Teacher taken to Va. on Web sex charges

Teacher taken to Va. on Web sex charges

There are 58 comments on the The Charlotte Observer story from Aug 3, 2006, titled Teacher taken to Va. on Web sex charges. In it, The Charlotte Observer reports that:

A Gaston County teacher charged with Internet sex crimes was taken by police to Virginia, where the charges were filed, on Thursday.

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mike

United States

#1 Aug 5, 2006
lock him up throw away the key and let him be "bubba's bitch" cause people like this don't deserve mercy.
Chris

Fort Mill, SC

#2 Aug 9, 2006
mike wrote:
lock him up throw away the key and let him be "bubba's bitch" cause people like this don't deserve mercy.
What he did was wrong and he deserves to go through what ever punishment the state deems appropriate for his actions...however this man has a family and parents who I am sure are devastated by what has transpired at no fault of their own. Instead of focusing so much energy on hoping the worst for him, I feel it would be more prudent to pray for his family and two daughters whose lives have been turned upsidedown. In the end, the only person who will judge us is God.
Bill

AOL

#3 Aug 13, 2006
mike wrote:
lock him up throw away the key and let him be "bubba's bitch" cause people like this don't deserve mercy.
Have you ever done anything that you want mery for? Yes he did wrong but, his actions are no more deserving of punishment as the person that tells a lie. There are no degrees of doing wrong in the sight of God. Only man thinks one act of wrong is higher or lower than another.
cheryl

Kannapolis, NC

#4 Aug 29, 2006
Bill, Would you seriously consider this person trustworthy to teach your 8 year old daughter, grand-daughter, or niece? Would Jesus have forgiven him? Yes. However, Jesus loved the children the MOST and would do anything to protect THEM. Jesus also loves everyone but he told us there is evil out there too. Don't be blinded by this evil.
Princess Reid Smith

Midland, NC

#5 Dec 4, 2006
The man made a conscience decision to do what he did. He grown, he know right from wrong. And to think this man has a wife and young girls of his own. Yeah, we can pray for him, but he still gonna suffer the consequences of his actions. He didn't get in trouble for doing it, he got in trouble for getting "CAUGHT" he was already doing it. He ain't the only one, there are a lot more they just ain't got caught yet.But remember this, if you give a fool enough rope he'll hang himself. Think about this: What you think he'd do if someone approached one of his girls in such a way? I'd hate to think. Now I am going to always wonder did he have relations with any of those young girls that were entrusted in his care as a coach? These young girls are at a most impressionable age they have crushes and believe whatever these "DOGS" say! WHO'S WATCHING THE CHILDREN?
Answer Man

Charlotte, NC

#6 Oct 2, 2008
Wonder how this ever turned out?
mothers of america

Auburn, AL

#7 Nov 28, 2008
Cut out his nuts before his release from jail.
Proud Momma

Laurens, SC

#8 Jan 16, 2009
Where did this teacher teach at? Sure makes me worry about my children and their teachers/coaches. You can never be to careful with your children.
Carson

Concord, NC

#9 Jan 18, 2009
He was a business teacher at East Gaston. I had him as a teacher as a freshman year and I absolutley loved his class he was nice and never showed any signs of doing this. I guess it shows you that anyone can do anything. But he was also he tennis coach at EG and a few of my friends played for him and have the same opinion about him. I still believe he was a nice man who made some mistakes.
Carson
Answer Man

Charlotte, NC

#10 Jan 19, 2009
He was nice because he wasn't hitting on you.
Carson

Concord, NC

#11 Jan 19, 2009
So because he did something wrong makes him a bad person or a person who is only nice to people he "isn't hitting on". I never herd one person complain about him while he was a teacher or coach. Good people make mistakes.

Carson
Answer Man

Charlotte, NC

#12 Jan 19, 2009
Carson, if he made the mistake with your daughter or your sister, would you be so forgiving?
Carson

Boone, NC

#13 Jan 19, 2009
Arn't we supposed to forgive though? Yes what he did was wrong and I am not denying it but on the other hand the man I knew was a nice person who made the transition to high school easier on me because he helped me out alot. Its sad that this happened but he has to live with the consequences and I enjoyed his class and knew him as a teacher thats the person I'm talking about. But I hate that it brought negative attention to the school.

Carson
Answer Man

Charlotte, NC

#14 Jan 20, 2009
Answer Man wrote:
Carson, if he made the mistake with your daughter or your sister, would you be so forgiving?
Carson, answer the question. Would you be so forgiving of this man if he had inappropriate and illegal relations with your daughter or sister?
My Two Cents

Concord, NC

#15 Jan 20, 2009
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
Answer Man

Charlotte, NC

#16 Jan 20, 2009
My Two Cents wrote:
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
How about you My Two Cents? Are you forgiving of someone who sexually violates a minor living in your home?

You holier than thou people make me sick. When the rubber hits the road and you are the victim, then you stop quoting scripture such as he who is without sin cast the first stone. When you become the victim, it becomes an eye for an eye. Make up your mind.
Answer Man

Charlotte, NC

#17 Jan 20, 2009
By the way, a pedophile will always be a pedophile. If you forgive a pedophile, do not turn your back because the pedophile is always scheming to violate a child.
My Two Cents

Concord, NC

#18 Jan 20, 2009
Answer Man wrote:
<quoted text>
How about you My Two Cents? Are you forgiving of someone who sexually violates a minor living in your home?
You holier than thou people make me sick. When the rubber hits the road and you are the victim, then you stop quoting scripture such as he who is without sin cast the first stone. When you become the victim, it becomes an eye for an eye. Make up your mind.
Not saying the guy isn't wrong. Not saying I wouldn't be angry, as a parent, if this happened to me. Obviously, if this happened to any of us, our first thought would be "eye for an eye." I don't disagree with that. The only thing I'm saying is that it is NOT our place to judge. Ultimately, it is his responsibility to seek forgiveness from the people he hurt and from God. I am NOT "holier than thou." Believe me, I'm far from it. But I do know that each of us has his or her own issues and we need to look in the mirror at ourselves before we start condemning someone else.

Would I want to kick this guys butt for talking to my daughter the way he did to these girls over the internet? Absolutely. Would it do any good in the grand scheme of things? No.
My Two Cents

Concord, NC

#19 Jan 20, 2009
Answer Man wrote:
By the way, a pedophile will always be a pedophile. If you forgive a pedophile, do not turn your back because the pedophile is always scheming to violate a child.
You can TRY to forgive him. But certainly never forget and let your guard down around him or her.
Answer Man

Charlotte, NC

#20 Jan 20, 2009
My Two Cents wrote:
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Not saying the guy isn't wrong. Not saying I wouldn't be angry, as a parent, if this happened to me. Obviously, if this happened to any of us, our first thought would be "eye for an eye." I don't disagree with that. The only thing I'm saying is that it is NOT our place to judge. Ultimately, it is his responsibility to seek forgiveness from the people he hurt and from God. I am NOT "holier than thou." Believe me, I'm far from it. But I do know that each of us has his or her own issues and we need to look in the mirror at ourselves before we start condemning someone else.
Would I want to kick this guys butt for talking to my daughter the way he did to these girls over the internet? Absolutely. Would it do any good in the grand scheme of things? No.
Sure it is our place to judge. In this country, you have the right to be judged by a jury of your peers. There are also judges who interpret the law to make sure the wrongs are punished. Aren't laws and the judicial system our way of judging behavior on Earth? I'm not saying we should be a heavenly judge. But, certainly, we should judge our Earthly counterparts based on the facts. The fact is that this dude liked minors and that ain't cool. Judge or not, you have to agree with that.

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