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Former volleyball coach faces indecent liberties charges

Posted February 16, 2010
Updated February 17, 2010

— A Triangle area volleyball coach was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual offenses against minors.

John Peter Skatrud coached at North Carolina State University from March 2, 2001, to Jan. 15, 2004, and more recently for the Capital City Volleyball Club. He was not an employee of either team at the time of his arrest.

He was a physical education teacher at Yates Mill Elementary School until his resignation Tuesday.

Skatrud had a first court appearance Wednesday on two counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a student. He was being held on $150,000 bond.


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  • Laney Feb 19, 2010

    I agree to a point that it is insane for convicted child molesters that were teachers to continue to get their salary but what about if they have a family? John Skatrud has a wife and two young children. How is his wife who I am sure had no knowledge of what he was doing supposed to continue to support her children and pay the bills? They are victims in these types of situations as well.

  • wayneboyd Feb 17, 2010

    Thank you Rock guitar, you answered my original question.

  • Roland K. Feb 17, 2010

    State employee unions are illegal in NC.

  • wayneboyd Feb 17, 2010

    David perhaps so, but my congregation wouldn't be required under any mandate to continue paying my salary. Are you a school teacher?

  • davidbh61255 Feb 17, 2010

    Hey, Wayneboyd you could also join the Clergy!!

  • Myra Feb 17, 2010

    Where is NC Attorney General Roy T. Cooper, who proclaimed on TV all the time he was protecting our children from predators? What is his intention to help children at the mercy of people who not only have "authority" over the students, but the LEGAL RIGHT to take them in private and hit them (aka corporal punishment). Recently convicted of Indencent Liberties with a STUDENT, Richard Priode (Band Teacher) was told he did not have to register as a Sex Offender. AGAIN, where is NC AG Roy T. Cooper and who is watching the hen house? The Fox? Shame on somebody. Typical case will end in plea deal and Probation and maybe or maybe not having to register as a sex offender. It is a felony in NC to sexually molest or have inappropriate relations with a STUDENT, no matter how old the student is. CALLING ROY T. COOPER.. please take note that this is becoming pandemic in NC -

  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Feb 17, 2010

    He was at Sanderson for more than one year...wow...you think you know somebody!

  • mattfletcher Feb 17, 2010

    First of all it is illegal to not hire someone because of their sex. Second, there are thousands of male coaches coaching females.

  • maydaymanny Feb 17, 2010

    I am sure he will be free to do it again. Probably at your child's school next.

  • wayneboyd Feb 17, 2010

    Please would someone enlighten me on this. Several months back the state of New York reported where they were spending millions keeping school child molesters housed in what they called the "rubber room" because these former teachers could not have their salaries taken from them, and could not be allowed to come into contact with children.
    Do our state employee unions forbid a state worker from losing his/her paycheck if they are dismissed from service. I am curious to know. If so if I were going to molest little children, I'd start out with a teaching certificate, that way no matter what I'd get paid to indulge in my perverted profession.