NN teacher is accused of indecent lib...

NN teacher is accused of indecent liberties

There are 59 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Dec 22, 2008, titled NN teacher is accused of indecent liberties. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A Newport News high school teacher was arrested by James City County police investigators Monday on a charge of taking indecent liberties with a minor, county police officials said.

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“The opposite of Progress ”

Since: Nov 08

is Congress

#62 Jul 4, 2009
AWF wrote:
I've known too many victims of teachers, parents, relatives, neighbors, leaders of children's groups - it's happens, and it's never pretty and many of the perpetrators are "upstanding" citizens.
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Many do seem to be upstanding citizens. I don't know the demographics for it though.
Jack

Germany

#63 Jul 4, 2009
The guy's innocent.
Amazed

United States

#64 Jul 9, 2009
Bunch of outhouse Lawyers! Who cares what you think? Next time you have a thought---------flush it! The due process of law will prevail.
my busines

Mckeesport, PA

#65 Jul 9, 2009
I will grant you the fact that some older children are frightened to come forward. Isn't it a fact that many older children who finally come forward have been abused somewhere in their past or lived in a home where said abuse occured on a daily basis, believing it is not out of the norm? Does the possibility exist this child was and is still being abused by someone other than the accused? A family member perhaps. The accuser may be suffering from a post tramatic or delayed reaction from a former abuse? Just some points to ponder.
AWF

Hayes, VA

#66 Jul 11, 2009
Pedophiles choose to be where they have access to children - or course most who choose to work with or volunteer with children are not pedophiles. Many molest those who are in their family or are friends of family members or they choose to "hook up" with a person who has children in their interest range.
Lee Hall wrote:
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Many do seem to be upstanding citizens. I don't know the demographics for it though.
AWF

Hayes, VA

#67 Jul 11, 2009
You know this how?
Jack wrote:
The guy's innocent.
AWF

Hayes, VA

#68 Jul 11, 2009
Have flushed your thought. Thanks for the suggestion.
Amazed wrote:
Bunch of outhouse Lawyers! Who cares what you think? Next time you have a thought---------flush it! The due process of law will prevail.
Citizen

Yorktown, VA

#69 Jul 11, 2009
There usually isn't a suspicion with this type of person. Doesn't matter how long you've know this family. People like Mark deserve what they get in the end. It's been coming and it really doesn't matter if he is quilty of this crime, he's done enough to deserve injustice and punishment to pay for what he has done.
wzzzzup wrote:
let this one go till there's real proof, I've known this family since I was a kid. Never a suspicion that this is a thing he would do.
Citizen

Yorktown, VA

#70 Jul 11, 2009
If you think justice prevails, then you're a naive, clueless fool. Innocent people are convicted all the time!!
Amazed wrote:
Bunch of outhouse Lawyers! Who cares what you think? Next time you have a thought---------flush it! The due process of law will prevail.
Citizen

Yorktown, VA

#71 Jul 11, 2009
I've been through hell because I didn't turn the other way when my teaching assistant was mistreating students and my assistant principal dragged a child down the stairs on his knees. I reported it and wanted the assistant fired. The school system just wanted to cover their six and couldn't care less about what was going on. I had my teaching career destroyed by vicious rumors by a friend of the assistant principal that wouldn't stop this assistant just to make me pay for not keeping my mouth shut. This is what goes on in education. Everyone needs to be concerned about what goes on and not assume educators are good people. I can assure you this is not the case. I would never go back and change what I did, as I did the right thing. If I no longer teach, so be it. I couldn't have lived with myself otherwise. I taught at Woodside and was appalled with what I learned when there. It was a true awakening and very disheartening. I will just say that to survive you need to ignore an awful lot and keep what you see to yourself. The hardest was how students were used and hurt by teachers for their own games and gain. Mr. Yewcic was one of the teachers that didn't care who he hurt. He is now getting to feel what it is like to be on the other side. How's it feel, Mark? I've been there and it's horrible isn't it! Gives you a new prospective on things I hope. It doesn't matter what is true or false anymore because it is out there and will never go away. You will have to live with it and deal with how you are treated because of it and you can't do a thing about it. You now know how it feels to be helpless and how you can't stop it from growing and growing with more lies. The lies will get so deep you will die a lonely death at the bottom of the pile. Everywhere you go you will have to face it and it will be waiting for you no matter what you do or where you go. Eventually, you will retreat and withdraw from life as you knew it and you'll have to find a new way. Good Luck!!
Not Clueless Anymore

Yorktown, VA

#72 Jul 11, 2009
A trial doesn't mean a thing. The prosecutor in NN doesn't seek the truth or want justice, they just play their lawyer games and go for a win. They don't care who is innocent or quilty as long as they look good and have another win on their record. The whole bunch of them in NN are power hungry jerks. They will go through the process to put on a show, but it doesn't mean a damn thing!!!! Guilty people walk and innocent people are convicted all the time. They don't care if they get it right. As for this man, he's now stuck with this mess for the rest of his life. Career over, move on. Just the accusation has sealed the deal.
my busines wrote:
In reply to the priests and strong moral convictions- Some and I don't mean all, so please do not take this out of context, enter the priesthood for just that purpose. I think it would be easier to believe if the accuser were younger. Yes, many abused children are afraid to come forward but at the age of 16 or 17, this I have to question. In reply to the other post about the clique, extremely bitter, and excuse me but how can you stereotype any kind of teacher as having a predilection for certain types of abuse? As stated by many I intend to reserve judgment until the outcome of the trial but will continue to believe only the best of Mark.
Not Clueless Anymore

Yorktown, VA

#73 Jul 11, 2009
I can tell you for a fact that Mr. Yewcic is NO loved by all of his students. Ask the special needs kids how he treats them. It is people like him that put up a show and then use their good name to hide what they do. Seen it many times and this is no different. This man made sure students failed no matter how hard they worked just because they were special needs. He preyed on those that were weak and he fits the profile. As a special education teacher, I tried to help the students and Mark made sure I wasn't able to or purposely picked on them to make them pay for the help they received. Both him and Mr. Jacob were playing this game. They did everything they could to keep the special needs students from being successful. And for what! Health class.
Give me a break!! I had students that had to retake Mr. Yewcic's class 2, 3 and 4 times because he REFUSED to give them the credit they deserved to prove they didn't belong in the general ed classes. Rot in Hell Mark!! You may be able to fool some people, but I saw you in action.
kelseyb wrote:
There is absolutely no way that this accusation can be the truth. I have been an employee of his for four years at Two Rivers and have known him for even longer. I've taught swim lessons with him and even helped him out with Summer Fun Camp throughout the years. Mark is known and loved by everyone in Governor's Land and I'm sure that same sentiment is felt by his students at Woodside. Never once has he exhibited any kind of inappropriate behavior. There is just no way that I can believe that Mark did anything of the sort and I am sad that something like this has to happen to him. He does not deserve this, and I'm sure that the rest of my friends and fellow lifeguards would agree. Let us all remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
HELLO

Yorktown, VA

#74 Jul 11, 2009
And you think the court's verdict is reliable? Think again. They are so afraid of making a mistake and allowing a teacher to get away with something, they error on the side of safety. I've been there and it didn't matter if the evidence didn't even make sense. I was a teacher and the good ole' boy system wanted to be sure that they did their job and protected the children of the commonwealth. It it called a WITCH HUNT!!
once again wrote:
the people are covicting this person before he has his day in court.
HELLO

Yorktown, VA

#75 Jul 11, 2009
clip clop
Lee Hall wrote:
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I see the trolls are weighing in.
HELLO

Yorktown, VA

#76 Jul 11, 2009
la la land is waiting for you.
Elizabeth wrote:
I knew coach yewcic at woodside, i can't see him doing this
HELLO

Yorktown, VA

#77 Jul 11, 2009
I saw an elementary teacher make teacher of the year the year after she slapped a student in the face. Go Figure!
only a matter of time wrote:
Since some of you are clearly clueless when it comes to law enforcement and the legal system, let me fill you in. I have personally witnessed elementary school teachers keep their jobs after being caught engaged in soliciting prostitutes, indecent exposure, illegal narcotics, etc. As long as they plead guilty to the charge and get probation, they will not be fired from their place of employment. Just because you know someone, that does not mean you know what they do behind closed doors.
HELLO

Yorktown, VA

#78 Jul 11, 2009
This was all of the job. It doesn't work that way when it is work related.
only a matter of time wrote:
Since some of you are clearly clueless when it comes to law enforcement and the legal system, let me fill you in. I have personally witnessed elementary school teachers keep their jobs after being caught engaged in soliciting prostitutes, indecent exposure, illegal narcotics, etc. As long as they plead guilty to the charge and get probation, they will not be fired from their place of employment. Just because you know someone, that does not mean you know what they do behind closed doors.
HELLO

Yorktown, VA

#79 Jul 11, 2009
There is not normal after you have been accused of something like this whether it is true or false. It's out there and is now a big fat elephant in the room that will never go away!
Hey, Woodside teachers that are so quick at latching on to false rumors that teachers have abused or mistreated students - what do you have to say now!!
FHS 96 wrote:
Mark Yewcic was my golf and baseball coach and also my health teacher at Ferguson High school over. He was the kind of guy that cared about his kids, and that was it. My guess is that someone took his kindness the wrong way and made this story up out of shame. I hope that's the way the story unfolds and Coach Yewcic can return to a normal life.
THE TRUTH

Yorktown, VA

#80 Jul 11, 2009
tHINK WHAT YOU WANT, BUT I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE.
The Truth wrote:
Worked with Mr. Y at Woodside. He belongs to a click of rotten teachers that cause trouble for other teachers. They have "targets" each year and bascially take them out for no reason other than to play their power games. This is the type of personality that does abuse others. They distract away from themselves by keeping the focus on someone else. Mr. Y. was lazy, unfair and just downright mean to the students ~ especially the special needs students. The whole bunch of them need to be locked up for emotional abuse of the students. What I have seen with the teachers at this school would make you sick to your stomach. I say it's time to take out Mr. Jacob also. He's a million times worse than Mr. Y. Ever notice that the PE/ Health teachers keep surfacing in the news? It's a personality type.
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