Hear from Jason Van Houtte's victim, and his interview with police

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A former Quad City teacher headed to prison for sexually abusing a 15-year old student used threats and intimidation to get her to go along.

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is it possible that this was planned? i mean from beginning to end. this mom knowing and encouraging the girl to get involved with this teacher? she did drive her to his house someone said. i am just not sure what she is capable of after reading so much of this stuff. i am hesitant to believe everything i read because if we did then we would think he had sex with all his students and that the girl has had sex with everyone in the country. but, there seems to be a lot of information about this lady being crazy enough to allow this to happen in order to get fame and maybe money. sad.
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<quoted text>You carved your own path being the way you are, Nancy, which is a liar, troublemaker & a user. This is not a matter of opinion, but a matter of fact. There are lots of people who will agree, because they've had personal experience with you.
There's proof in black & white, in the form of public records & several witnesses, who have had dealings with Nancy. Black and white proof goes much further than you judging the comments here.
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is it possible that this was planned? i mean from beginning to end. this mom knowing and encouraging the girl to get involved with this teacher? she did drive her to his house someone said. i am just not sure what she is capable of after reading so much of this stuff. i am hesitant to believe everything i read because if we did then we would think he had sex with all his students and that the girl has had sex with everyone in the country. but, there seems to be a lot of information about this lady being crazy enough to allow this to happen in order to get fame and maybe money. sad.
There's plenty of proff about Nancy. Its all in black & white.
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<quoted text>You carved your own path being the way you are, Nancy, which is a liar, troublemaker & a user. This is not a matter of opinion, but a matter of fact. There are lots of people who will agree, because they've had personal experience with you.
Why to go Nancy. Happy that you stirred up trouble again? You definitely give the word 'pathetic' its definition.
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<quoted text> There's proof in black & white, in the form of public records & several witnesses, who have had dealings with Nancy. Black and white proof goes much further than you judging the comments here.
Hey Nancy, if you were as busy improving your life & Julie's life, as you are being on here judging everything, you would be a whole lot better off.
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As a former student of VanHoutte's back in the Fall of 1994 (his first semester of teaching), and somebody who thought he was a great teacher, I'll admit that I initially supported him and figured that he just made a simple mistake with this girl.

That is, until I saw the News 8 interviews Chris Minor conducted with the girl (Julie), as well as another girl he texted ("Amber"), and learned of his videotaping as well. Now I am truly disgusted with him. Mr. VanHoutte is a very sick man and I hope he gets the help he needs when he gets out of a prison in a decade. He really needs big time help and counseling.

My thoughts and prayers have turned to the victim, Julie. This wasn't consensual sex (which would be illegal anyway, considering her age), this was rape!! Mr. VanHoutte blackmailed this poor teenage girl. He threatened to get her kicked off of the cheerleading squad for some problems she was having, including underage drinking, if she didn't "play by his rules." This is clearly a form of rape. Even if he'd done this to somebody of legal age, it's still a form of rape. It's backmail and intimidation. The female didn't want sex with him as much as he wanted her, she was manipulated by him!!

To those people bashing Julie's mom: Enough already. This family has been through a lot already because of that sick creep of a teacher who preys on teenage and young adult females.

Even if there's any truth to what you're saying, you have to at least give Nancy credit for one thing: She's the one who turned the text messages over to the police. Any parent in the right mind who has the best interest of their child at heart would not take this sort of thing lightly. In any case, I'm just glad that Mr. VanHoutte will no longer be able to prey on underage girls and girls who are just barely of age. His blackmailing of Julie, combined with the video tapes he made, especially one of himself "masturbating," are proof enough of just how truly sick he is. Now, he's not going to get any help in prison but I hope Mr. VanHoutte will get big-time therapy after his release in over a decade.
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UTHS1996 wrote:
As a former student of VanHoutte's back in the Fall of 1994 (his first semester of teaching), and somebody who thought he was a great teacher, I'll admit that I initially supported him and figured that he just made a simple mistake with this girl.
That is, until I saw the News 8 interviews Chris Minor conducted with the girl (Julie), as well as another girl he texted ("Amber"), and learned of his videotaping as well. Now I am truly disgusted with him. Mr. VanHoutte is a very sick man and I hope he gets the help he needs when he gets out of a prison in a decade. He really needs big time help and counseling.
My thoughts and prayers have turned to the victim, Julie. This wasn't consensual sex (which would be illegal anyway, considering her age), this was rape!! Mr. VanHoutte blackmailed this poor teenage girl. He threatened to get her kicked off of the cheerleading squad for some problems she was having, including underage drinking, if she didn't "play by his rules." This is clearly a form of rape. Even if he'd done this to somebody of legal age, it's still a form of rape. It's backmail and intimidation. The female didn't want sex with him as much as he wanted her, she was manipulated by him!!
To those people bashing Julie's mom: Enough already. This family has been through a lot already because of that sick creep of a teacher who preys on teenage and young adult females.
Even if there's any truth to what you're saying, you have to at least give Nancy credit for one thing: She's the one who turned the text messages over to the police. Any parent in the right mind who has the best interest of their child at heart would not take this sort of thing lightly. In any case, I'm just glad that Mr. VanHoutte will no longer be able to prey on underage girls and girls who are just barely of age. His blackmailing of Julie, combined with the video tapes he made, especially one of himself "masturbating," are proof enough of just how truly sick he is. Now, he's not going to get any help in prison but I hope Mr. VanHoutte will get big-time therapy after his release in over a decade.
Your opinion is very much in the minority.
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Having also been a student of Mr. VanHoutte's, I would like to offer my opinion. I didn't believe a word of what was said in that news interview. First of all, I am aware of how she talked about him at school and she had no trouble telling others of what she wanted with him. Unfortunately for him, that doesn't matter since she is too young. But, raped? I mean really? She was proud of what she did and let everyone know. And to this "amber" girl....we all know who you are and you forget that you told lots of people what you wanted too. But, you didn't get it, so now your mad. I am not very old, but I feel a lot more mature after listening to all this crap. He was a great teacher and I learned a lot from him. I wish he had made a better choice, but that doesn't change what he did for me. And one more thing....if you have the best interest of your child at heart, why do you parade her in front of the camera to look foolish and tell lies. Best interest for your child? Or selfish interests for herself? I think thats pretty clear.
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Having also been a student of Mr. VanHoutte's, I would like to offer my opinion. I didn't believe a word of what was said in that news interview. First of all, I am aware of how she talked about him at school and she had no trouble telling others of what she wanted with him. Unfortunately for him, that doesn't matter since she is too young. But, raped? I mean really? She was proud of what she did and let everyone know. And to this "amber" girl....we all know who you are and you forget that you told lots of people what you wanted too. But, you didn't get it, so now your mad. I am not very old, but I feel a lot more mature after listening to all this crap. He was a great teacher and I learned a lot from him. I wish he had made a better choice, but that doesn't change what he did for me. And one more thing....if you have the best interest of your child at heart, why do you parade her in front of the camera to look foolish and tell lies. Best interest for your child? Or selfish interests for herself? I think thats pretty clear.
Very well said.
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Having also been a student of Mr. VanHoutte's, I would like to offer my opinion. I didn't believe a word of what was said in that news interview. First of all, I am aware of how she talked about him at school and she had no trouble telling others of what she wanted with him. Unfortunately for him, that doesn't matter since she is too young. But, raped? I mean really? She was proud of what she did and let everyone know. And to this "amber" girl....we all know who you are and you forget that you told lots of people what you wanted too. But, you didn't get it, so now your mad. I am not very old, but I feel a lot more mature after listening to all this crap. He was a great teacher and I learned a lot from him. I wish he had made a better choice, but that doesn't change what he did for me. And one more thing....if you have the best interest of your child at heart, why do you parade her in front of the camera to look foolish and tell lies. Best interest for your child? Or selfish interests for herself? I think thats pretty clear.
This teacher clearly made some bad choices, but so has Nancy. She needs to be called on the carpet about her actions too. She likes to lie & blame Julie's dad for everything, but everyone knows where the true blame lies. It's not in Julie's dad, but the one who is raising her & whom she lives with. Whoever pities Nancy, I truly feel sorry for. Give it time, & you'll wish you didn't.
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So, is this over?
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So, is this over?
That's a good question to ask Nancy.
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Take care.
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after reading a few of these post i have come to this conclusion.
dog is a dog
cat is a cat
nancy a worthless mom
julie a t...p
dad spineless
twiggy a know it all

time to drop it and move on jason made a huge mistake and is paying for it
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Dear Abby, opps, I mean UTHS1996,

I am in a loving and committed relationship with my partner and we have considered making a video tape of sexual nature that we can both enjoy in the privacy of our own homes. I am concerned that some people may label this behavior as "sick" but we are both really excited about this! What do you advise?

Troubled in Fairview Heights
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last time wrote:
after reading a few of these post i have come to this conclusion.
dog is a dog
cat is a cat
nancy a worthless mom
julie a t...p
dad spineless
twiggy a know it all
time to drop it and move on jason made a huge mistake and is paying for it
A know it all? I am a whole lot closer to it than you realize.
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you are no closer to this than i am you are only hearing one side and one side only julies. it seems like the only reason you are commenting on this is because you are a relative of the dads or the dad himself.the fact is that these two took a willing part of this whole mess.i agree that her mother is worthless she has bashed anyone and everyone that she could to make themsleves look better for a court date.the truth will come out there and you are right she has borrowed money from alot of people even some that she is blaming that didnt help julie
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May 26, 2010
 
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you are no closer to this than i am you are only hearing one side and one side only julies. it seems like the only reason you are commenting on this is because you are a relative of the dads or the dad himself.the fact is that these two took a willing part of this whole mess.i agree that her mother is worthless she has bashed anyone and everyone that she could to make themsleves look better for a court date.the truth will come out there and you are right she has borrowed money from alot of people even some that she is blaming that didnt help julie
I'm not her dad nor a relative of his. Likewise, I've heard all sides of the story, & feel sorry for no one involved. Since she & Nancy have a history of not being the most honest, I felt that the public deserved to hear the whole truth from someone who's not afraid to tell it. I don't claim to know it all, as I was accused, but do know a lot about it. All I can do is share what info I do have about it, & let the public take it from there however they wish.
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Have you heard the side of the story about how she contacted him in the beginning, claiming to be someone else, and using a phone that was not hers. I am sure many of her friends can verify that she had a different phone she used for a brief time. Then she began sending pictures of herself to him using this "other" phone. There are many sides of this story that people don't know. It won't change the outcome for him, but it may change the way people view the situation and how she went about getting to him. Lets just say the truth is not being told. Not even close.
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Have you heard the side of the story about how she contacted him in the beginning, claiming to be someone else, and using a phone that was not hers. I am sure many of her friends can verify that she had a different phone she used for a brief time. Then she began sending pictures of herself to him using this "other" phone. There are many sides of this story that people don't know. It won't change the outcome for him, but it may change the way people view the situation and how she went about getting to him. Lets just say the truth is not being told. Not even close.
Nothing surprises me about Julie nor her mother. I am sure people have witnessed different things, & that everyone is telling the truth about what they know, unlike Julie or her mother. Did the person who owns the phone she used, turn it in? It would have helped the police in their investigation. In a nutshell: I don't believe that Julie's innocent by a long-shot. She got a bad reaction from people about it, something she didn't expect, so decided to come up with a different story about it to make herself look innocent & get back the respect she lost from others. Her mother, on the other hand, is more than likely busy looking at dollar signs right now, thinking she's gonna strike it rich.

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