Special ed teacher arrested on porn charges

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A special-education teacher for Lawrence Middle School was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges after more than 100 explicit images were found on his home computer, Nassau police said.
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Feb 24, 2007
 

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How can one be charge with sexual misconduct with children, when there was no contact with children whatsoever?
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Because child pornography is illegal?
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Feb 24, 2007
 
An "anonymous tip" led to a search warrent?

Reminds me of the young Nazis denouncing jew sympathisers....
Jeff Olson

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Mar 4, 2007
 
I was a victum of Jeff Berke at the age of 9. I can not believe that this guy was allowed anywhere near children. He most likely sodomized many children.
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Mar 4, 2007
 
Jeff Olson wrote:
I was a victum of Jeff Berke at the age of 9. I can not believe that this guy was allowed anywhere near children. He most likely sodomized many children.
Don't take this as defending the guy (I would never do that), but did you actually tell anyone what happened? If you didn't, well there's your answer as to why this guy was allowed near children.
Jeff Olson

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Mar 4, 2007
 
Actually, the person who perpetrated the crime against me in my youth was named Jeff Berg. He has now been caught with child pornography again and is on the front page of the newspaper. He is now sentenced to 30 years in prison. In todays culture where its alright to be a member of NAMBLA - here is a message. All those who perpetrate evil against a child in the form of child sexual abuse should receive tougher sentences if federal prison.
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Mar 4, 2007
 
Jeff Olson wrote:
In todays culture where its alright to be a member of NAMBLA - here is a message.
I dunno where you think you live, but nobody thinks NAMBLA is ok.
Kelly L

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Apr 26, 2007
 
my friend had mr.berke
Gayron and trydell

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May 14, 2007
 
i was happy berke got jaied i was sexual abused in the middle school with HIM at 5 o clock in his office i was the bottom one i was sad i wanted to be the top
Kimel roger and josh

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May 14, 2007
 
i loved mr berke
katherine

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Aug 16, 2007
 
Gayron and trydell wrote:
i was happy berke got jaied i was sexual abused in the middle school with HIM at 5 o clock in his office i was the bottom one i was sad i wanted to be the top
if this is true, then you need to contact someone about that. I heard that he has been given back his teaching priviledges. He claims he's innocent but why did he pleas out to guilty?
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Aug 25, 2009
 
Jeff Olson wrote:
I was a victum of Jeff Berke at the age of 9. I can not believe that this guy was allowed anywhere near children. He most likely sodomized many children.
First of all, you were not a victim of Jeff Berke at the age of 9, because there were no victims. He is a wonderful man, who was a wonderful teacher, and loved by all who knows him.He was a teacher for many, many years, and has children of his own. He would never hurt a fly. You must be mistaking him for somebody else. So before you go making false accusations, especially on such a serious subject, you really should get your facts straight.
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Aug 25, 2009
 
first of all katherine, the kid who wrote that was obviously kidding you idiot why don't you finish reading the post and you would have realized that. second of all, didn't your mother ever teach you not to gossip when you don't even know what your talking about? there are a lot of other reasons a person may plead guilty other than actually being guilty. why don't you take a law class. it might teach you a thing or two about our justice system.
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Aug 26, 2009
 
So are you saying he did not have kiddie porn on his computer? Every child that has his pic on the internet is a victim. Those who choose to look and download any kid in a compromising postion is perpertrating kiddie porn and is commiting a felony.
true victims

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Jun 16, 2011
 
I am sure there were true victims of this man. I am hoping to find them. If you are out there please let me know.
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First of all, the justice system in this world is absolutely 100% crazy. You all, besides a select few who actually seem to know what you're talking about, are for the most part, talking out of your assholes. I know FOR.A.FACT. that he was completely set up- and had to serve his time for it and now his reputation is completely ruined after he worked hard all his damn life because of crazy insecure people who have nothing else better to do in their lives than to blame someone for something instead of using logic and reason. He is a completely gifted, wonderful, intelligent, out right amazing person who- like many in this world coming from the other side of things- were wrongly accused and had their lives ruined because of people who can't get their facts together. Look at Casey Anthony, oh but okay- she gets to go free. Right, makes sense. Whoever the fuck is saying "you've been a victim" "you know this person who has" THERE WERE NO VICTIMS, once again I know this for a fact. This is why the world spins the way it does- because people such as yourselves making up shit to get your name in the spotlight. Get a life and stop ruining hero's. It's a shame those who actually deserve positive recognition are given the shitty end of the stick.
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And another thing. My heart breaks at the fact that he has spent all his life HELPING people and helping children live up to their full potential, giving them confidence and allowing them to thrive and prosper in the ways that they have- there have been too many success stories to name- and for people to turn around and accuse him of this crazy shit. The crazy drug addicts- whomever- you hear on the news is now being compared to this wonderful human being. You all need a very VERY hard reality check.
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Aug 3, 2011
 
oh and person who was so quick to say "I was a victim of him- oh wait- his name was Jeff Berg" - ha.. my point exactly. If anybody has half a brain they'd know not to believe anything, close to NOTHING they hear.
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Person 5, you are right. The justice system is absolutely 100% crazy. It is structured in a way that it gives perpetrators of child porn and abuse like Jeffrey Berke the advantage. You keep saying there were no victims but there were. The problem is perpetrators like Jeffrey Berke and the people that defend them operate under the assumption that their victims, whom are devastated by what was done to them, will not be able to fight back. Often times, the justice system is structured in a way that reduces their ability to. That being said, people like Jeffrey Berke take advantage of children whom are vulnerable and at the time cannot fight back. Their big mistake is assuming this will continue to be the case. It is time that people like Jeffrey Berke learn that their victims do get bigger, older, and stronger. When they do, they will not let people like Jeffrey Berke off so easy.

Did you know Jeffrey Berke has spent his life putting himself in the position to have access to children? 30 years ago, he had a summer camp called Green Mountain Summer Camp in Vermont. From as long ago as that, Jeffrey Berke revolved his life around having access to children, many of them troubled or disabled. I wonder how far back they investigated when the child pornography was discovered on Jeffrey Berke’s computer? I would think not that far. Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is, no one wants to for fear of what they may find.

Person_5 it is you that need a reality check. Jeffrey Berke is a fraud and perpetrator of child pornography and abuse. He has existed, as many of them do, under the premise that he will be allowed to get away with what he has done. These people leave paths of devastation in their wake. It is my true hope that they will learn, as many other abusers will, that one day, their victims will get strong enough to fight back. And when they do, the facts will definitely come out.
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Where are you now Person_5. Silent. Like all the perpetrators of sexual abuse at Penn State? I wonder what kind of investigation was done at the school where Jeffrey Berke worked? Funny how nobody mentions that. How was Jeffrey Berke allowed to "retire" and now one questioned it? Sounds very much like what goes on in most cases. As they all lawyer up maybe someone should ask the question why are the laws of our society designed to protect perpetrators of child pornography and abuse like Jeffrey Berke? I'm sure the most likely response will be silence.

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