St. Martin High teacher charged with molesting a student

Mar 13, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WLOX-TV Biloxi

A St. Martin High School teacher has been arrested and charged with molestation of a child under the age of 16.

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maritsa

Ocean Springs, MS

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#1
Mar 13, 2010
 
Don't rush to judgment, folks. This is my neighbor and he is a very nice guy. It is possible that he has been set up by a female student who hit on him and was rejected. And there is no proof that we have heard about.
Frankly

Pascagoula, MS

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Mar 17, 2010
 
Maritsa, dont be surprised when you find out the truth and his confession.
maritsa

Ocean Springs, MS

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Mar 19, 2010
 
If there was a legitimate investigation, why on earth would the police or sheriff's deputy allow Griffin and the teen to have sex TWICE? Makes no sense to me. And how could anyone look into Griffin's truck without being seen himself? It's hard to look into a big truck (Griffin has a GMC with an extend cab) and tell what's going on in it. So far, there is no proof at all, just a lot of talk. And any girl who would be willing to have sex with a teacher is probably very experienced with boys her own age and has a bad rep. A good defense lawyer can dig up the dirt on the girl and show it to her family, which will make them think twice about having her testify in court, where her activities will be made public. The charges might go away, if the main witness won't testify, even if Griffin was involved in some way with the girl. Don't rush to judgment on this case--this is just the beginning of it, and we don't know very much about it yet.
Stank Martin

Gulfport, MS

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Mar 19, 2010
 
He is 39. She is a child. There is no defense for this man.
maritsa

Ocean Springs, MS

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Mar 19, 2010
 
Not defending him--just saying that we don't have the facts yet, and that this could be a salacious story told by a girl who was rejected by her teacher. And the so-called witnesses might not be able to say with 100% accuracy what they saw. This might be a story concoctedby a disgruntled teen. And I have not seen or heard of any confession on the part of Griffin. Everyone in the US is entitled to the presumption of innocence, and the burden of proof is on the prosecution.
Frankly

Pascagoula, MS

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Mar 19, 2010
 
Just wait, he will go to jail. Bet on it.
maritsa

Ocean Springs, MS

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Mar 21, 2010
 
Frankly: if the defense can find a number of students who have had sex with this teen-aged girl, her family will not want her to testify against Griffin because her own past will become public. So even if he is guilty, there is a good chance that the charges will go away because the main witness won't testify. You can't predict or judge the outcome of a case--there are too many variables.
southern gal

Ocean Springs, MS

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Mar 27, 2010
 
Griffin has posted bond and is home now. It is obvious that the justice system doesn't consider him some kind of monster or a threat to the public. Nobody on my street is afraid of this man, and there are a lot of kids who live in the neighborhood.
dont Understand

Biloxi, MS

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#9
Apr 2, 2010
 
Kids today are not like we were 35 years ago.. Kids are having sex at 12 and 13..If not they are not cool.. Just ask your kids, Im sad to say I found out my little angle was at 13 and, It was just as much her fault as his...We cant control or guard her.. My buddy came to me and told me she wanted to "hang out" and to call her..Hes 25 and could be in the same boat as this guy..her reply was "he's hot" What do you do?? unreal.....
Retired and Disabled cop

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#10
Apr 25, 2010
 
Don't make rush judgements, innocent till proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt remember. Don't know the case or the man, just my thoughts.
eRealist

Ocean Springs, MS

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Apr 28, 2010
 
Seriously this chick was laying the dude, the dude got tired of laying her, and she did this. Case closed.
Frankly

Pascagoula, MS

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#12
Apr 28, 2010
 
Doesnt change the fact that its ILLEGAL.

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