine's Day poem to a cheerleader at a West Linn High School basketball game and tried to touch her. SOURCE: http://www.oregonlive.com/metrosouthwest/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_southwest_news/1077282329123581.xml
Eli, Brad J/11.02/Former Colton High Soccer coach/SENTENCED by Clackamas County Circuit Judge John Lowe to one year in jail and 60 months' probation for having a sexual relationship with a girl at the school. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Everson, Mark, 49/ Portland/ Former Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps associate instructor at La Pine High School/ Charged with one count of sex abuse in the third degree and three counts of attempted sex abuse. The charges involve a female who was about age 18 at the time the alleged offenses occurred. SOURCE: http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=64191
Harris, James, 25/12.11.03 / Former Skyview High technology instructor/Pleaded guilty to having sex with a student, five days before he was scheduled to stand trial on a higher charge. Harris admitted to one count of second-degree sexual misconduct with a minor. Sentencing was set for Dec. 30. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Gage, William Ray, 58/ Portland/1.04/ Former Portland Middle School teacher for 33 years/ Charged with sexual battery against two 13 and 11 year-old female students. SOURCE: http://reviewappeal.midsouthnews.com/news.ez?viewStory=17867
Heilman, Stephen Thomas 51/ Salem/ Former Silverton High School teacher and coach / He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of sexual abuse while a felony count of sexual abuse were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. SENTENCED: TWO DAYS IN JAIL and five years on probation for touching the breasts of a student, must register as a sex offender and cannot be around minor children except for his daughter and cannot teach, coach or mentor children during the period of his probation and pay the victim $7,500 in compensation. (SOURCE: http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=75173)
Koehler, Andrew, 49/12.03 / Former Evergreen School District teacher / Pleads no contest to charges that he molested two boys. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Leichty, Mark, 43 / Albany/3.04/ Former 6th science teacher at North Albany Middle School. He taught at Waverly Elementary School before beginning to teach at North Albany Middle School in 1993/ Was arrested on sex-abuse charges/ Is accused of first-degree sexual abuse involving physical contact with female students. SOURCE: http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2004/03/11/news/community/thuloc05.txt
McPartlin, John J., 42/Portland /3.04/ Former employee at Clear Creek Middle School in Gresham/ Accused of committing sex crimes against five boys, ages 13-17. He is charged with state crimes of sodomy, sex abuse, compelling prostitution, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor and using a child in a display of sexual conduct and federal crimes of using the Internet to solicit sex from up to 11 minors, most of whom were students at Clear Creek Middle School, where McPartlin worked. SOURCE: http://www.kgw.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D817CUMO3.html
McFarlane, Brian James 38/ La Pine, Ore/3.04/ Former special education assistant at La Pine Elementary School/ Pleaded guilty to two counts of sodomy for molesting two victims over a three year period. SENTENCED to more than eight years in prison/ (SOURCE: http://www.bendbulletin.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=13021)
Mayberry, Derrick, 23/Portland/ 12.11.03 / Former teachers aid at Whitman Elementary School, volunteer at New Beginning Christian Center and Volunteer little league baseball coach/ Pleaded guilty to raping a 15 year old female and attempting to rape a 13 year old girl. SENTENCED: 3 YEARS PRISON (Source: http://www.koin.com/webnews/20034/20031210_mayberry.shtml)
Mercer, Debi, 42 / 11.1994/ Former teachers aide and district attorney's wife/Convicted and SENTENCED in July 1994 to five years probation after pleading guilty to first-degree official misconduct and third-degree sexual abuse involving a middle school male student. She was brought before the sentencing judge again after she admitted she entered a school to leave her daughter a uniform. The judge warned Mercer that he would revoke her probation if she violates her probation again. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Oluwalanam, Samuel O., 44/12.01/ Former Oregon City High School teacher/Pleaded guilty to rape and sexual abuse of a young girl. Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Raymond R. Bagley Jr. SENTENCED: 14 years and seven months in prison. (Source www.oregonlive.com)
Patton, Robert Paul, 34/8.03/ Former Sherwood High School principal/Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of third-degree sexual abuse and no contest to first-degree possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child. SENTENCED: 6 Months in Jail and 1 1/2 years in a halfway house and must register as a sex offender after admitting to sex with a 16 year old boy. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Pool, Jason/2003/ Silverton/ Former Mark Twain Middle School teacher /Pleaded guilty to charges of harassment of a sexual nature stemming from an incident involving a female minor in June 1998. Pool also states plans to enter the Army in the near future. (Source: http://www.eastvalleynews.com/appeal/article.cfm?i=3)
Smith, Robert Roy, 58/11.04.03/ Former Science teacher at Conestoga Middle School/Pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of second-degree sexual penetration with a foreign object and two counts of third-degree rape in the abuse a student when she was 13 and 14. SENTENCED: 10 years in prison. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Waage, David Paul, 34/10.1999/ Former gymnastics teacher/Pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing child pornography stemming from his videotaping and photographing teen-age girls. Waage videotaped and photographed at least 12 girls ages 12 to 17 while they changed clothes and bathed in his home. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Worden, Jack L, 66/9.1999/ Former teacher in the Rainier School District/Columbia County Circuit Court Judge Steven B. Reed sentenced Worden to three-years in prison for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl in 1991. At the time of the abuse, the child was one of Worden's students. However, the girl didn't report the crime until 1997. (Source: www.oregonlive.com)
Anderson, Amy, 33/ 1.04/ Grove City/ Former counselor at a school for troubled boys/ Pleaded guilty to a five-month-long sexual relationship with one of her charges, whom she also helped to escape more than a year ago. Authorities said she also helped another boy escape from the school and drove that teenager to West Virginia. She faces as much as 3.5 to 26 years in prison when she is sentenced Feb. 24. (SOURCE: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/2746218/detail.html)
Duross, Brian, 43/ Philadelphia/2.04/ Former head coach of the girls' basketball team at Archbishop Wood Catholic High School in Warminster/ Suspended after a former student accused him of sexually abusing her a dozen years ago. SOURCE: http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/7987257.htm
Fritter, Elisa, 39/ East Coventry Township/11. 03/ Former Pottstown Lacrosse Association for Youth Coach/ Pleaded guilty in July 2003 to multiple counts of indecent assault & statutory sexual assault. She met her victims, two teen boys, while coaching her 13-year-old son’s lacrosse team. In addition to the sex acts, she has admitted to hosting drinking parties for teens, Chester County Judge William P. Mahon will sentenced at a later date.( Source: www.pemmlive.com/newsflash/)
Mansfield, Troy, 33/ Reading/3.04/ Former teacher at Hamburg Elementary School/ Is accused of allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student, now 13, more than 40 times in 2001 and 2002. He was the girl's 3rd grade teacher but moved to the middle school in 2001. (SOURCE: http://www.thewgalchannel.com/education/2925508/detail.html)
Onderdonk, Adriaan L. 47/1.04/ Math teacher in Oxford Area School District, Chester County/ license revoked after conviction for indecent exposure (Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04027/266128.stm)
Pasquarello, Robert, 50/ Norristown/ Teacher’s aide at the Miquon School from Sept.1997-Jan.2003. He worked in the nursery program and in the kindergarten program/ Pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors counts of indecent assault.
Staton, Ada, 30/Pottstown/11.03/ High School teacher and wrestling coach in Phoenixville area/ Pled guilty to 15 counts of corruption of a minor for having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old female student in 2003. SENTENTENCED: Chester County Common Pleas Court President Judge Howard Riley sentenced Staton to 5-23 MONTHS IN PRISON AND 3 YEARS PROBATION.
Caniglia, Andrew J., 30/ Warwick, RI/ 09.1991/ Former Pop Warner football coach and Little League umpire was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded no contest to charges of sexually assaulting teenage boys. (Source: www.projo.com)
Harrington, David B., 43/ Warwick, RI native/ 08.1987/ former high school principal/ Pleaded guilty to 6 counts of child abuse in Maryland, where he was arrested early this year for molesting young boys. (Source: www.projo.com)
Messa, Thomas J./ Providence, RI/ 09.1986/ Former fifth grade teacher at George J. West School/ Found guilty of molesting six of his pupils. SENTENCED to 6 years of a 10-year prison term, with the remaining 4 suspended, on each of five counts of second-degree sexual assault. (Source: www.projo.com)
Hale, Matthew LeRoy, 28/ Charleston/ 2.04/ A former Moncks Corner police officer and a school resource officer at Berkeley Alternative/ Charged with assaulting a 16-year-old female student at Berkeley Alternative School. Hale also has been charged with assaulting a temporary female employee of the Moncks Corner Police Department. SOURCE: http://www.charleston.net/stories/020704/loc_07officer.shtml
McSwain, Jason 27/ Gaffney/1.04/ Former chemistry teacher and basketball coach at Gaffney High School/ Admitted he had sex with three students. Circuit Judge Mark Hayes sentenced McSwain to 10 years, then suspended it to home detention and five years probation. He also must register as a sex offender and enroll in therapy. (SOURCE: http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040113/APN/401130574)
Peterson, Harry Dale/Charleston/11.22.03/ Former calculus teacher at Pinewood Preparatory School/ Entered a conditional plea of guilty to possession of child pornography. By entering the plea he admits he is guilty but keeps the right to appeal a judge’s decision earlier that rejected his motions to dismiss the charges and throw out the evidence against him.
Robertson, Rebecca Shaffer 25/ Hilton Head /2.04/ Former Hilton Head High School teacher/ Charged with having sex with one of her students. Robertson is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct for engaging in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old between Nov. 1 and 25 at her home in Port Royal, according to the arrest warrant. She also is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for giving a 15-year-old alcohol and a 16-year-old alcohol and cigarettes.(SOURCE: http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/story/3366805p-2996939c.html)
Underwood-Sheppard, Phillip, 45/Beaufort/4.25.03/ Former music teacher at Beaufort County School/ Pleaded guilty, but mentally ill to 7 counts of indecent exposure and 1 count of assault and battery of a high aggravated nature- totaling 14 counts and no contest to 5 counts. His lawyer submitted a doctor’s mental evaluation that said Underwood-Sheppard suffers from pedophilia and was powerless to control his impulse. Victims ranged from 6-13 years of age. All but one victim was a student at Coosa Elementary School. The other victim was a student at James J. Davis Elementary. Ten victims have come forward. SENTENCED: Judged Jackson Gregory sentenced him to 25 YEARS IN PRISON.
Vail, Mark Edward, 31/ Charleston, SC/ 1.04/ A former teacher and coach at the First Baptist Church School in Charleston is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student. Allegedly the student told her father she had sex with Vail, and the family's attorney contacted the sheriff's office.
Fults, Steven Craig, 38/ Murfreesboro/2.04/ A former Barfield teacher and soccer coach/ Convicted in November, 2003 on 24 counts of rape, statutory rape and sexual battery by an authority figure./ The family of a boy who was raped by Fults has filed a $21 million federal lawsuit against the teacher and the school systems in Rutherford and DeKalb counties and Barfield School Principal. The suit ask for $15 million from the Rutherford and DeKalb school boards, plus the additional costs of paying for any past, present and future medical and psychological treatment stemming from the rapes.
(SOURCE: http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/02/47480600.shtml?Element_ID=47480600 )
Harris, Thomas/ Rutherford County/ A former Oakland High School algebra teacher and assistant football coach and music minister at Hillview Baptist Church in Murfreesboro./ Married, father of two/ Accused of having a four month sexual relationship with a 15 year-old girl. Harris allegedly had sex with the student in his classroom during lunch and no one noticed. SOURCE: http://www.newschannel5.com/content/news/4169.asp
Johnson,Millard Oneil/ Shelbyville/ Former agriculture teacher at Shelbyville Central High School and sponsor of Future Farmers of America at the Bedford County Vocational Center/ Charged with sexual battery by an authority figure after a student said he had improper contact with her and attempted sexual battery by an authority figure and assault. The victim is a 17 year-old student. Source:http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/01/45545531.shtml?Element_ID=45545531topnews
Offut, David, 51/ Nashville/ 2.04/ Former teacher at Pearl Cohn High School/ Accused of molesting a relative over a period of several years in the late `90s and once in 2003. Offut was arrested in December in Rutherford County on similar charges for acts that occurred there. He lived in LaVergne until recently. SOURCE:http://www.newschannel5.com/content/news/3829.asp
3.04 WOAI, San Antonio/ A local paper reported that police are investigating charges that a 17 year-old boy raped a 14 year old girl at Samuel Clemens High School. The sexual assault allegedly happened in the school parking lot. Police say the girl told her mother that same night. Her mother then alerted authorities. SOURCE: http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=637A3432-2426-43D6-8E61-81DEA2C58581
DALLAS -- Five Dallas middle school students are in juvenile custody, accused of trying to gang rape a 13-year-old girl. The attempted sexual assault happened at Anderson Learning Center in South Dallas. Dallas Independent School District investigators said a teacher's aide took the special education students to the gym and left them alone while making a phone call. Male students, ages 12 to 14, then took the female student into the locker room, held her down and attempted to gang rape her. The victim of the attack called for help, and another girl heard her, knocked the boys away from the victim and went for help. The five male suspects are charged with felony indecency with a child. If convicted, the boys could face 10 to 40 years behind bars and a treatment program for sex offenders. (Source: http://www.nbc5i.com/news/2763129/detail.html)
Brown, David, 45/Lubbock/ Former Tascosa High School in Amarillo/ Found guilty on 5 charges of indecency with a minor. He admitted to the sexual relationship with a 16 year old on 6 occasions. He collapsed in the courtroom when the verdict was read and was sent to the hospital.
Childers, Sonja, 28/ 2003/ Former school bus driver/ Convicted of molesting a 12-year-old boy. Sentenced: 5 YEARS PROBATION.
Rodriguez, Phil, 24/Rio Rancho/12.03/ Former security guard and C Team basketball coach at Rio Rancho Mid- High School/ Found guilty of one count each of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and criminal sexual contact of a minor. Rodriguez was found not guilty on two other criminal sexual penetration and two other sexual criminal contact charges. The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict of one count of tampering with evidence. The victim was 14 at the time and member of the team Rodriguez coached last season. (Source: http://www.observer-online.com/articles/2003/12/22/news/anews1.txt)
Wheat, Shannon "Doc", 39/ Bryan/Former Livingston High School trainer guilty/ Found guilty of sexual assault of a child. Wheat was accused of molesting several male students during overnight trips from Livingston to Bryan. (Source: http://www.ktre.com/Global/story.asp?S=1593120&nav=2FH5K5Gv)
Harrison, Dallas Scott/Salt Lake/11.03/ Former teacher at Union High School/ Sentenced: 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FONDLING A TEEN GIRL. The victim was not a student. Ten years ago he was convicted of groping a cheerleader on a school bus returning from a sports event. He was an unlicensed girls’ wrestling coach. State school officials state they were aware of his past when they approved his teaching certificate in 2000. They said they considered it youthful indiscretion. (Source: www.strib.com)
Huestis, Alan/Salt Lake City/ 10.03/ Business man and part-time teacher at Mountain Crest High School/ SENTENCED TO 90 DAYS IN JAIL FOR AGGRIVATED ASSAULT AND WITNESS TAMPERING. Judge Clint Judkins gave him credit for 70 days already served and 3 years probation. Two teen girls said he kissed and fondled them. He also admitted to telling two boys to lie about the assault He pled guilty after felony drug and sexual abuse charges were dropped. (Source: The Salt Lake City Tribune.)
McQuade, James Kenneth/ Salt Lake City/ 2.04/ Former science teacher at North Layton Junior High School/ Police say he touched a 12-year-old girl's bottom while giving her a massage after class in December 2002 SOURCE: http://tv.ksl.com/index.php?nid=5&sid=74010
Wilkins , Roger Alan, 37/ Salt Lake City/ 2.04/ An American Sign Language instructor who taught part time at Utah Valley State College and Salt Lake Community College — and is a convicted sex offender — is accused of rape, forcible sodomy and two counts of forcible sex abuse involving an assault on a SLCC student.( SOURCE: http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,590046151,00.html)
Penrose, Jeremy / Salt Lake City/ 3.04/ A former substitute teacher Matheson Junior High School in Magna / Accused of sexually abusing a 13 year-old student twice during U-S history class, used vulgarities, talked about sex and showed an R-rated movie in class. SOURCE: http://tv.ksl.com/index.php?nid=39&sid=79038
Austine School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing , BRATTLEBORO/2.04/ Two civil cases filed against the school were settled. Both cases alleged that school officials had knowledge of former behavior specialist John Rehkop's sexual interactions with under-age students and were negligent in hiring Rehkop, supervising and keeping him after students had complained about his conduct. Rehkop was convicted in January of four counts of sexual assault on a minor. He is facing up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each count. ( SOURCE: http://www.reformer.com/Stories/0,1413,102~8862~1980182,00.html )
Rehkop, John 33/ BRATTLEBORO/ - Former staff member of the Austine School for the deaf/ Convicted of forcing a 13-year-old student to perform sex acts on him. (Source: http://timesargus.nybor.com/Local/Story/77222.html)
Kockler, Kenneth A / 27/ 2.04/ Fredericksburg/ Former physical education teacher at Ni River Middle School in Spotsylvania/ On probation for having sex with a 15 year old girl he met on the Internet when he was arrested in March 2002 for having sex with a 12 year old/ In January 2004 was sentenced to a total of 80 years in prison with all but 10 years suspended for having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl in Stafford County/ Sentenced Feb.2004 to five years in prison for taking indecent liberties with the same girl in Spotsylvania County. The sentences will run concurrently with the first conviction. Meaning no additional time will be served. (SOURCE: http://www.freelancestar.com/News/FLS/2004/022004/02072004/1257631)
MacDonald, Douglas A. 39/ Virginia Beach/2.04/ Former First Colonial High School teacher/ Accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old female student. MacDonald allegedly had sexual relations with the student three times between August and January. He teaches at First Colonial High School. SOURCE: http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=65899&ran=12325
Marino, Frank M., 50 /2.04/ Falls Church/ Chairman of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at George Mason High School in Falls Church. In 2001, Marino was a winner of an Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher award, given by The Washington Post. / Charged with molesting a student for more than a year. The student, who no longer attends the high school, told police that he went to Manassas motels with Marino at least three times from September 2002 to October 2003. The student was 16 and 17 during the time of the alleged incidents. SOURCE :http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41108-2004Feb13.html
Marshall III, John 36/ Newport News /2.04/ Former gym teacher at Greenwood Elementary School/ Charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old female student at Greenwood Elementary School. SOURCE: http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-assault_feb06,0,5159864.story?coll=dp-headlines-
Mastaw, Frank R./ Milwaukee/ 2.04/ longtime business manager for the Hartford Union High School District was charged with bail jumping for allegedly violating the terms of his release on charges of repeated sexual assault of two children of an acquaintance over a five-year period. Mastaw was charged with violating the terms of his bail by possessing a handgun while awaiting trial on the sexual assault charges. Mastaw waived a preliminary hearing and entered not-guilty pleas to two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child in his original case. Police learned of the alleged assaults after a girl, now 15, told a school counselor in December that Mastaw had sexually assaulted her more than 20 times over three years. The first alleged incident occurred when she was 9. A man, now 20, alleges he is the other victim and was first assaulted at age 15. SOURCE: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/feb04/206925.asp
12/03 Seattle Washington/ The Seattle Times reported on 12/14/03 that over the past decade, 159 coaches in Washington have been fired or reprimanded for sexual misconduct -- nearly all of them male coaches victimizing girls. At least 98 of these coaches kept working after the allegations surfaced. The Times reported that school officials failed to investigate and sometimes ignored laws requiring them to report abuse suspicions to police.
Buckley, II, Richard.E,34/Issaquah/9.03/ Former Issaquah Middle School teacher in the 1990’s/Found guilty of molesting a 10 year old girl during an overnight visit to the victim’s home. Buckley had been dating a 16 year old girl for at least a year and his first inappropriate contact with her was when she was 13 and a student at Issaquah Middle School.
Blilie, Mark, 45/King County/8.2000/ Former teacher at Kirkland Junior High School/Convicted in 1996 of having a sexual affair with a 14-year-old student. Served 2 1/2 years in prison and was released in 1999. Judge Janice Niemi lifted a no-contact order against Blilie getting in touch with his victim after the victim, now 19 petitioned the court to remove the order. He violated the order three times while on parole. She said she's now an adult and should be able to make her own choices.
Dougherty, Michael 33/ Chehalis/A former Morton High School music teacher/ Charged with eight counts of first-degree sexual misconduct involving a 16-year-old student. Dougherty us married and the girl reportedly is a family friends and sometimes stayed at his residence, attended church with his family and went on outings with him and his family. Her family notified police after her older sister read the girl's journal. SOURCE: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/159169_Morton03ww.html
Peterson, Dennis, 50/ Former high school teacher at Sequim Community School/ Convicted of 10 counts of sexually exploiting minors for taking nude photographs of several teen girls at the school. (Source: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/51375_peterson20.shtml)
Armstrong, John/ 8.03/ St. Mary/ Former Social Studies teacher at St. Mary’s High School/ Served 5 days in jail to contributing to the delinquency of a minor in reference to sex charges.
Brizendine, William, 51/ ST. MARYS/ Former wrestling coach and guidance counselor at St. Marys High School/ Pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual assault. He was charged with sexual abuse by a guardian or custodian. Brizendine is alleged to have picked up a student, a mat maid for the wrestling team, in January 2003 at her home to take her to a wrestling match. Prior to the game they went to his office where he allegedly sexually assaulted the girl. (Source: http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/story/0114202004_new01briz.asp)
Muncey, Hobert F, 65/Big Creek/ 11.03/ Former principal at Big Creek High School, Clinic Administrator, member of the McDowell County Board of Education, Republican party figure/ Found guilty on 19 counts of the 96 counts he was charged with. He molested a 14 year old in 1985, a 17 year old who is now 40 years old and a15 year old male victim who is now 26 years old. He was also convicted of supplying pot to teens.
Trembly, Patrick Morgan, 33/Parkersburg/11.03/ Former substitute teacher at Waverly Elementary School/ Pleaded guilty to two sexual abuse charges involving a minor. Was charged with 2 counts of abduction, 2 counts of 1st degree sexual abuse and 2 counts of sexual abuse custodian involving a 6-year-old boy.
Grube, Richard, E. /Nekoosa/11..03/ Former wrestling coach at Alexander Middle School and coached children between 8-12 for the Nekoosa Knights Pup Warner Football Team/ Pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl. He was charged with sexual assault, felony bail jumping and 2 counts of knowingly violating a child abuse injunction. Besides wrestling, Grube Sentencing: Feb.2004 .(Source: Wisconsin Rapid Daily Tribune)
Mastaw,Frank R. 59/ Hartland/ 1.04/ - Bail was set at $10,000 in Waukesha County Circuit Court for Mastaw, a former longtime business manager for the Hartford Union High School District who was charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting the daughter and son of a family friend over a five-year period. (Source: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/jan04/199414.asp)
Schraufnagel, David 44/ Juneau/ 3.04/ A former parent volunteer with the cross country and track teams at Mayville High School. / Charged with ten sexual assault charges after two high school students accused him of touching them inappropriately.
Thomas,Henry E. 46/ Baraboo /2.04/ Former Baraboo High School aide/ Accused of trying to solicit sex from a high school student and made vulgar comments to children.. A 16-year-old girl claims Thomas made a variety of comments to her that day about wanting to touch her sexually. She also reported he offered her ice cream or anything she wanted in exchange for sexual contact.(SOURCE: http://baraboo.scwn.com/articles/2004/02/11/news/news4.txt)
Hodges, Robert E, 31/Cheyene/ 10. 03/ Former science teacher at Cheyenne Central High School/ SENTENCED: 10-20 IN PRISON for having sex with a 15 year old student. Three other counts were dropped when he pleaded guilty May 16, 2003. (Source: www.kgwn.tv)