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Charges Dropped Against Coach is Warrensburg Sexual Misconduct Case

There are 15 comments on the Fox4KC story from Aug 10, 2009, titled Charges Dropped Against Coach is Warrensburg Sexual Misconduct Case. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

A Warrensburg High School girls basketball coach accused of having sexual contact with two students is no longer facing criminal charges.

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rgc

AOL

#1 Aug 10, 2009
where is the rest of this story? youve obviously have more to this story. right?
Lira

Sunnyvale, CA

#2 Aug 10, 2009
He is guilty
common sense

Irvine, CA

#3 Aug 11, 2009
If he was really guilty, why would the charges be dropped just because he agreed to quit his job??? Does that mean you can offend kids and the prosecutor says, "Thats ok, you can touch kids as long as you quit your job." It shows me that the prosecution and that idiot lawyer for those liars don't have a case against him.
SOME ONE

Kansas City, MO

#4 Aug 11, 2009
THERE obviously wasn't sufficient evidence. He probaly just pissed someone off so they tried to retaliate.
Lee

Liberty, MO

#5 Aug 11, 2009
In this country our judicial system is based upon the premise that you are innocent until proven guilty.
Lee

Liberty, MO

#6 Aug 11, 2009
In addition, just because the allegation is particularly offensive to a certain person or group of people, it doesn't mean that the accused's rights should be abridged. Innocent until proven guilty should stand as the rule for anything; from shoplifting to child abuse to murder. Unfortunately, we've already started down the road of considering people guilty until proven innocent in certain types of crimes - such a slippery slope.
Rest of Story

Olathe, KS

#7 Aug 11, 2009
Where was the asst coach during all of this? This is an example of why two adults are supposed to be assigned to any activities.
terry

Houston, TX

#8 Aug 12, 2009
Criminal charges are never dropped, even at the request of the alledged victim, just because someone quits their position. There wasn't a strong enough case against him. My guess is somehow he pissed one or both of the girls off. Kids don't know that "getting even" by lieing destroys not just the accused but his family and friends. It's a shame.
CallEmAsYouSeeEm

Kansas City, MO

#9 Aug 13, 2009
common sense wrote:
...and that idiot lawyer for those liars don't have a case against him.
I see that you have met R-Pod...
rest of the story 2

Warrensburg, MO

#10 Aug 13, 2009
Rest of Story wrote:
Where was the asst coach during all of this? This is an example of why two adults are supposed to be assigned to any activities.
There was always an assistant coach present...why do you think the charges were dropped. Nothing happened. They just didn't like the way he coached and wanted to get him fired....they told everyone at school that's what they were doing.
YouTellMe

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Aug 13, 2009
If there was sufficient evidence, then why drop charges against a "sex offender"?? Shouldn't we (as a society) make sure that he is punished to the fullest extent of the law? Which leads me to question the moral character of the prosecuting attorney!
that one chick

Sedalia, MO

#12 Aug 13, 2009
the daily star journal is the paper here in warrensburg, and that's where i read about the charges being dropped. according to the paper, the alleged victims agreed to drop the charges, as long as the alleged offender would renounce his job. this wasn't simply a move on the prosecutor's part. i believe the civil charges are still pending.

a victim can request for criminal charges to be dropped, and then it is up to the prosecutor whether or not to go forward.

before we start burning the prosecutor at the stake, let's remember that in a court of law and for all practical purposes, the idea is that there is innocence until proven guilty. i'm not defending the coach - i have no first hand knowledge of his actions. i'm just saying that there may be circumstances that aren't open to the public. there is no proof that the alleged victims are lying or falsifying the truth in any way, as well. there are just fact that we, as the public, have not been made aware of.
CallEmAsYouSeeEm

Kansas City, MO

#13 Aug 13, 2009
YouTellMe wrote:
...Shouldn't we (as a society) make sure that he is punished to the fullest extent of the law?
Only if a person is guilty. You do not punish a person based on allegations. You do not assume guilt without evidence and a fair trail.
A grand jury only agreed to hear the case. Obviously the Prosecutor was not confident in the prosecution of the case. The defense had 25 - 30 witnesses prepared to testify for the Coach.
Originally the Prosecutor asked for a guilty plea to drop the charges. A guilty plea was denied by the defendant. They settled on a resignation.
The civil case proceeds and they will get their day in court. The truth will be known and justice will prevail in the end.
Coach Hough is a good and honest man with integrity and character. Many in Warrensburg respect him and are disappointed to loose such a fine teacher and coach.
YouTellMe

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Aug 14, 2009
CallEmAsYouSeeEm wrote:
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Only if a person is guilty. You do not punish a person based on allegations.
I guess I didn't make myself clear...sorry! What I meant was...if the charges were bogus in the first place, then why ruin this guys life and career? It sounds like these teenage girls didn't like him and just made up some allegations to get him fired...one thing led to another and the next thing you know he's going to court and has lost his job. All of this could have been nipped in the bud by the prosecuting attorney's office.
CallEmAsYouSeeEm

Kansas City, MO

#15 Aug 14, 2009
YouTellMe wrote:
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...All of this could have been nipped in the bud by the prosecuting attorney's office.
Sorry for the misunderstanding. FYI, it was election time and the Prosecutor was running for Circuit Judge. On the positive side, most saw through the tactics and they lost the election. Unfortunately, they remain Prosecutor until next election.
Lessons learned, politics should remain out of the court room.

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