Teacher sentenced for perjury in rape...

Teacher sentenced for perjury in rape trial

There are 104 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 1, 2007, titled Teacher sentenced for perjury in rape trial. In it, Newsday reports that:

A West Islip special education teacher was sentenced to three years probation Wednesday for lying on the witness stand during the trial of her husband -- a fellow teacher convicted of having sex with an ...

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Newsday Reader

Selden, NY

#29 Aug 1, 2007
Why would this woman support her husband and lie for him if he is accused of raping a 15 year old? What is wrong with her? I would have divorced him in 1 minute if I heard he was accused of raping a minor.
faust

Addison, TX

#30 Aug 1, 2007
Zeke wrote:
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Is your pathetic little mind that one-dimensional?
you a family member or fellow pervert?
fsmark

Old Bethpage, NY

#31 Aug 1, 2007
Newsday Reader wrote:
Why would this woman support her husband and lie for him if he is accused of raping a 15 year old? What is wrong with her? I would have divorced him in 1 minute if I heard he was accused of raping a minor.
He had consentual sex with an underage girl.

Hormones rage - thats all

http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-ussex08...
Oh No Not Again

AOL

#33 Aug 1, 2007
She accidently lied.
silly

Copiague, NY

#34 Aug 1, 2007
fsmark wrote:
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He had consentual sex with an underage girl.
Hormones rage - thats all
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-ussex08...
Don''t be absurd! Hormones rage my arse.
What a sick world we live in when people make excuses for adults sexually abusing kids.
Adults have no business "raging their hormones" on minors. Due to the age difference and the fact that he was in a position of authority over the student, there was no consent. She was not capable of consent.
It's rape.
He's a dirtbag.
Surprise surprise, so's the wife.
She lies under oath and gives a false alibi for a student-raping teacher?
a)She should be fired.
b)She should be in jail for perjury and attempting to pervert justice.
PETE F

AOL

#35 Aug 1, 2007
I don't think she was forced to testify at all. She was testifying for the husband.

Bringing perjury charges against the wife is a joke. The DA's office is full of the most foul mouthed liars ever known to man.

I can give you a verbatim piece of testimony of the summation at a trial.

It is essentially this: The prosecution witness had testified a certain person was at a crime scene. He was very descriptive of what the person was doing. He said in on direct examination at least 6x and I stopped counting. He testified to at cross examination after being trapped by the defense lawyer. When there was no more need to make it positive this is what the liar meant, the DEFENSE LAWYER DROPPED AN OFFICIAL POLICE REPORT IN THE WITNESSES HANDS SHOWING THE GUY HE SAID WHO WAS AT THE BURGLARY SCENE WAS IN JAIL!

This was after the witness stated on the stand and before a judge in an earlier proceeding that the defendant was at a holdup - The defendant was in EUROPE!

AND WHAT DOES THE DA DO? HE GETS HIM TO LIE AGAIN ABOUT BOTH LIES TO COVER UP FOR GETTING CAUGHT. AND HE TELLS THE JURY IN SUMMATION THAT THE POLICE AND HE KNEW THE GUY WHO WAS IN JAIL WAS IN JAIL AND THIS ONLY PROVES WE DIDN'T FEED THE WITNESS ANY INFORMATION,OTHERWISE WHY WOULD WE ALLOW HIM TO LIE!!!!!!!!!!

MR.DA, WHEN A WITNESS TELLS A LIE, OR IS MISTAKEN, AND YOU ARE AWARE OF IT YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO INFORM THE COURT AND THE DEFENSE. BUT YOU DIDN'T, WHAT YOU DID WAS TO TELL ANOTHER LIE YOURSELF. IT IS ALL ON THE RECORD.

How dare John Collins, or any ADA in Suffolk County get uppity when a witness lies on the stand when they only exist on LIES and MORE LIES.
Sharon

West Babylon, NY

#36 Aug 1, 2007
What kind of a woman/wife lies for her cheating/raping/molesting husband ???? Doesn't surprise me, I don't know of any group who lie, cheat, steal more than hispanics !!! UGH.
MADISON

AOL

#37 Aug 1, 2007
WAIT A MINUTE, IS THIS A HUSBAND AND WIFE WORKING FOR THE SAME DISTRICT. I THOUGHT SCHOOLS DON'T ALLOW THIS.
John

Brooklyn, NY

#38 Aug 1, 2007
My male neighbor tried to meet up with a 13 year old , got caught and his wife stood by him and still does, go figure!(and hes out walking free!!!)
finest

Stamford, CT

#39 Aug 1, 2007
I have followed this case all the way to this point. I do not think the wife should not even be brought in to this. The problem was the DA lost the case with a hung jury and they needed to show there power. So lets go after a stressed out, tired, probaly bankrupt wife. They know she wasn't going to fight and to make her life more of a hell. I personally think the father of the little girl put all of this in to her head and said we could make money off this. He was also know for beating his wife and being very abusive. How come they do not look in to him as much as they look in to a woman that has been through hell and back. After all he is a city employee as well. Great way to represent your city DAD. In closing like her lawyer said she is moving on and so should all you negative people who wish harm on her. She only is human and is facing up to a mistake. It is not like she killed someone she said her piece and the DA needed to show there muscle. Hey dad tell your daughter health & sex ed taught in school doesn't me after school oral projects.
Concerned Parent

West Milford, NJ

#41 Aug 2, 2007
When the Mepham Football Team raped three students a few years back, the Nassau-Suffolk Principal's Association stood up in support of the principal of Mepham, wrote letters, conduct media interviews, and came to his defense even before an investigation was started. This is just more of the same "good old boys and gals" network where people in our educational system, especially school boards feel that they are accountable to no one.
Liberty Belle NY

AOL

#43 Aug 2, 2007
DESPERATE-FOR-A-MAN MUCH?
If she knew her POS husband was sleeping with a 15-year-old girl, dontcha think she'd be the FIRST one to volunteer to testify AGAINST him?
I wouldn't commit perjury for someone who committed adultery!
TAKE HER LICENSE FOR HER PURE STUPIDITY AND IMPURE MORALS!
Former Pequan

Plainview, NY

#45 Aug 2, 2007
Bottom line: the suits in the school district supported her lies. That is because all the school districts on long island are teacher driven. They claim it's all about the kids. Not true. They need to keep the teachers happy. For what reason, I don't know.

If the school districts were run by Fortune 500 companies, it would be an entirely different ballgame.
Former Pequan

Plainview, NY

#46 Aug 2, 2007
MADISON wrote:
WAIT A MINUTE, IS THIS A HUSBAND AND WIFE WORKING FOR THE SAME DISTRICT. I THOUGHT SCHOOLS DON'T ALLOW THIS.
It's not 1957 anymore. They allow it at my school district which I will not name. It's on the South Shore and there are at least 10 married couples.
Melissa

Forest Hills, NY

#47 Aug 2, 2007
Kill thugs wrote:
c'mon guys she's not supposed to be on the stand to go against her husband anyway, it's illegal for them to force her to do that.
Right. She did not HAVE to testify against her husband. She CHOSE to testify and lie for him. C'mon yourself. They did not force her to testify, her choice.
Melissa

Forest Hills, NY

#48 Aug 2, 2007
kjt68 wrote:
lets not get outta hand here, some 15 year old can teach sex education class. The teacher was only 26 or so.... The word "rape" is mis used in this case. It should simply be "having consentual sex with a under age teen".
"Rape", implies it was against a persons will OR trhe person just did not know what was happening to them, such as the case with a child. THOSE cases should be called RAPE and the person should do life.
I hope this person does not have to have their name on registry's and stuff because that can cause undue viloence to him. IF you asked every person in your community what they thought it meant if they saw a neighbors name on those sex offender sites, they would tell you it meant that they raped a person against their will.
Where is your sense of morality. First of all rape is the PROPER term for sex with a minor because they lack the CAPACITY to consent. Second of all, this is not just your average 26 year old he is a TEACHER (a person in a position of authority over the child). Get real
Melissa

Forest Hills, NY

#49 Aug 2, 2007
caz wrote:
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Finally someone noticed that the government is not supposed to be able to force a spouse to testify? maybe she got the date wrong, do you remember where you were everyday of your life??? give her some slack
HELLO? The government did not FORCE her to testify, they can't force her to give testimony vs. husband. She made the CHOICE to testify and give the husband a false alibi.
Melissa

Forest Hills, NY

#50 Aug 2, 2007
fsmark wrote:
<quoted text>
He had consentual sex with an underage girl.
Hormones rage - thats all
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-ussex08...
You are morally bankrupt! Hormones my azz. He was a teacher, a person in position of authority over the minor. Hope you don't have any teenage daughters.
Melissa

Forest Hills, NY

#51 Aug 2, 2007
silly wrote:
<quoted text>
Don''t be absurd! Hormones rage my arse.
What a sick world we live in when people make excuses for adults sexually abusing kids.
Adults have no business "raging their hormones" on minors. Due to the age difference and the fact that he was in a position of authority over the student, there was no consent. She was not capable of consent.
It's rape.
He's a dirtbag.
Surprise surprise, so's the wife.
She lies under oath and gives a false alibi for a student-raping teacher?
a)She should be fired.
b)She should be in jail for perjury and attempting to pervert justice.
Thank God, I was beginning to think that the world had gone mad. Excuses made for this dirt bag and his dirt bag wife. I am sooo glad I don't have children in that school district, because she, at least, will probably be back. Unbelievable.
Melissa

Forest Hills, NY

#52 Aug 2, 2007
Former Pequan wrote:
Bottom line: the suits in the school district supported her lies. That is because all the school districts on long island are teacher driven. They claim it's all about the kids. Not true. They need to keep the teachers happy. For what reason, I don't know.
If the school districts were run by Fortune 500 companies, it would be an entirely different ballgame.
Music to many a tax payer's ear.

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