Former Richlands band director charged with sexual abuse

Jul 11, 2008 Full story: Bluefield Daily Telegraph 14

RICHLANDS, Va. - A former well-known Tazewell County band director who retired earlier this year, has been named in a seven-count indictment charging him with taking indecent liberties with a child by a person ...

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#1 Aug 3, 2008
I for one, hope that this teacher gets what he deserves and isn't given a slap on the wrist, and allowed to "retire" and go elsewhere and teach, like others have before him from the TCPS system. Our courts need to send a message to these offenders, not tell them it is alright.
Tazewell County Mom

Clarksburg, WV

#2 Aug 8, 2008
I have heard: HE left before all this became's being investigated....lots of questions to be answered.

He definitely should serve a long prison term, if proven guilty. And, when he finally is released, NEVER be allowed to be around any children again.
fanny mae

Ashland, KY

#3 Aug 14, 2008
what exactly did he do to the children. Did he molest one or did he put his hands on them. How old were the kids, girls or boys
Carpool Tunnel Syndrome

Richmond, VA

#4 Apr 14, 2012
Did he really think no one would think twice about his skin flute tryouts?

Bandy, VA

#5 Apr 14, 2012
He works in Bristol Target now I've saw the sick bastard the last three times I was there

Richlands, VA

#6 Mar 18, 2013
What students were involved.....they should be adults now?

Richlands, VA

#7 Mar 18, 2013
Seriously, why would you ask that?
Dan Halen

Tazewell, VA

#8 Mar 18, 2013
Yea that's just plain wrong. He didn't pull much if any time. He works stocking Magizines at Bristol Target. He's close to kids all day. Why dose a first time drug offense get you more time than rapeing boys ! It's a sick ass system we have in place!
parentofabandmem ber08

Harrisonburg, VA

#9 Mar 19, 2013
you people don't know anything you are talking about. Danny did not touch any one he used a computer to commuicate with a guy and it was a to way street. the guy was 17 at the time and yes he was a minor which was still against the law. no one accused him of touching or in any manner of phyical sexual contact between them. that is why danny didn't serve anymore time than he did. so before you jump on me check for the facts. I had a son in the band during this time and belive you me I questioned him long and hard about this matter. if you have more questions and need answers why not check the DA office in Tazewell Court house it public info and you anit going to get a lot of truth on Topix only people shooting off their mouths like Dan Howlen mad seems to do most of the time. Why don't you just go up to Danny and ask him who the guy was and what was said to start this I am sure that he wouldn't mind telling you.


Richlands, VA

#10 Mar 19, 2013
Uhhhhh Seriously? Why does it matter if it was on a computer? A 17 year olds mind still hasn't developed - hormones are all over the place. "Danny" was like a 40 year old man. Regardless of if he DID or DIDNT touch the kid, he took advantage of him.
youdonotknowital l

Harrisonburg, VA

#11 Mar 19, 2013
WTF you are half right however you still don't know it all and until you do you and a lot more will feel this way. there is way more to the story than you know. and I don't think most of the general public will ever know. i will not respond to any more of the post on this theard. I am not defending Danny in any maner what he did was wrong and he should have been more responible in his action. and I will say this you don't dangle a carrot in front of the rabbit or a rabbit in front of grey hound each will try to get to it.
Dan Halen

Tazewell, VA

#12 Mar 19, 2013
A carrot is a lot different than a boys dick ! You are just as sick as hi
Dan Halen

Tazewell, VA

#13 Mar 19, 2013
You are as sick as him.Com pareing a carrot and a rabbit to a boy and a pediophile . You should question your son more. Go buy all the Tickle me Elmo's ya want nit Whit!

Richlands, VA

#14 Mar 27, 2013
WTF wrote:
Seriously, why would you ask that?

Because if these people are adults, could they be doing the same things to children now?

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