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  • mdwrfw Nov 16, 11:02 a.m.

    I have serious questions about allegations like this being posted online. An innocent person's reputation can be ruined before they are proven guilty. I realize that we need to protect minors from any kind of abuse, but we seem to forgo "innocent until proven guilty" for salacious headlines.

  • AX MAN Nov 16, 10:45 a.m.

    He must be hoping for a job at Penn State

  • piene2 Nov 16, 10:23 a.m.

    "Bond or bail is NOT intended to represent the magnitude of the ALLEGATION, nor should it. Keep in mind at this point of the judicial process, there has been no finding of fact to PROVE GUILT in a court of law.
    Bail or bond is simply a risk assessment of the accused with regard to being present for trial or fleeing from the charges.
    whoami"

    I have been trying to tell the people here that for years but, sadly they are just too obtuse (Not my first choice of description of the natives but all that will be printed) to understand that very basic legal principle.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 16, 10:13 a.m.

    I'm wondering, if he if found not guility, and the claim against were false, will they follow up and post that? I'm thinking of a bus driver who lost his job due to a claim of verbal sexual assault or mis-conduct with a minor of something like that. Never heard no more about it after they plastered his picture all over the news.

  • josephlawrence43 Nov 16, 10:06 a.m.

    I have seen several of this type of situation develop across the state--and not in one of them has the fact that the allegation was made been forgotten--regardless of guilt or innocence--the community in general and the educational establishment in particular don't overlook it--his teaching and coaching career in the public schools of NC is over.

  • dollibug Nov 16, 10:06 a.m.

    People are *falsely accused* more than anyone might think....some people just plain lie about things....and sometimes things get *slap out of control* because investigations are *botched or not performed like they should be*....it happens and it happens a lot....and it is sad when *INNOCENT PEOPLE get indicted, tried and convicted* for crimes that they are NOT GUILTY of....I think some people *rush to judgment* when they should wait and hear/see the facts first....

  • romneycare Nov 16, 8:37 a.m.

    you would think the bond be higher... this pervert/ child molester might try to skip town

  • JAT Nov 16, 8:12 a.m.

    joseph, i disagree. If he's found innocent, and if he is innocent, I hope he is, he'll be fine. It's not like Raleigh is the center of the universe and everyone knows or cares what goes on here.

  • JAT Nov 16, 8:11 a.m.

    It's the who - I don't understand your post. If a molester went around molesting every child he ran in to, he'd be easy to spot and everyone would agree he was a molester. But he doesn't, does he? He chooses one here and there but never enough to raise suspicion so that he has all these other people who say "oh, he never acted that way around me or my child", "oh he's a great person", etc. Saying that someone is innocent because he didn't act a certain way with one person means nothing. It just means he didn't act that way with that one person. It doesn't mean he didn't molest another child.

  • josephlawrence43 Nov 15, 7:39 p.m.

    Even if he is totally innocent--his career as a teacher and coach is shot. Just like the guys on the Duke Lacross team--it was proven that absolutely nothing happened--yet just the allegation will follow those boys the rest of their lives.

  • whoami Nov 15, 6:13 p.m.

    Bond or bail is NOT intended to represent the magnitude of the ALLEGATION, nor should it. Keep in mind at this point of the judicial process, there has been no finding of fact to PROVE GUILT in a court of law.

    Bail or bond is simply a risk assessment of the accused with regard to being present for trial or fleeing from the charges.

    If you were ACCUSED falsely, would you want to pay out $250,000 to maintain your freedom if you had a home and business and ties to the community?

  • Its the who what Nov 15, 4:34 p.m.

    JAT-The fact that they will choose "just one" means that you must assume that they want them all in order to make sure that everyone will be safe.

  • JAT Nov 15, 3:49 p.m.

    roy - do you think people who do things like this act that way with everyone? think again. if they did, it'd be much easier to spot them. they act that way with 1 person. a child molestor doesn't abuse every child he or she sees, only ones he or she chooses. a teacher doesn't take indecent liberties with every student, only the one he or she chooses.

  • kikinc Nov 15, 3:28 p.m.

    $2,000 bond is about right. Think about it. Indecent liberties with a student...that could possibly be a class A1 misdemeanor, meaning it was 2 consensual adults (18+) performing a consensual act, but b/c he is a teacher, it's illegal. Also, according to the statute, indecent liberties doesn't mean sexual intercourse.

    That being said, let's wait until the facts come out. Anyone can make an allegation, and there have been some cases lately that have been dropped because they couldn't be proven.

  • jhk0704 Nov 15, 2:17 p.m.

    The sad thing about these types of allegations is that the teacher is guilty until proven inncoent. I have my resevations about this case since he was only had a 2000 secured bond. Thats awfully low for what they say he has done

  • roybaileyjr Nov 15, 2:12 p.m.

    i went to western harnett high he was my couch he didnt act like that anyone here

  • st5937 Nov 15, 1:59 p.m.

    2,000 BOND THAT DOSENT SOUND CORRECT
    MAYBE IT SHOULD BE 2,000.000.00

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 15, 1:46 p.m.

    He sure has moved around a lot.

  • dwr1964 Nov 15, 1:45 p.m.

    And now will come the accusers, before a trial is even started. Yes there have been people convicted of this crime but, there have also some, recently, who have had charges dropped. With that in mind, ding ding ding......

  • Elem-Teach Nov 15, 1:41 p.m.

    There is way tooooo much of this going. Giving the honest male teachers a VERY bad rep.

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