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Pine Rest psychologist arrested for child sex crimes

There are 82 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Apr 2, 2008, titled Pine Rest psychologist arrested for child sex crimes. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Investigators say a child psychologist faces criminal sexual conduct charges for acts committed with an adolescent.

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“Police Assault! ”

Since: Mar 08

Edmond, OK

#21 Apr 2, 2008
smith113004 wrote:
<quoted text> You are absolutely right. My first instinct was to defend my friend, but now after talking to the family I stand corrected.
It is a shame if he did and, after being accused, a shame if he didn't. I hope he is innocent of this, for the sake of the alleged victims.

“I LOVE MY KIDS AND MY MOMMY”

Since: Mar 08

Kentwood

#22 Apr 2, 2008
MustangDan2112 wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a shame if he did and, after being accused, a shame if he didn't. I hope he is innocent of this, for the sake of the alleged victims.
unfortunately first offense can plead out for 2-5 years.
Hang On

Harbor Beach, MI

#23 Apr 2, 2008
Please, let us allow time for the facts to be established before we spew our vitriol.

Yes, people do terrible things, but they also tell lies. One of the sixth grade teachers at my elementary was accused of fondling two students. We were stunned; it seemed so out of character for him. But the kids were not known to be troublemakers and told a plausible story. The community split and life was very, very ugly. The teacher was charged with crimes and replaced in the classroom while the legal part moved forward.

Well, after about two months, the two students admitted that they made it all up! They wanted to be put in the class of a different sixth grade teacher, who was reputed to be much easier. The only reason they finally told the truth was because his replacement teacher was even harder than he was....!

Fortunately, the man's career wasn't completely ruined yet. He got his job back and continued to teach. But it completely changed the lives of everyone involved. We could never forget what we said to each other. I don't think much of anything happened to the two students, except that they were no longer in his classroom, and we all realized that they were capable of telling some really big lies.

So, in fairness to all involved, let us wait to skewer anyone until the facts are established. We might be dead wrong. This isn't television; it is real life.

“I LOVE MY KIDS AND MY MOMMY”

Since: Mar 08

Kentwood

#24 Apr 2, 2008
Hang On wrote:
Please, let us allow time for the facts to be established before we spew our vitriol.
Yes, people do terrible things, but they also tell lies. One of the sixth grade teachers at my elementary was accused of fondling two students. We were stunned; it seemed so out of character for him. But the kids were not known to be troublemakers and told a plausible story. The community split and life was very, very ugly. The teacher was charged with crimes and replaced in the classroom while the legal part moved forward.
Well, after about two months, the two students admitted that they made it all up! They wanted to be put in the class of a different sixth grade teacher, who was reputed to be much easier. The only reason they finally told the truth was because his replacement teacher was even harder than he was....!
Fortunately, the man's career wasn't completely ruined yet. He got his job back and continued to teach. But it completely changed the lives of everyone involved. We could never forget what we said to each other. I don't think much of anything happened to the two students, except that they were no longer in his classroom, and we all realized that they were capable of telling some really big lies.
So, in fairness to all involved, let us wait to skewer anyone until the facts are established. We might be dead wrong. This isn't television; it is real life.
Sorry to burst your bubble but he has been molesting his step daughter for a number of years, as I just found out. She is 17 now. He and his family have been close friends of ours for 8 years, plus we are patients..so I am shocked and disappointed in learning about his actions. So hurt, I adored this man. But my heart is with the victim, a beautiful young lady. She deserves our support.
Judge Mom

Comstock Park, MI

#25 Apr 2, 2008
Castration!!!

If he makes it past Jail.....

I hope his victim rises and shines when he or she testifies against this pedophile. The victim must know it is NOT their fault and the community stands behind you 100 percent!

This is a good chance for the Judge in this case to make a loud and clear message to Sex offenders! TAke It!
anonymous

Sturgis, MI

#26 Apr 2, 2008
annie wrote:
when I saw the picture I thought creepy guy I wouldn't let my kids go to him.
That's just ignorant.
Judge Mom

Comstock Park, MI

#27 Apr 2, 2008
Hang On wrote:
Please, let us allow time for the facts to be established before we spew our vitriol.
Yes, people do terrible things, but they also tell lies. One of the sixth grade teachers at my elementary was accused of fondling two students. We were stunned; it seemed so out of character for him. But the kids were not known to be troublemakers and told a plausible story. The community split and life was very, very ugly. The teacher was charged with crimes and replaced in the classroom while the legal part moved forward.
Well, after about two months, the two students admitted that they made it all up! They wanted to be put in the class of a different sixth grade teacher, who was reputed to be much easier. The only reason they finally told the truth was because his replacement teacher was even harder than he was....!
Fortunately, the man's career wasn't completely ruined yet. He got his job back and continued to teach. But it completely changed the lives of everyone involved. We could never forget what we said to each other. I don't think much of anything happened to the two students, except that they were no longer in his classroom, and we all realized that they were capable of telling some really big lies.
So, in fairness to all involved, let us wait to skewer anyone until the facts are established. We might be dead wrong. This isn't television; it is real life.
Have you noticed that rumors get started by people who typically do the exact things in the rumors? Yes.

I notice that I never hear rumors about people I know. I notice that people who are bad are typically called out by "rumors".

You do realize your in denial right?

If not I suggest you get some help.
anonymous

Sturgis, MI

#28 Apr 2, 2008
smith113004 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to burst your bubble but he has been molesting his step daughter for a number of years, as I just found out. She is 17 now. He and his family have been close friends of ours for 8 years, plus we are patients..so I am shocked and disappointed in learning about his actions. So hurt, I adored this man. But my heart is with the victim, a beautiful young lady. She deserves our support.
We need to pray for the young girl, and everyone involved, while maintaining our dignity as a community as we struggle with our own feelings and thoughts about the issue.
anonymous

Sturgis, MI

#29 Apr 2, 2008
caleb wrote:
i ahd this dude as my pshycologisht
I hope you are doing okay and find anyone to talk to if it stays on your mind.

“I LOVE MY KIDS AND MY MOMMY”

Since: Mar 08

Kentwood

#30 Apr 2, 2008
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
We need to pray for the young girl, and everyone involved, while maintaining our dignity as a community as we struggle with our own feelings and thoughts about the issue.
\\thank you-i will pass this on to the family.
Judge Mom

Comstock Park, MI

#31 Apr 2, 2008
Again Castrate!!!
Judge Mom

Comstock Park, MI

#32 Apr 2, 2008
Is it just me or....are there women sex offenders???

Stabenows hubby ...perv.
Judge Servaas...Perv.

What in the world?
moe

Comstock Park, MI

#33 Apr 2, 2008
smith113004 wrote:
<quoted text>
unfortunately first offense can plead out for 2-5 years.
I think this will be a good chance for A judge to make a difference and modify from the sentencing guidelines!!!

We really need to watch which Judge gets this case and how they rule. Mostly remember that when we VOTE for Judge's.

“I LOVE MY KIDS AND MY MOMMY”

Since: Mar 08

Kentwood

#34 Apr 2, 2008
Judge Mom wrote:
Is it just me or....are there women sex offenders???
Stabenows hubby ...perv.
Judge Servaas...Perv.
What in the world?
well those teachers with students cases..
taylor

Comstock Park, MI

#35 Apr 2, 2008
caleb wrote:
i ahd this dude as my pshycologisht
How scary. Are you doing ok with all this?
moe

Comstock Park, MI

#36 Apr 2, 2008
smith113004 wrote:
<quoted text>
well those teachers with students cases..
Yeah, very good call.

But, was it just me or did they get off way way too easy too?

“I LOVE MY KIDS AND MY MOMMY”

Since: Mar 08

Kentwood

#37 Apr 2, 2008
moe wrote:
<quoted text>
I think this will be a good chance for A judge to make a difference and modify from the sentencing guidelines!!!
We really need to watch which Judge gets this case and how they rule. Mostly remember that when we VOTE for Judge's.
well the judge did set the bond at $50,000 CASH only, so there is hope!
jill

Comstock Park, MI

#38 Apr 2, 2008
LAKETON wrote:
Innocent until proven guilty.
And why did WZZM headline it as PineRest Psychiatrist arrested.......... when it had nothing to do with Pinerest and it wasn't a patient?
So people like you would comment
pat

Comstock Park, MI

#39 Apr 2, 2008
WATCH THE JUDGE'S!!!
annie

United States

#40 Apr 2, 2008
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
That's just ignorant.
say what you want about me, but if I have a strong feeling about something I go with it, and he looks creepy to me.

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