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Principal facing child sex charges reassigned

Posted February 5, 2010

— Cumberland County Schools has reassigned an elementary school principal who was charged last summer with inappropriately touching a child.

Ronald Thomas Parker, 59, was moved from Eastover-Central Elementary School to a job at the school district's operations center, officials said Friday.

Parker was charged in June with statutory sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Authorities said he allegedly touched a 3-year-old girl in his Asbury Road home in late May. There were no allegations against Parker involving students at his former school, authorities said.


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  • pebbles262004 Feb 9, 2010

    Why is he still being allowed to work in the school system? Why is he not in JAIL

  • Adelinthe Feb 5, 2010

    What the heck!!!

    What are they waiting for? It to be a student???

    Boggles the mind.

    God bless.


  • validpoint Feb 5, 2010

    davidkresge1, staff at an operations center would likely not come into close contact with children; instead they act in a support role to school level educators.

  • sssh.. whisper Feb 5, 2010

    "Principal facing child sex charges reassigned"

    If there is any chance that he did this than why was he reassigned?? Shouldn't he be suspended or something (with or without pay)?? It seems to me that if he does have charges pending or an ongoing investigation than he shouldn't be around other children!!!

  • janeybelle Feb 5, 2010

    I don't know where this news station has been but you obviously haven't been to Eastover Central Elementary School. Mr. Parker has been gone from the school since early May 2009. I live in the town of Eastover and this is old, old, old news. Most parents don't think he did this and most of us know the true story but are waiting for the real story to come out in court.

  • davidkresge1 Feb 5, 2010

    Why is he allowed to be around children pending the investigation?
    This doesn't make any sense to me.