Washington County, Va. minister charg...

Washington County, Va. minister charged with sexual offenses

There are 792 comments on the TriCities.com story from Mar 1, 2012, titled Washington County, Va. minister charged with sexual offenses. In it, TriCities.com reports that:

The victim, who is now an adult, contacted the sheriff's office on Monday, Feb. 27 with the complaint.

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where

Abingdon, VA

#488 Oct 25, 2012
praying wrote:
All I have to say is four similar charges were dropped for lack of evidence. I'm not sure how they can suddenly find evidence on 124 counts of the same that were dropped. Looks more and more like a witch hunt or preacher hunt to me.
Guess time will tell. All that can be done by anyone is to pray for all that are involved and touched by this situation.
Been Praying, where have you been?
where

Abingdon, VA

#489 Oct 25, 2012
just asking wrote:
Let me ask you something,do you know John Price personally??? and if you do, how?
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Oh yes he knows him, very, very personally.
jus plain jane

Lugoff, SC

#490 Oct 25, 2012
Well i no several children that went to that school in the past has committed suicide dont no what the reason was behind it tho.
mud wrote:
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More than I wish I knew.
They need to check how money was raised and spent, they need to seize computers, they need to look into cases of abuse against other students by other students, they need to look into weapons that were brought into the school. This is so sad. So sick. That something like this could happen in Abingdon. It's larger than the 124 counts. This is large scale conspiracy on several levels for several different still undiscovered crimes. Right now we see the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more. This is a Jerry Sandusky type of case. When the dust clears I think the whole town will be reeling from the shameful things that took place within the walls of this quiet little school on the hill.
fugitive

Abingdon, VA

#491 Oct 25, 2012
mud wrote:
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More than I wish I knew.
They need to check how money was raised and spent, they need to seize computers, they need to look into cases of abuse against other students by other students, they need to look into weapons that were brought into the school. This is so sad. So sick. That something like this could happen in Abingdon. It's larger than the 124 counts. This is large scale conspiracy on several levels for several different still undiscovered crimes. Right now we see the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more. This is a Jerry Sandusky type of case. When the dust clears I think the whole town will be reeling from the shameful things that took place within the walls of this quiet little school on the hill.
Can someone tell me why under the charges for 10/23 the status says fugitive. It looks like the bail hearing was yesterday but the results of it is blank.Does anyone know what is going on?
Really

Abingdon, VA

#492 Oct 25, 2012
praying wrote:
All I have to say is four similar charges were dropped for lack of evidence. I'm not sure how they can suddenly find evidence on 124 counts of the same that were dropped. Looks more and more like a witch hunt or preacher hunt to me.
Guess time will tell. All that can be done by anyone is to pray for all that are involved and touched by this situation.
Maybe you could ask your lawyer how?
cant imagine

Johnson City, TN

#493 Oct 25, 2012
fugitive wrote:
<quoted text>Can someone tell me why under the charges for 10/23 the status says fugitive. It looks like the bail hearing was yesterday but the results of it is blank.Does anyone know what is going on?
what website ru looking at?
jus plain jane

Lugoff, SC

#494 Oct 25, 2012
fugitive wrote:
<quoted text>Can someone tell me why under the charges for 10/23 the status says fugitive. It looks like the bail hearing was yesterday but the results of it is blank.Does anyone know what is going on?
Its blank bcuz another judge took the case an reveiwing it today and will make a decision this afternoon on whether he goes to trail or if it is dropped again.
Really

Abingdon, VA

#495 Oct 25, 2012
cant imagine wrote:
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what website ru looking at?
Virginia Court System, Case Status Information.
someone who knows

Johnson City, TN

#496 Oct 25, 2012
Beware he just made bail . He just got out 30 mins ago!
david koresh

Richmond, VA

#497 Oct 26, 2012
prayer is important here for all.
Alumnus_10th-12t h_grade

Knoxville, TN

#498 Oct 26, 2012
mud wrote:
Investigate blackmail, racism, bullying, student on student crimes covered up, doctored transcripts, weapons brought to school, "teachers" abilities, cheating, physical abuse, student discipline, cleanliness, overcrowding, favortism.
I believe the community will be horrified to find out the terrible things that went on within the walls of that "school".
I can confirm that racist statements were openly made at Temple. I can confirm that he was a bully and encouraged bullying. I can confirm bullies frequently hit awkward students and on one occasion the bullied student took a bat to the bully. I can confirm that transcripts were written based upon what you needed to graduate; not based upon completed classes. I can confirm that he kept a shotgun in his office and most males, including myself, carried large pocket knifes every day to school. I can confirm that "teachers" did not in fact teach. They were more like babysitters. If you wanted to learn, you were on your own. I witnessed physical intimidation, close to physical abuse. Student discipline that I observed was mostly bullying. The facilities were not ideal, but I do not think it was necessarily overcrowded or dirty. After my freshman year of high school I took the ACT and made a 28. After three years of Temple education, i still made a 28. I have had a good deal of academic success since high school but I often wonder what I could have achieved had I had a proper high school education.
Went their too

Charlottesville, VA

#499 Oct 27, 2012
Alumnus_10th-12th_grade wrote:
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I can confirm that racist statements were openly made at Temple. I can confirm that he was a bully and encouraged bullying. I can confirm bullies frequently hit awkward students and on one occasion the bullied student took a bat to the bully. I can confirm that transcripts were written based upon what you needed to graduate; not based upon completed classes. I can confirm that he kept a shotgun in his office and most males, including myself, carried large pocket knifes every day to school. I can confirm that "teachers" did not in fact teach. They were more like babysitters. If you wanted to learn, you were on your own. I witnessed physical intimidation, close to physical abuse. Student discipline that I observed was mostly bullying. The facilities were not ideal, but I do not think it was necessarily overcrowded or dirty. After my freshman year of high school I took the ACT and made a 28. After three years of Temple education, i still made a 28. I have had a good deal of academic success since high school but I often wonder what I could have achieved had I had a proper high school education.
When did you go their ?
Alumnus

Johnson City, TN

#500 Oct 28, 2012
Rather not say, do not really want to be identified. I am still pretty embarrassed for people to find out I went to Temple. I was embarrassed anytime someone would need my high school transcript because it was so unprofessional. When I entered graduate school I was so excited that they only needed my undergraduate transcript and not my high school transcript. It was like I had finally gotten beyond my sub-standard high school education.
just wondering

Charlottesville, VA

#501 Oct 28, 2012
Why don't all u ppl that know about all this abuse that happen at that school go to the comman welth attorney and give a statement. That could help that child out alot. Thank you and God Bless
Really

Abingdon, VA

#502 Oct 29, 2012
just wondering wrote:
Why don't all u ppl that know about all this abuse that happen at that school go to the comman welth attorney and give a statement. That could help that child out alot. Thank you and God Bless
This is true. There is strength iun numbers. This brave young woman has been put through so much.
What happened

Abingdon, VA

#503 Oct 29, 2012
jus plain jane wrote:
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Its blank bcuz another judge took the case an reveiwing it today and will make a decision this afternoon on whether he goes to trail or if it is dropped again.
What happened with this?
jus plain jane

United States

#504 Oct 29, 2012
What happened wrote:
<quoted text>What happened with this?
well im not sure all i no is he out again ...im guessn he knows sumbody n the court system.
Trial

Abingdon, VA

#505 Oct 29, 2012
What happened wrote:
<quoted text>What happened with this?
Jury Trial 12/11/2012 9:00 a.m.
cant imagine

Abingdon, VA

#506 Oct 29, 2012
just wondering wrote:
Why don't all u ppl that know about all this abuse that happen at that school go to the comman welth attorney and give a statement. That could help that child out alot. Thank you and God Bless
...I have a feeling they are like myself! I went to Temple as well... Have you ever knew something wasn't right but just couldn't put your finger on it? Did I see things that I would consider abuse...absolutely! But what I saw was nothing sexual..Do I THINK this young lady is being truthful...There is NO DOUGHT in my mind! Did I know this day would come...I think anyone who attended school there did!

I think we all thought it would of been alot sooner! This is very sad for everyone involved. I can't help but to think of this young lady, and how painful this must be. I also hope and pray that his family will find healing in the days ahead; for I think they KNOW the truth as well!
jus plain jane

Shelby, NC

#507 Oct 29, 2012
Well i believe u are right on all counts...I also have seen disturbing things that also makes me think mr. price is guilty...He has also tried to intimidate me every now and again...Most of the children are afraid of him ....I wonder y....
cant imagine wrote:
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...I have a feeling they are like myself! I went to Temple as well... Have you ever knew something wasn't right but just couldn't put your finger on it? Did I see things that I would consider abuse...absolutely! But what I saw was nothing sexual..Do I THINK this young lady is being truthful...There is NO DOUGHT in my mind! Did I know this day would come...I think anyone who attended school there did!
I think we all thought it would of been alot sooner! This is very sad for everyone involved. I can't help but to think of this young lady, and how painful this must be. I also hope and pray that his family will find healing in the days ahead; for I think they KNOW the truth as well!

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