Teacher gets 10-20 years for sex with...

Teacher gets 10-20 years for sex with girl

There are 33 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 28, 2008, titled Teacher gets 10-20 years for sex with girl. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

An Allentown man who admitted having sex with a 14-year-old girl while working as a special education teacher at a Philadelphia high school was sentenced Wednesday to 10 to 20 years in state prison.

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Im a good one

AOL

#1 Aug 28, 2008
Joshua Uhrich..........wow!! keep adding......what an animal
bozo

Manassas, VA

#2 Aug 28, 2008
14 Today is not necessarly a child.

10 to 20 years seems steep.

He should pay ,he should have known better but 10 to 20 is a long long time.

In some countries you are married by that age.
Are those cultures wrong? Whos to say.
Michael

Allentown, PA

#3 Aug 28, 2008
Go into the middle of Allentown city and you'll find no less than 100 girls 14 or less who are pregnant; the sexual activity rate among 14 year olds is roughly 25% and a good portion of their partners are over 20. Why isn't anyone prosecuting them?
Do certain cultures get a free pass?
I do agree no one should ever take advantage of a special ed student though, and should get a steeper penalty.
speedracer

Lansdale, PA

#4 Aug 28, 2008
there is no reason to ever let this guy out 10 /20 is not to harsh it is to weak lock him up throw away the key what says when he gets out he wont do it again
cat

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Aug 28, 2008
Well, the article never said she was a special education student. It said HE was a special education teacher. It said they met via MySpace.
Pennsylvania

Lehighton, PA

#6 Aug 28, 2008
bozo wrote:
14 Today is not necessarly a child.
10 to 20 years seems steep.
He should pay ,he should have known better but 10 to 20 is a long long time.
In some countries you are married by that age.
Are those cultures wrong? Whos to say.
It was wrong. Plain and simple.
It was more than wrong because he was a teacher.

But, I agree he is 30 not 60, and she is 14 not 13 or younger.

There are worse criminals out there that get less time. 10 to 20 does seem steep.

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#7 Aug 28, 2008
What a piece of $hit. If some 30 year old guy had sexual encounters with my daughter I would kill his a$$!!!!

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#8 Aug 28, 2008
Michael wrote:
Go into the middle of Allentown city and you'll find no less than 100 girls 14 or less who are pregnant; the sexual activity rate among 14 year olds is roughly 25% and a good portion of their partners are over 20. Why isn't anyone prosecuting them?
Do certain cultures get a free pass?
I do agree no one should ever take advantage of a special ed student though, and should get a steeper penalty.
What! do you have a daughter? 13-14 is still a little girl and he is a grown man. It is wrong, wrong. He got what he deserved. It makes me sick.
Pennsylvania

Lehighton, PA

#9 Aug 28, 2008
rogdbach wrote:
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What! do you have a daughter? 13-14 is still a little girl and he is a grown man. It is wrong, wrong. He got what he deserved. It makes me sick.
"Uhrich and the girl had sexual encounters on several occasions, both in Philadelphia and Allentown, police said."

Where were her parents?

At 14, she is a teenager. Better keep a good eye on your daughter, with TV, movie's & whor*s like Britney Spears, look at the influences your daughters have! And you wonder why they are sexually active.

Hopefully you are an involved parent who teaches their child morals and self value.
harry

Walnutport, PA

#10 Aug 28, 2008
lack of love in the home of the girl !!!!!!!!

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#11 Aug 28, 2008
Pennsylvania wrote:
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"Uhrich and the girl had sexual encounters on several occasions, both in Philadelphia and Allentown, police said."
Where were her parents?
At 14, she is a teenager. Better keep a good eye on your daughter, with TV, movie's & whor*s like Britney Spears, look at the influences your daughters have! And you wonder why they are sexually active.
Hopefully you are an involved parent who teaches their child morals and self value.
I hear you. I am in my kids life (twins 5 1/2 year old boy and girl)big time. When I read stuff like this article it kills me. And yes I agree with you where were the parents.
Berks_Iraq_Vet

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#12 Aug 28, 2008
bozo wrote:
14 Today is not necessarly a child.
10 to 20 years seems steep.
He should pay ,he should have known better but 10 to 20 is a long long time.
In some countries you are married by that age.
Are those cultures wrong? Whos to say.
You really are a clown.
Dennis

Mansfield, OH

#13 Aug 28, 2008
Thank goodness for the sex offender registries and residency restrictions. They are doing a good job of promoting "stranger danger" and not addressing real problems. Oh well, I guess the legislators will have to dream up some more legislation to "protect the children".
bozo

Manassas, VA

#14 Aug 28, 2008
Yo berks-Iraq -Vet?

You wrote the moral code for mankind?

Who the hel# are you to say?
Berks_Iraq_Vet

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#15 Aug 28, 2008
The moral code of other countries do not apply here. There is American culture, law and moral codes. Many choose to disregard or ignore this today. It's called a civilized society.
And, by the way, Bozo is a clown.
And cut the "yo" crap.
not an allentown resident

Nazareth, PA

#16 Aug 28, 2008
bozo wrote:
14 Today is not necessarly a child.
10 to 20 years seems steep.
He should pay ,he should have known better but 10 to 20 is a long long time.
In some countries you are married by that age.
Are those cultures wrong? Whos to say.
Last you checked though, you were in America, NOT ANOTHER COUNTRY so rules and laws of this COUNTRY only apply. Remember brains are not fully developed until age 23. It takes most adults, let alone children, decades to figure out what's wrong and what's right. Just because some girls wear makeup and tight shorts, doesn't mean that the ready, even if they think they are, capable of the emotional consequences of sex!
Amused Crack-er

Bethlehem, PA

#17 Aug 28, 2008
What the guy did was wrong, BUT... WHY did the girl go with him back to Allentown a few times? I say that SHE is also partly responsible here, too. This happened a few times and yet she said and did nothing after the first time? Doesn't sound like rape to me.

I think there's quite a bit more to this story than what is being told. In NO way am I saying that it was ok what they guy did, but I AM saying that it seems the girl consented to the sex and should also have known better.

If she consented to the sex, then why not hold her partly responsible for it to teach her a lesson on what being a slut is about? Why ONLY blame the guy? Sorry, but at 14, this girl should know right from wrong and is FAR from being "still a child."
Amused Crack-er

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Aug 28, 2008
And yet I laugh at all the people in here who want to cut the guy's nuts off, hang him or lock him away for a looooooong time. Lynch mobbing time! Lol!

Now excuse me... School is back in session and it's almost time for recess and my lunch break.
afenster

Bethlehem, PA

#19 Aug 28, 2008
Now if this was female teacher with a boy, she would have received months and community service. This is one case of gender discrimination that is against males...
afenster

Bethlehem, PA

#21 Aug 28, 2008
why is it if it's a male teacher with a young girl, it's pedophilia (which it is) but if it's a female teacher with a young boy then it's "atta boy!" You're just acting out Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" video! Boys are just as traumatized as girls by sexual abuse and we traumatize them again when we discount their feelings and assume since they are boys they enjoyed it and it must have been the conquest of their life.

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