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Coach Fired for Alleged Sex with Student; Parents Frustrated No Charges Filed Yet

There are 104 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Aug 4, 2009, titled Coach Fired for Alleged Sex with Student; Parents Frustrated No Charges Filed Yet. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

ASHTABULA, Ohio -- An Ashtabula family says they are frustrated that no charges have been filed, nearly five months after going to police, after learning their daughter was allegedly having a sexual relationship with a coach at her junior high school.

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concerned but relieved

Canton, OH

#21 Aug 6, 2009
Any time a child is vicitmized, it is tragic. However, I applaud the school district for taking fast and aggressive action. Let's remember they fired him even before a conviction. I KNOW this man is not permitted at the jr. high, legally he cannot be stopped from going to other buildings until CONVICTED. UNFORTUNATELY this has happened in many other districts-several in the county. GOOD JOB AACS for being fast acting.
coach

Canton, OH

#22 Aug 6, 2009
I agree with "Concerned but relieved."
What a terrible thing. These same horrible actions happened at neighboring Conneaut, Edgewood and I'm almost certain Geneva. As a Lakeside parent I am relieved the district did not try to hide or make excuses. Instead they terminated the person and did not put any other children at risk. They sided with "caution" and did not wait for a trial/conviction...something in this day and age is not the precedent.
horrible posts

Canton, OH

#23 Aug 6, 2009
What "Roger McCoy" said is terrible, ignorant and the problem with the mindset of many. I have had children go through this district and they have grown to be successful professionals. If you think this doesn't go on elsewhere, think again. How easy it is to criticize,pass judgement when you're on the outside. AACS has made huge gains. They have wonderful teachers and students. They have problems like ALL DISTRICTS. You'd be surprised at what goes on in these neighboring districts that is hidden and not reported. One high school had a huge drug raid where a variety of highly illegal drugs were found in lockers. That never even made the paper.
Ash-resident

Canton, OH

#24 Aug 6, 2009
maryanne wrote:
<quoted text>
Change schools for what reason? The coach has been fired from the school system. As far as the coach walking around free; what should any person do that is under any type of investigation do but try to live a daily life and wait for the outcome? This is not to downplay the seriousness of these allegations, but when ignorant Ashtabula gossip begins...watch out because in that town, gossip & hearsay rule over any common sense! That town is a crappy place to live for many reasons...who wouldnt want to get outta there! In fact, a lot of people are presently moving out of this particular town for obvious reasons...no jobs, a dying city, stores & businesses closing everyday, bad politics with poor city management.etc. who wouldnt want to get out of there? The city is broke! The only thing thriving in Ashtabula is gossip & hearsay!
Gossip and hearsay are not the issue here, let us not forget about the child that was victimized, once again we all lose sight over what's important and forget about the victim.
ashtabula resident

Rock Creek, OH

#25 Aug 6, 2009
wow wrote:
<quoted text> This person really needs to do their homework before they start making an allegation such as this man has a 20yr long record of offenses. I was curious so i looked it up...duh all but ONE are traffic tickets & a big disorderly conduct. So this guy may have "record" as you inaccurately reported to the rest of the world, but they are for traffic violations. And for the rest of you knowledgeable folks out there, as frustrating as it may be, most investigations of this matter always drag on. This man has been fired from the school system so they (school system)did what they were supposed to do with any alleged misconduct of any nature regrading a staff member. Do your homework before you start reporting the news!
DUH! I looked it up to. He was charged with driving under suspetion 5 times disorderly conduct 2 times, no operators licence 3 times,and numerous accidents for which he was at fault. I dont think this is minor trafic violations. Some date back to 1993, I was off by 4 years. This guy is a real pilar of the community. What kind of background check do they do on the coachs? Once again who in the hell hired this guy?
guest

Irwin, PA

#26 Aug 6, 2009
ashtabula resident wrote:
Not only does he walk around town free. He tells everyone the charges have been dropped and that he will still be coaching at the school this fall. The daughter of this man is only 1 year younger than the poor girl he victimized and they go to the same school. Not only has she had to deal with him but also her schoolmates who do not understand. Ashtabula will always be the good ol'boy system. He was once basketball all county star. The young girl should not have to change schools, this can happen anywhere. But the family should have justice and should of already had it. This guy preys on young girls this is not his first attempt.
this is true. this isn't his first attempi. he's been know to like young girls for a long time. we all knew about him before this happened and the kids in school knew. and as for his name. everybody knows him. why put the family's name out there and not his?
Madison Resident

Erie, PA

#27 Aug 6, 2009
Roger McCoy wrote:
Geneva, Edgewood, and Jefferson all have open enrollment. Take advantage of it....and best of luck in the future with your daughter.
Geneva Schools aren't any better. Your daughter doesn't realize just yet what wonderful parents she has. I've seen too many parents sweep things under the rug. Stick to your guns and nail this pervert to the wall!! A Parent NEVER gives up on the fight with, or for their children.
Madison Resident

Erie, PA

#28 Aug 6, 2009
wow wrote:
<quoted text> This person really needs to do their homework before they start making an allegation such as this man has a 20yr long record of offenses. I was curious so i looked it up...duh all but ONE are traffic tickets & a big disorderly conduct. So this guy may have "record" as you inaccurately reported to the rest of the world, but they are for traffic violations. And for the rest of you knowledgeable folks out there, as frustrating as it may be, most investigations of this matter always drag on. This man has been fired from the school system so they (school system)did what they were supposed to do with any alleged misconduct of any nature regrading a staff member. Do your homework before you start reporting the news!
YOU are WRONG! I also work for the Ashtabula County School System, and let me tell you.. I am REQUIRED by STATE LAW, and the Ashtabula County School Board to provide a FULL Criminal background check prior to employment, and EVERY year thereafter. This includes: Local, FBI, Finger Printing, Physical and Drug & Alcohol screening.
Exactly HOW did this guy get a job within the School System, having a "Disorderly" charge on his record?? Even if it happened DURING his employment, The School should have been notified.

And as far as the parents are concerned.. They need to ALSO hold the School System responsible for THEIR employees actions while on the clock. He OBVIOUSLY met this girl while ON THE JOB!! Do your homework and research. On EVERYONE involved. Start from the top and work your way down. I promise you are going to be amazed at what you find out.
Stop waiting for the LOCAL cops to get off their rear ends.. I suggest you go straight to the FBI. There is waaaay too much back-scratching going on around here. Too many friends & neighbors..
And the School knew this guy was NO GOOD, that's why they were so quick to boot him out!
maryanne

Canton, OH

#29 Aug 7, 2009
Ash-resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Gossip and hearsay are not the issue here, let us not forget about the child that was victimized, once again we all lose sight over what's important and forget about the victim.
The gossip I am referring to is all the hearsay that people run their mouths about. Many people who have left comments of their "opinions" are based on heresay. That would be my point. No one here is trying to lose sight of the importance of these allegations and the girl who was victimized. Its the idiots that want to interject the "hearsay".
background checks

Canton, OH

#30 Aug 7, 2009
Madison Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU are WRONG! I also work for the Ashtabula County School System, and let me tell you.. I am REQUIRED by STATE LAW, and the Ashtabula County School Board to provide a FULL Criminal background check prior to employment, and EVERY year thereafter. This includes: Local, FBI, Finger Printing, Physical and Drug & Alcohol screening.
Exactly HOW did this guy get a job within the School System, having a "Disorderly" charge on his record?? Even if it happened DURING his employment, The School should have been notified.
And as far as the parents are concerned.. They need to ALSO hold the School System responsible for THEIR employees actions while on the clock. He OBVIOUSLY met this girl while ON THE JOB!! Do your homework and research. On EVERYONE involved. Start from the top and work your way down. I promise you are going to be amazed at what you find out.
Stop waiting for the LOCAL cops to get off their rear ends.. I suggest you go straight to the FBI. There is waaaay too much back-scratching going on around here. Too many friends & neighbors..
And the School knew this guy was NO GOOD, that's why they were so quick to boot him out!
A few years back th Ashtabula School system allowed a high school football coach (who had a length record of drug abuse & a ongoing list of DUI's coach for years. Even after he was involved in a hit & run accident while intoxicated and high; they let him coach for a couple years after that. Did they do a background check on him? Obviously not because they let him stay on working with influenceable boys who were all aware of his troubles with the law. Yet this man preached the evils of drinking & drugging to his team, so I guess that made it OK.
Madison Resident

Erie, PA

#31 Aug 7, 2009
background checks wrote:
<quoted text>A few years back th Ashtabula School system allowed a high school football coach (who had a length record of drug abuse & a ongoing list of DUI's coach for years. Even after he was involved in a hit & run accident while intoxicated and high; they let him coach for a couple years after that. Did they do a background check on him? Obviously not because they let him stay on working with influenceable boys who were all aware of his troubles with the law. Yet this man preached the evils of drinking & drugging to his team, so I guess that made it OK.
He was probably a family member or neighbor to a member on the hiring board for the school system. It's ALL about "Who You Know" around here. And I can't stress enough how important it is to go straight to the FBI with the cases like these. You would be floored if you knew how much corruption there is in the legal system around here. It's horrifying!
USA

Valley City, OH

#32 Aug 7, 2009
"We want closure," said Susan McCoy. She should get her daughter to get "closure" of her trampish legs. I'm sure this 38 year old isnt the first she has been with so that makes her at fault too.
SICK OF THE CRAP

Clarksburg, WV

#33 Aug 7, 2009
ARE YOU KIDDING ME

USA said that "She should get her daughter to get "closure" of her trampish legs."

SHE IS A LITTLE GIRL.....HE IS SUPPPOSED TO BE A MAN AND KNOW BETTER!!!! I wonder what you would be saying if it was your daughter or your niece.....

This guy is a pig!! I went to school with him and I have seen the way he is around young girls. He doesn't care, he thinks that he can get away with it. They need to get him off the streets and away from little girls. I WONDER HOW MANY OTHER LITTLE GIRLS OUT THERE HE HAS HURT!!
Madison Resident

Erie, PA

#34 Aug 7, 2009
USA wrote:
"We want closure," said Susan McCoy. She should get her daughter to get "closure" of her trampish legs. I'm sure this 38 year old isnt the first she has been with so that makes her at fault too.
I am GUESSING that you are a relative, friend or neighbor to this PERVERT!?

You are displaying ALL of the obvious signs, that you ARE...

And furthermore.. If the State of Ohio says that this 14 year old CHILD does not have the capacity or maturity level to pay bills, or even drive a car, She OBVIOUSLY lacks the capacity or maturity level to make decisions about INTAMACY!!
THAT IS WHY IT IS ILLEGAL!!!!
When a GROWN MAN can lay down with a CHILD or have sexual thoughts of being with a CHILD, that MAN is nothing more than a waste of space and fresh air!!

YOU MAKE ME SICK!!
bula

Canton, OH

#36 Aug 7, 2009
this whole thing stinks
parental guidance

Canton, OH

#37 Aug 7, 2009
Its obvious after reading all these posts that the main responder is the girl's parents or some other relative. To the McCoy family, dont torture yourselves by reading this trash & defending the outrageous opinions that people are sharing. The only purpose of the comments is going to get you outraged by each and every comment posted. Remember that opinions are just opinions and everyone has one. Unfortunately you are fighting a losing battle with informing of the legalities and moralities. I think when something like this happens the whole family should attend counseling & I do not mean that in a disrespectful manner, just that alot of anger as well as other emotions that would naturally follow when a family experiences a problem like this. Good luck with you endeavors.
mr jones

Winnie, TX

#38 Aug 8, 2009
this is a another racial problem......a black man and a white women. i bet no black people made any comments on here!!!!!!
Ash-resident

Canton, OH

#39 Aug 9, 2009
mr jones wrote:
this is a another racial problem......a black man and a white women. i bet no black people made any comments on here!!!!!!
There was no "woman" in this situation, just a child, so you're saying it would have been okay if the girl was black, or if the man was white? I beg to differ. There are still plenty of racial issues in American, but Sir, this isn't one of them.

“Your attitude makes the diff”

Since: Jul 09

Minnie

#40 Aug 9, 2009
wow
guest

Irwin, PA

#41 Aug 9, 2009
mr jones wrote:
this is a another racial problem......a black man and a white women. i bet no black people made any comments on here!!!!!!
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