Argyle teacher arrested for improper student relationship

Dec 19, 2007 Full story: Denton Record-Chronicle 8

“Mr. Davidson touched her on the leg and kissed her on the ear and cheek. The victim said that he got behind her and grabbed her pigtails and pulled her toward him acting out a sexual position”

An Argyle school district educator was arrested Monday and charged with having an improper relationship with a student. via Denton Record-Chronicle

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Argyle Parent

Dallas, TX

#1 Dec 20, 2007
Throw the book at him.
Argyle

Argyle, TX

#2 Dec 23, 2007
the police have NO evidence in this case. The student in question made suggestive moods toward the coach, then when caught, made excuses and played victim. This man's life is ruined because of some dumb girls stupid game.
Amazed at the fuss

Copperas Cove, TX

#3 Dec 24, 2007
Hey, Argyle? Even if the girl had consensually decided to have sex with the 30 year old coach, he still would be guilty of a felony.

Since the story references his kissing her and touching her, that would qualify as Sexual Contact, sufficient to make Improper Relationship Between Educator And Student:
http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/PE/...

You don't think that the Argyle Police have obtained the phone records? You don't think that they've seen his text messages? You don't think that they've interviewed the substitute teacher?

"NO evidence," eh? Well, they had enough to establish probable cause sufficient to convince a judge to sign a warrant and set a bond of $5000.

If there's no evidence, then the grand jury can No Bill him, and he'll be cleared. But if he is found guilty (and it looks pretty bad for him), then he'll be convicted of a 2nd degree felony. Don't you WANT guys like this weeded out? Do you really want someone who would play any kind of dangerous game to be a teacher in a school? Even if he had convinced himself that it was all in fun, and that he would NEVER have sex with her, what, exactly, was he doing? Why was he texting her or calling her at all? Why was he calling her out of classes?

These are not the actions of a good mentor to 16 year old girls.
Argyle

Argyle, TX

#4 Jan 1, 2008
hey, amazed at the fuss? taking this a little personally "eh"? and actually it doesnt look pretty bad for him. You seem pretty well informed......Which i actually happen to be and the "student in question" was texting and calling him! the texts found that were "sexual" were from her, his texts were clean....

and no we don't want coaches and teachers like coach davidson "weeded" out. The only creep playing games is the "victim".

A man's innocent life is being ruined and his reputation wrongfully tarnished, so back off.
Argyle Guy

Levittown, PA

#5 May 12, 2008
No evidence? He was indicted by the Grand Jury!
Argyle Guy

Argyle, TX

#6 Dec 28, 2008
Innocent ?
After Plea Bargain:
Disposition Information
10/30/2008 - Order Of Community Supervison Without Adjudication Of Guilt
Presiding Judge: SHIPMAN, L. DEE
Probation: 5 Years
Community Service: 240.0 Hours
Fine:$1,500.00
Court Costs:$309.00
Other Fees:$3,050.00
Current Balance:$2,900.00
Get it right

United States

#7 Dec 29, 2008
His innocence is possible, "without adjudication of guilt" means that he was not found "guilty" or "not guilty". It is similar to "no contest" and is very common in plea bargains. Anyone who has ever been in an unfortunate legal situation will attest to the fact that the hardest part is the length of the process. Our judicial system fails miserably at "speedy" trials. Guilty or not, many choose to end the painful and expensive process with a plea bargain as quickly as possible - it is the only way for people to get on with their lives.
Argyle Guy

Argyle, TX

#8 Dec 29, 2008
Very close, but not entirely accurate. Leave out the found "not guilty" and put in "I won't make the state prove it". Although successful completion of his probationary terms will enable him to avoid a "conviction" on his record. Any non compliance will result in a violation of his probation and his "Deferred adjudication probation" also known as "community supervision without adjudication of guilt" will get him a conviction with a chance of double the sentence. Taking the plea bargain will also mean his legal bill will be about 20% of going to trial. And, he stays out of jail if he can resist the temptation to allow these circumstances to happen again.

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