Found Not Guilty, NE Ohio Teacher Ret...

Found Not Guilty, NE Ohio Teacher Returns To Work | Ohio News Network (ONN)

There are 15 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Aug 17, 2011, titled Found Not Guilty, NE Ohio Teacher Returns To Work | Ohio News Network (ONN). In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A northeast Ohio teacher that was tried, accused and acquitted of rape will be returning to the classroom this fall.

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hmmm

Delaware, OH

#1 Aug 17, 2011
From what I read, it seems that Ms. Stephens will not believe the judgement of three different panels and not guilty by all three...so in essence...she is one to judge...
Just Thinking Out Loud

Rockville, MD

#2 Aug 17, 2011
I think there's a Donut Lady/Dom Tiberi connection in this case.... and not their usual connection Wednesday afternoons at that seedy motel
The Editor

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 18, 2011
"A northeast Ohio teacher that was tried, accused and acquitted of rape will be returning to the classroom this fall."

The teacher was probably accused first, then tried and acquitted. Reporter, please see me.
Opinion

West Chester, OH

#4 Aug 18, 2011
I would agree with this decision. The child and her family also needs to be investigated on grounds of false accusations. Too many people are falsely accused everyday, yet it is the accused that must defend themselves until found completely innocent only to still be judged as guilty by the public. More needs to be done to set an example to the accusers of false allegations to send a message that this will not be tolerated. Until then this will continue to happen. This teacher's reputation will never be the same thanks to a student that will now be consoled for her lies and manipulation. This teacher deserves his job back and the student needs a good spanking, some serious community service and possibly a few days in juvenile detention.
Wack Job Willie

Wilberforce, OH

#5 Aug 18, 2011
Look people, it would only be right to give him his job back if in fact he were found not guilty, otherwise the school district may be at fault for a potential wrongful termination. On the other hand, if he works under contract, then when it comes up for renewel, the district may just look for a reason to get rid of him anyway.
ellen brooks

Brookline, MA

#6 Aug 18, 2011
The young woman in question was investigated, interrogated and found to be telling the truth. This was very, very difficult for her and perhaps her story is the one that should be told. She told no one for a very long time...then she had to because it was destroying her. The teacher who did this was found not guilty due to technicalities and lack of more than circumstantial evidence. He chose to be tried by the judge, then his lawyer asked for many continuances until the shopped for the right judge. All those involved found the young woman truthful, honest and with high integrity. No young girl/woman would go through this for any other reason than that her story was true. Rape is a crime that more often than not is swept under the rug. The victims are frequently so scared, humiliated and afraid to testify that many don't report. This young woman found that for her health and the protection of other young girls it was her responsibility to report this crime. The police worked with her and found her to be genuine and sincere. I am left amazed that so many people think that anyone's daughter, sister, mother, aunt or friend should have to go through so much and that the accused is able to cover everthing up.

I hope all of you kind and thoughtful folks out there will think again about what this young woman was put through. Wait until you hear the other side and ALL the facts.
Daily Customer

United States

#7 Aug 18, 2011
ellen brooks wrote:
The young woman in question was investigated, interrogated and found to be telling the truth. This was very, very difficult for her and perhaps her story is the one that should be told. She told no one for a very long time...then she had to because it was destroying her. The teacher who did this was found not guilty due to technicalities and lack of more than circumstantial evidence. He chose to be tried by the judge, then his lawyer asked for many continuances until the shopped for the right judge. All those involved found the young woman truthful, honest and with high integrity. No young girl/woman would go through this for any other reason than that her story was true. Rape is a crime that more often than not is swept under the rug. The victims are frequently so scared, humiliated and afraid to testify that many don't report. This young woman found that for her health and the protection of other young girls it was her responsibility to report this crime. The police worked with her and found her to be genuine and sincere. I am left amazed that so many people think that anyone's daughter, sister, mother, aunt or friend should have to go through so much and that the accused is able to cover everthing up.
I hope all of you kind and thoughtful folks out there will think again about what this young woman was put through. Wait until you hear the other side and ALL the facts.
So what you are saying is that despite a trial and two separate investigations, everyone is wrong and the young woman is right? Do you have access to information that no one else in the world has, or are you merely a friend of the accuser and without any evidence at all, you simply believe her? And you have NEVER heard of a woman making a rape accusation and then recanting her story? Tawana Bradley ring a bell? If not, Google it.
Wilfreds Dog

Zanesville, OH

#8 Aug 18, 2011
ellen brooks wrote:
The young woman in question was investigated, interrogated and found to be telling the truth. This was very, very difficult for her and perhaps her story is the one that should be told. She told no one for a very long time...then she had to because it was destroying her. The teacher who did this was found not guilty due to technicalities and lack of more than circumstantial evidence. He chose to be tried by the judge, then his lawyer asked for many continuances until the shopped for the right judge. All those involved found the young woman truthful, honest and with high integrity. No young girl/woman would go through this for any other reason than that her story was true. Rape is a crime that more often than not is swept under the rug. The victims are frequently so scared, humiliated and afraid to testify that many don't report. This young woman found that for her health and the protection of other young girls it was her responsibility to report this crime. The police worked with her and found her to be genuine and sincere. I am left amazed that so many people think that anyone's daughter, sister, mother, aunt or friend should have to go through so much and that the accused is able to cover everthing up.
I hope all of you kind and thoughtful folks out there will think again about what this young woman was put through. Wait until you hear the other side and ALL the facts.
I don't know all the facts of this case but I know for a fact that teenage girls can lie. My step daughter could win an Academy Award most days. She'll have me questioning what I saw with my own eyes.Could this be a small lie that once it started rolling she couldn't control? You can't say without a shadow of a doubt something is fact because a "brave" young woman said it. I also find it hard to believe the school or state would let the teacher back in a classroom if they had any reason to believe it put children at risk. Contract or not ANY evidence of wrong doing would make the contract void.
Truth

Mount Morris, MI

#9 Aug 18, 2011
ellen brooks wrote:
The young woman in question was investigated, interrogated and found to be telling the truth. This was very, very difficult for her and perhaps her story is the one that should be told. She told no one for a very long time...then she had to because it was destroying her. The teacher who did this was found not guilty due to technicalities and lack of more than circumstantial evidence. He chose to be tried by the judge, then his lawyer asked for many continuances until the shopped for the right judge. All those involved found the young woman truthful, honest and with high integrity. No young girl/woman would go through this for any other reason than that her story was true. Rape is a crime that more often than not is swept under the rug. The victims are frequently so scared, humiliated and afraid to testify that many don't report. This young woman found that for her health and the protection of other young girls it was her responsibility to report this crime. The police worked with her and found her to be genuine and sincere. I am left amazed that so many people think that anyone's daughter, sister, mother, aunt or friend should have to go through so much and that the accused is able to cover everthing up.
I hope all of you kind and thoughtful folks out there will think again about what this young woman was put through. Wait until you hear the other side and ALL the facts.
so three panels of people all found this guy inocent and you think that they shoped for a judge Did they shop for the other two sets of people too I have seen this before were a kid tells one friend a lie like this then it gets to big for them and cant tell the truth. Or teacher gave me a bad grade or I dont like the teacher so I am going to lie.
Wilfreds Dog

Zanesville, OH

#10 Aug 18, 2011
ellen brooks wrote:
The young woman in question was investigated, interrogated and found to be telling the truth. This was very, very difficult for her and perhaps her story is the one that should be told. She told no one for a very long time...then she had to because it was destroying her. The teacher who did this was found not guilty due to technicalities and lack of more than circumstantial evidence. He chose to be tried by the judge, then his lawyer asked for many continuances until the shopped for the right judge. All those involved found the young woman truthful, honest and with high integrity. No young girl/woman would go through this for any other reason than that her story was true. Rape is a crime that more often than not is swept under the rug. The victims are frequently so scared, humiliated and afraid to testify that many don't report. This young woman found that for her health and the protection of other young girls it was her responsibility to report this crime. The police worked with her and found her to be genuine and sincere. I am left amazed that so many people think that anyone's daughter, sister, mother, aunt or friend should have to go through so much and that the accused is able to cover everthing up.
I hope all of you kind and thoughtful folks out there will think again about what this young woman was put through. Wait until you hear the other side and ALL the facts.
Another point I have to bring up. How can you say he was able to " cover everything up"? His name which is now severely tarnished is on a statewide news site on the world wide web.It shows you are from MA and you sure think you know all about it! He was found not guilty by law and 2 other investigations. Also it looks like it was found she wasn't telling the truth and all those involved didn't find her truthful.
Wilfreds Dog

Zanesville, OH

#11 Aug 18, 2011
The worst part of this is it will scare legitimate victims into not reporting it or going through with charges. The liars and vindictive people will see it as more reason to look for attention because even if their stories don't stand up someone like ellen brooks will blindly stand there giving them false sympathy. Oh and trolls like me to sit and get p'ed off by all of it!
hmmm

Delaware, OH

#12 Aug 18, 2011
My sympathey is to the falsely accused...the name will never be cleared...all will remember the alligations they stood up and defeated...but not that they were found NOT GUILTY..."Ellen". seems to know more but where was SHE during the investigation or the trial??? Oh, that's right...in West Roxbury, Ma. Too busy with the summer season to testify for your "Friend"? I do not know the accused...Enlighten us with your story...(that you could not do for YOUR FRIEND)
RobRoy2

Columbus, OH

#13 Aug 18, 2011
IF HIS JUNK DOESN'T FIT.
YOU MUST ACQUIT

Since: Apr 11

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#14 Aug 19, 2011
the story demonstrates once agin that people do not believe in our legal system but rather think the accused must be guilty.
An accusation of any crime, especially if there is a trial will taint your reputation forever.(no this has not happened to me) It doesn't matter how many investigations there are, some people will never accept it's just not true.
Eyes Wide Open

Columbus, OH

#15 Aug 19, 2011
Truth and Justice are not always connected.

There are only two people that know the truth about what happened and they are telling two different stories.

There are two different kinds of people commenting about this. Those that will want him casterated or killed and those that believe in the court system.

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