Molestation charges against teacher s...

Molestation charges against teacher shock parents at Duarte element...

There are 40 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Jun 21, 2010, titled Molestation charges against teacher shock parents at Duarte element.... In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

Members of a local school community expressed shock Monday at the child molestation charges brought against a teacher known around the school as an involved and helpful educator.

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mely

Covina, CA

#22 Jun 23, 2010
the be real if he is guilty this sucks after all these years i wouldnt think he was capaable of this he was a great teacher and always involved wit us students..
i was a studnet of his back in my elemntary years he was a great teacher ..

to me and my sisters this was a total shock=(
like wow couldnt believe it u know..

i just pray for the best...
The Captain

Monterey Park, CA

#23 Jun 23, 2010
I hope they have something on this guy since they are dragging his name through the mud. If he didn't do this and it is just some angry parent then it is bs, on the other hand if he did do it, there is no punishment great enough as far as I'm concerned.
Duarte Resident

United States

#24 Jun 24, 2010
concerned parent wrote:
<quoted text>its the school and districts fault .you live in san jose and not in duarte thats why you are not aware of the other problems the school has had this year like perverts taking pictures of kids from the gates of the school and a attempt kidnaping of a little girl too many crimes taking place at one school in one year and i also attended duarte schools from preschool till i graduated from d.h.s beardslee was a safe place when i was a student there but the schools are a reflection of there city and well i guess that kind of says it all...
You must not listen to the news or get out much do you? You really believe Duarte Schools are the only ones having these type of issues? You really need to educate yourself more before you start making assumptions based on one school. Duarte is an incredible City, its economically strong and safe. Of course it has its neighborhoods that need attention but what City doesnt? Of course some of its schools need to improve but which City doesnt struggle with its own schools? Arcadia has one of the best school districts but they struggle with Asian gangs and other issues which I have not been able to confirm, just rumors so I wont even mention. Anyways, dont bash your own City or School District without having all the facts.
Parent

Hawthorne, CA

#25 Jun 24, 2010
My child was in his class this year and I met him for the first time. I tried hard to keep perspective and look at both sides of the coin but I did see something wrong about his personality. Early on I had a notion of some cold calculating person that lacked empathy. We all are suffering from this and I hope strongly that the truth and nothing but the truth comes out. Now its numerous victims spanning a decade so I ask myself " Maybe there is truth about the allegations"
We have to be honest about it. Is he a victim or a monster?
this sucks

United States

#26 Jun 24, 2010
More reasons to consider home schooling your children.
anonymous

Pittsburg, CA

#27 Jun 24, 2010
Second Thoughts wrote:
<quoted text>Why? Just, because some anti-social kid made an accusation? I remember threatening to call Child Protective Services on my parents, because they spanked me. An accusation of physical abuse would've ruined both them and me. Kids make accusations. Because, they can.
We know nothing about the child who completed that survey, however, there are now 7 victims, and since the allegations go back 12 years that indicates that some of the victims are at least 18 years old at this time. I want more than anything to believe in his innocence, but the facts that are coming out do not look so good right now. It is not just a case of that one child and maybe a couple of other 6th grade girls with an axe to grind...
clueso

Panorama City, CA

#28 Jun 28, 2010
concerned parent wrote:
beardslee really needs to wakeup and evaluate there teachers.i am not sending my child to that school next year no matter what the cost may be better safe than sorry and i just dont feel safety comes first at beardslee elementary or better yet D.U.S.D........
Concerned parent, you really can't blame Beardslee or Duarte Unified. These crimes are committed in secret. They can and do happen everywhere including homes and schools.
Duarte parent

Orlando, FL

#29 Jun 29, 2010
Both my daughters had contact with Mr. Bauchman, one in student council which I accompanied them to their annual camping trip. Mr. Bauchman was nothing but kind and attentive with all his students. I remember participating with my daughter in a dance rountine and feeling man I wished I had a teacher like him growing up. In no way shape or form did I ever sense any wrong doing on his part. I have lived in the city of Duarte for over 10 yrs now and can honestly say I am glad my kids were able to grow up in this community. I feel truely blessed to live in Duarte and even though you hear things happen. Like the saying goes...."Every city has it's ghetto". My heart goes out to his wife and kids and I really do hope these are false accusations. There are many few teachers that actually like teaching and performing their job well. May there be justice and we should all keep our negative comments to ourselves and wait for the outcome. Remember there are always crazy people out there trying to get their 15 mins of fame at any cost.
truthbetold

Fullerton, CA

#30 Jun 30, 2010
I am close to this family and I assure you, these unspeakable accusations have devestated this family and changed their lives forever. As a fellow educator, I have NEVER seen this man act in a questionable way towards kids. I have rather seen and heard about how he has helped kids turn their lives around, been involved with his church and decided to help troubled youth, while many, many teachers would not give their time to take on the same challenges. I have also read, including comments from previous students, countless kids who have NEVER had a less-than positive and professional experience with him. I understand how we must take COMPLETE caution and intervene immediately when accusations come out against children, but also consider and remember if it were YOUR husband, brother, son or father sitting in jail.....possibly innocent. Just months ago, a Kindergarten teacher was aquitted on similar charges, some from her OWN child! If convicted, justice will serve...but allow yourselves to consider the evidence as is it revealed.
MIL

Moreno Valley, CA

#31 Jul 12, 2010
truthbetold wrote:
I am close to this family and I assure you, these unspeakable accusations have devestated this family and changed their lives forever. As a fellow educator, I have NEVER seen this man act in a questionable way towards kids. I have rather seen and heard about how he has helped kids turn their lives around, been involved with his church and decided to help troubled youth, while many, many teachers would not give their time to take on the same challenges. I have also read, including comments from previous students, countless kids who have NEVER had a less-than positive and professional experience with him. I understand how we must take COMPLETE caution and intervene immediately when accusations come out against children, but also consider and remember if it were YOUR husband, brother, son or father sitting in jail.....possibly innocent. Just months ago, a Kindergarten teacher was aquitted on similar charges, some from her OWN child! If convicted, justice will serve...but allow yourselves to consider the evidence as is it revealed.
truthbetold - I totally agree with you. I have known Mr. Baughman for well over 15 years. Two of my girls were his actual students and one always participated in student council. My girls are now in their 20's and never did he behaved or gave any signs of misconduct. He was always a gentlemen with everyone, he never behaved or made anyone feel uncomfortable in any way shape or form. I have talked to my girls and their friens who were in their class and not one can remember a bad doing or feeling uncomfortable with him. I went to several of their yearly camping trips and I can honestly say that he would never put himself in any predicament whatsoever. He is a very, very good teacher one of the few who actually cared about his students. I know students sometimes get angry at their teacher and with all this publicity to call child services and acuse the adults kids get ideas. I know of a girl who acused an innocent man just because she was being disciplined. Let's not judge without the facts. Let's wait for the outcome and then make your acusations but until then.
omg seriously

Waterloo, Canada

#32 Jul 22, 2010
I was a student of this teacher in the year 1999-2000 let me tell u he was one of the best teachers that I ever I had I think that whoever is accusing him are lying because I remember wen I was bearslee all these girls would follow him around everywhere throwing themselves on him and he would not pay attention to him I mean that is not right!! It makes me mad because I know that his life is ruined and he is a good person soo those girls out their who r saying that this is true need really think about what they r saying because girls these days r crazy and wild parents really pay attention of what u have in house most little girls these days r sluts!
this is soo dumb

Waterloo, Canada

#33 Jul 22, 2010
This is so dumb like seriously he was my second grade teacher in the year 1999-2000. He is one of the best teachers I ever had he would never so such a thing and I think that whoever is saying this is lying and I bet those little girls are sluts because I remember that all the time all the girls after school would swarm him and go to his class room and parents would see this and now they r saying that he tried to rape come on!!! he is such a nice person those if that really did happen for 12 years y didn't no one say nothing till now !!!! Come on think about it little girls now a days r little sluts so I mean think about it and I hope the truth comes out and he can get it together I wish u the best Mr. B..!!!
concerned

Calabasas, CA

#34 Jul 31, 2010
amazing that most people go straight to the presumption of innocence. obviously if there are a number of counts, and the charges are as invilved as published, the investigation gave credibility to the story. sorry to see so many people unconcerned about the child- the victim. the school officials should not be so worried about CYA but supposrting the students at the school and keeping a closer watch on the teachers guess budget cuts have kept the higher us from really paying attention to the kids
concerned

Calabasas, CA

#35 Jul 31, 2010
truthbetold wrote:
I am close to this family and I assure you, these unspeakable accusations have devestated this family and changed their lives forever. As a fellow educator, I have NEVER seen this man act in a questionable way towards kids. I have rather seen and heard about how he has helped kids turn their lives around, been involved with his church and decided to help troubled youth, while many, many teachers would not give their time to take on the same challenges. I have also read, including comments from previous students, countless kids who have NEVER had a less-than positive and professional experience with him. I understand how we must take COMPLETE caution and intervene immediately when accusations come out against children, but also consider and remember if it were YOUR husband, brother, son or father sitting in jail.....possibly innocent. Just months ago, a Kindergarten teacher was aquitted on similar charges, some from her OWN child! If convicted, justice will serve...but allow yourselves to consider the evidence as is it revealed.
sometimes offenders take on the things you mention as a way to gain access to vulnerable children. you may not know as much as you think you do about the teacher.

Since: Oct 09

Apple Valley, CA

#36 Aug 1, 2010
concerned wrote:
amazing that most people go straight to the presumption of innocence. obviously if there are a number of counts, and the charges are as invilved as published, the investigation gave credibility to the story. sorry to see so many people unconcerned about the child- the victim. the school officials should not be so worried about CYA but supposrting the students at the school and keeping a closer watch on the teachers guess budget cuts have kept the higher us from really paying attention to the kids
You are in error. Most of the time guilt is presumed by just the arrest and/or charge. Most of the time, merely an accusation is all that is needed to presume guilt. In this case, people are ready to presume innocence as you are willing to presume guilt. You call the child the "victim". By what evidence? An arrest? A charge? You presume guilt because of an accusation.

What if your victim is the teacher?

Since: Oct 09

Apple Valley, CA

#37 Aug 1, 2010
concerned wrote:
<quoted text>
sometimes offenders take on the things you mention as a way to gain access to vulnerable children. you may not know as much as you think you do about the teacher.
Nor you about the child.
beardslee parent

Azusa, CA

#38 Oct 28, 2010
maybe we should wait until the judge says the finale words. i really hope it's not true. In all my years at beardslee not once did someone have a complaint about him. yeah he was very involved with the students, thats a teachers job. then again that could of been his way to gain their trust and do the things he is accused of. the only ones that kwn the truth are those girls and mr.bughman himself.
no it's not the districts nor the school's fault. sex offenders are everywhere, their not always reported so as soon as it goes on national tv on one city we say oh thtas a terrible city. look around u and no one has a stamp on their forhead that says child melester, murder, brug addect. we nevert knw who the monster are. most times it's in our own families were we find them. just talk to ur children. let them knw that they can come and tell u about whats going on in their life. my children are all under 6 and i tll them no one has the right to touch them or certain things to them that hurt or uncomfort them.
old student

Azusa, CA

#39 Aug 17, 2011
i actually had the teacher in second grade he was my favorite teacher and still is! he is like the best and he will never do anything like this! i remember he use to bring his son to class and every friday except of doing social studies he would bring his guitar and teach us songs like puff the magic dragon! people are just really judgemental! he was a GREAT teacher! he taught me alot!
at long last

Altadena, CA

#40 Dec 8, 2012
Jury finds him innocent on all counts. He and his family were the real victims. The accusers contradicted their own stories.
Doubtful

Adelanto, CA

#41 Dec 18, 2012
truthbetold wrote:
I am close to this family and I assure you, these unspeakable accusations have devestated this family and changed their lives forever. As a fellow educator, I have NEVER seen this man act in a questionable way towards kids. I have rather seen and heard about how he has helped kids turn their lives around, been involved with his church and decided to help troubled youth, while many, many teachers would not give their time to take on the same challenges. I have also read, including comments from previous students, countless kids who have NEVER had a less-than positive and professional experience with him. I understand how we must take COMPLETE caution and intervene immediately when accusations come out against children, but also consider and remember if it were YOUR husband, brother, son or father sitting in jail.....possibly innocent. Just months ago, a Kindergarten teacher was aquitted on similar charges, some from her OWN child! If convicted, justice will serve...but allow yourselves to consider the evidence as is it revealed.
__________

You say you are a "fellow educator." Scary! I sure hope that it's not English you teach.
You can't even spell DEVASTATED or ACQUITTED the right way. HMMMMMM????

As for the Kindergarten teacher who was recently acquitted for "similar charges"- "some from her own child"- doesn't necessarily mean that that teacher is or was innocent. Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder and found only guilty of lying to Law Enforcement!!

Everyone, except for the brain dead jurists- knows damn good and well who killed Caylee Anthony. Evil Casey Anthony is the sole killer of her baby girl.

Just saying that an acquittal doesn't mean jack shit.

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