Whitehall coach charged w/ sex assault

The girls' basketball coach at Whitehall High School is in jail, accused of sexual assault. Full Story
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Riiiiiight

Holland, MI

#1 Jan 7, 2009
Lets not all jump to conclusions...........
okeN

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Jan 7, 2009
Amen!
Stephanievo5

Holland, MI

#4 Jan 7, 2009
race has nothing to do with it.

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, Michigan

#5 Jan 7, 2009
Not a good thing to do to bring race into it. Alot of other races have the same problem they just don't get in trouble for it.
cani ax you sumtin

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Jan 8, 2009
if it was a race issue, i really doubt doubt it would be singular to white people,

seeing as alot of minority family trees sure dont have many branches.

maybe thats a "cultural" thing though.

Since: Dec 08

Dorr, MI

#7 Jan 8, 2009
this news story does not even have any facts... when the crime was committed, who he assaulted, another guilty until proven innocent, I am not saying he is innocent, but it would be nice if we were given all the facts... the: who, what, when, where, why, etc......common news 8 get on the ball, inform the public properly
That Chick

Owosso, MI

#8 Jan 8, 2009
Scubaguy49509 wrote:
this news story does not even have any facts... when the crime was committed, who he assaulted, another guilty until proven innocent, I am not saying he is innocent, but it would be nice if we were given all the facts... the: who, what, when, where, why, etc......common news 8 get on the ball, inform the public properly
Well first of all, no it does not have any fact and is truly a news 8 story..But in the mean time, it is a young girl that this happened to. If your daughter was put in a similar situation, would you want her name being all over the news?
I'm assuming, no!
Jared, good luck to you
HanginGr

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Jan 8, 2009
Oh man
HanginGr

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Jan 8, 2009
Thronnos Rokke wrote:
White guys just can't seem to keep their hands off the young ones...Your all pedophiles!
ALL??
HanginGr

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Jan 8, 2009
Scubaguy49509 wrote:
this news story does not even have any facts... when the crime was committed, who he assaulted, another guilty until proven innocent, I am not saying he is innocent, but it would be nice if we were given all the facts... the: who, what, when, where, why, etc......common news 8 get on the ball, inform the public properly
Would be nice too get all the fact but that way they cant wreck the person whole life, just the fact he being accused of this crime, people will judge and convict him, after all this is west michigan,
Hmmmmm

Charlotte, MI

#12 Jan 8, 2009
When someone gets busted Drinking and Driving, its usually not the first time they have committed the crime, just the first time they got caught.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#13 Jan 8, 2009
If it is true then cook him. If it is a false report, where does he get his reputation back? I don't like these reports coming out before a case is made. The supposed victim is never exposed when making accusations, true or not.
John M

Rockford, MI

#14 Jan 8, 2009
From what little fact that were released in this story it sounded like there were plenty of warning signs. 30 yr old teacher living with a 21 yr old fmr student. School kids always hanging out over there. This was screaming something is wrong way before something was probably wrong.
Dave

Allendale, MI

#15 Jan 8, 2009
Who ever said it was a girl and who said she was young? Let the case play out. Of course they're not going to print all the details, it's an active criminal case. It does say 3rd degree CSC and that is about as much detail as in on the MSP website after they've been convicted.
sigh

Caledonia, MI

#16 Jan 8, 2009
Thronnos Rokke wrote:
White guys just can't seem to keep their hands off the young ones...Your all pedophiles!
Are you still a pedophile when it's with a slutted up 16 year old and she's begging for sex?

I think that "pedophile" is a term that is thrown around a lot and I think it can be confused with someone who is having sex with 4 year olds and not teenagers who are begging for it then change their mind.

Lets see where the facts take us when we hear them.
Concerned Teacher

Grand Haven, MI

#17 Jan 8, 2009
I work in a nearby school system and every time I see stories like this my heart sinks. What makes any adult think that it is ok to do ANYTHING sexually with a student. I just don't understand...
give me a break

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Jan 8, 2009
Why do these idiots think they can get away with this kind of thing, sooner or later one of these children are going to tell someone. The only person who is a bigger idiot than the perp. is Thronnos Rokke who thinks this is a race problem, this is a morality problem, and since they no longer are alowed to talk about morality in the public schools it is going to be an issue for students and teachers.
logic

Byron Center, MI

#21 Jan 8, 2009
I'm making an assumption here, but judging by the fact that you mention it's no longer allowed... morality != religion, okay? Okay.
Tess

Macomb, MI

#22 Jan 8, 2009
Thronnos Rokke wrote:
White guys just can't seem to keep their hands off the young ones...Your all pedophiles!
I think you have many problems....one of them being keeping your hands off yourself!
Sheriff

Holland, MI

#23 Jan 8, 2009
Definition of the Law: 750.520d. Third degree criminal sexual conduct
Sec. 520d.(1) A person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree if the person engages in sexual penetration with another person and if any of the following circumstances exist:
(a) That other person is at least 13 years of age and under 16 years of age.
(b) Force or coercion is used to accomplish the sexual penetration. Force or coercion includes but is not limited to any of the circumstances listed in section 520b(1)(f)(i) to (v).[FN1]
(c) The actor knows or has reason to know that the victim is mentally incapable, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless.
(d) That other person is related to the actor by blood or affinity to the third degree and the sexual penetration occurs under circumstances not otherwise prohibited by this chapter. It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under this subdivision that the other person was in a position of authority over the defendant and used this authority to coerce the defendant to violate this subdivision. The defendant has the burden of proving this defense by a preponderance of the evidence. This subdivision does not apply if both persons are lawfully married to each other at the time of the alleged violation.
(e) That other person is at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age and a student at a public or nonpublic school, and the actor is a teacher, substitute teacher, or administrator of that public or nonpublic school. This subdivision does not apply if the other person is emancipated or if both persons are lawfully married to each other at the time of the alleged violation.
(2) Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years.

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