Altoona Man Sex Abuse Charge

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Guitar Man

Berlin, CT

#1 Jan 15, 2009
According to the Associated Press and the New London Day newspaper today, an Altoona man named Eugene Ronco has been ordered to pay $1.5 million by a judge in Connecticut as the result of a court case charging the Altoona man with sexual abuse dating back to the time when he was a teacher and administrator in the West Hartford, CT school system. Is this true?!
Guitar Man

Berlin, CT

#2 Jan 17, 2009
The Altoona Mirror was fully informed about the story, which ran in newspapers across the country because of an Associated Press wire report, but the Mirror has chosen not to write a single word about a man living in Altoona and ordered by a court in CT to pay $1.5 million to the victim of sexual abuse. That's journalism of the highest order. The editors and writers at that paper should be very proud of themselves...they really served the public interest.
Guitar Man

Berlin, CT

#3 Jan 23, 2009
Did the paper finally run a story on this case?

The fair and accurate thing to do is to report it.

“What a Beautiful Day”

Since: Apr 08

United States

#4 Jan 27, 2009
Why would they run the story....it will only make Altoona look worse than it already does
You dont know jack

Orange, CT

#5 Jan 28, 2009
I really don't care about how Altoona will look. There are people in Altoona that would want this published. This man lives in a neighborhood that I am sure has unsuspecting parents/children. Parents need to be made aware....This person could be befriending them/their child right now and if they don't know it could happen to yet another child....Leopards don't change their spots and if by running the story one child is protected it is worth getting the "bad reputation" that Gettingback2life says Altoona has.

“What a Beautiful Day”

Since: Apr 08

United States

#6 Jan 28, 2009
Let me set the record straight I LEFT that awful town for the way the place has become...I do not and will not defend that awful place that is VERY VERY one sided...you know th right people and no one will ever know your secrets...sooooo maybe this awful man knows someone....I could care less about the stupid town....I don't miss it!!!

“What a Beautiful Day”

Since: Apr 08

United States

#7 Jan 28, 2009
oh and one more thing.....I hope at least OE chld is protected by you getting the info out...best thing any parent there can do is LEAVE THAT PLACE....I took my kids and left as fast as I could
Guitar Man

Southington, CT

#8 Jan 29, 2009
I agree. Good for you for taking action.

If you go to the Topix site for West Hartford, CT you will find lots of discussion about this case, since they believe that there are abusive teachers and administrators on the payroll. And that's the system Eugene Ronco of Altoona, PA came from. It wouldn't surprise me if legal action would have to be taken in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to write the end of this sordid story.

“What a Beautiful Day”

Since: Apr 08

United States

#9 Jan 29, 2009
FYI, I know there are teachers in the Altoona Area who are guilty of abuse as well, however....some never made it to court because the kids didn't know what to do when they were "kids"......some are still teaching too..how sad
stang25

Altoona, PA

#10 Nov 4, 2009
Eugene Ronco is a victim of a disgruntled former student who has no concept of what he is doing to a very good man.Eugene has been good to myself,my wife and my children and all of his neighbors and friends.Anytime you put the words sex crime and a persons name in the same sentence,it will ruin a persons life such as it did to Eugene! This is not the way to get back at a former teacher because he failed you in a class. Also,no criminal charges were ever filed! IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY!
Altoona Parent

Hamden, CT

#11 Nov 9, 2009
You are a typical person and family Ronco uses to hide in the open.

Ronco says he is a Penn St grad. I dare you ask him when he graduated, then ask Penn St to verify it.

Look at all the affidavits from the many children now adults who came forward, not just one child.

Look at the CT Board of Education independent investigation of Ronco, his underage porn, underage drinking, falsification of his educational credentials.

You are not a bad person whom Ronco has taken advantage of, just ahve the courage to ask him whom he has had a heterosexual relationship with over the last 40 years, and ask him to verify it.

Don't be afraid of the answers you find. This is how pathological liars who happen to be child molesters operate. They don't come forward, just hide behind naive sincere people like you and your family
bostonguido

Portland, CT

#12 May 24, 2010
stang25 wrote:
Eugene Ronco is a victim of a disgruntled former student who has no concept of what he is doing to a very good man.Eugene has been good to myself,my wife and my children and all of his neighbors and friends.Anytime you put the words sex crime and a persons name in the same sentence,it will ruin a persons life such as it did to Eugene! This is not the way to get back at a former teacher because he failed you in a class. Also,no criminal charges were ever filed! IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY!
You are ABSOLUTELY WRONG and I strongly encourage you to keep your children away from this monster. This was NOT about money - this person has enough money. Did Ronco tell you this child had been given failed grades? If so - you need to know that Ronco never taught this child - he was a vice principal and gave out no grades. You are a fool to believe his lies.
barb

Hollywood, FL

#13 Jun 28, 2010
altoona is corrupt period!
Dave

Glen Mills, PA

#14 Sep 30, 2010
If you're interested in the truth, ask someone from Conard High. I went there. Thousands of us did. For the people who knew Mr. Ronco and had interaction with him, like I did, there really isn't any debate.

But why argue on line with speculators? Go to West Hartford and ask around. You'll get the truth if you want it...
Concerned Parent

AOL

#15 Oct 1, 2010
Dave, be specific as to what Ronco is. He is a predator. IF you feel that way then state it.
Dave wrote:
If you're interested in the truth, ask someone from Conard High. I went there. Thousands of us did. For the people who knew Mr. Ronco and had interaction with him, like I did, there really isn't any debate.
But why argue on line with speculators? Go to West Hartford and ask around. You'll get the truth if you want it...
WH Resident

West Hartford, CT

#17 Nov 24, 2010
The allegations were made when Ronco was Vice-Principal at King Philip Junior High. IT turns out that his boss (the principal) has had several claims against him as well. Something dark was going on there.
Concerned Parent

AOL

#18 Nov 25, 2010
Ellis has settled out of court for child sex abuse several times. The latest was posted in the Hartford Courant under town news about a week ago. Ellis settles just like Michael Jackson. There are more law suits coming according to the article.
Ellis and Ronco once all the truths are told will go down as the most prolific tandem child abuse educators in United States History.
West Hartford is about to issue a public apology. They took down a Plaque dedicated to Ellis. The only thing protecting them is Government Immmunity.
former kp student 1979

Canton, GA

#19 Dec 25, 2010
mr ronco was my vice principal during my 7 and 8 grade.During that time I had a friend tell me about how he would let certain boys over to his apartment instead of having to do detention.I didnt believe him until one day mr ronco drove up to me while I was walking to a friends house.I thought it was cool he was talking to me and I agreed to go back to his appt.Once there we had some wine and he got a steam shower ready,yes we did sleep together I was young and needed a male figure ,it was very confusing.A few mos later I ran away from home and ended up in florida scared and alone.One day I called mr ronco for help and he hung up on me.I thought he was my friend.I hope he didnt hurt so many more boys.My name is jeff prete and I happily live in georgia now.
Dan

Arlington, MA

#20 Jan 20, 2011
Wright, Office of Legal& Government Affairs,165 Capitol Ave. Hartford Conn.

Attention attorney Cerere. There is a 26 page report on Ronco. There are also other charges filed on him. Attorney Ludgin, i believe is handling the case for one of the boys. It is a civil matter, now. To many years have passed to put him in jail. The freedem of information act will allow you to get the information.
phdfromConard

Oxford, NY

#22 May 2, 2011
Dave wrote:
If you're interested in the truth, ask someone from Conard High. I went there. Thousands of us did. For the people who knew Mr. Ronco and had interaction with him, like I did, there really isn't any debate.
But why argue on line with speculators? Go to West Hartford and ask around. You'll get the truth if you want it...
I went to Conard. Knew mr. Ronco pretty well. No complaints and only compliments. He helped fix some issues i had with guidance consular who was an idiot on a power trip a few time. As a VP, he cared and got involved. The other VP, who was mine, never left his office or listened to complaints. I do not know what happened when he was a teacher ~10 years earlier at another school, but i would feel comfortable saying in court he was never anything but professional and way above the others in the main office.

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