The vice president of a Jackson Count...

The vice president of a Jackson County bank arrested

There are 12 comments on the WLOX-TV Biloxi story from Jul 30, 2009, titled The vice president of a Jackson County bank arrested. In it, WLOX-TV Biloxi reports that:

The vice president of a Jackson County bank has been arrested. 44-year-old Claude A. Coleman works for Regions Bank in Pascagoula and has been charged with touching a child for lustful purposes.

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JMI

Boise, ID

#1 Aug 3, 2009
We have personally known three generations of the Coleman family and have known Claude since he was four years old. Always held them in high regard.

We are very concerned and saddened and our prayers go out to the entire family.
FRANKLY

Boise, ID

#2 Aug 3, 2009
Sick bastard needs to be drug into the street and shot.
prvtsoul

Orlando, FL

#3 Aug 5, 2009
If justice is served, this predator will receive the maximum sentence as well as suffer the same humiliation, emotional torment, and physical abuse that he forced upon his victims. Personally, I have known the Coleman family for many decades. Unfortunately, I too turned a blind eye to the rumors of his appetite. We want to believe it couldn't be true. Good job, good family, small town usa. But he is extremely manipulative, smart, and a smooth talker. There are others who need to come forward. Please. Help bring him to justice. It is not your fault, do not be ashamed. Let him be accountable.
Jason

Boise, ID

#4 Aug 7, 2009
This kind of offender is sick with no moral compass. There is no rehabilitation for them nor is there ever enough time in a life for them to be incarcerated. They are broken and the only tool for fixing them is the pointy end of a bullet.
jMi

Boise, ID

#5 Aug 8, 2009
Why did the mother wait 10 years? Maybe she could have deterred these recent events...he is still innocent until proven guilty. Why did you not speak up?
Jason

Boise, ID

#6 Aug 8, 2009
jMi wrote:
Why did the mother wait 10 years? Maybe she could have deterred these recent events...he is still innocent until proven guilty. Why did you not speak up?
Thats very classy of you to imply that the recent events are a previous victim's fault. Have you ever been a victim of a sex crime? Sometimes it takes years for a victim to be able to even speak of their experience. The blame should rest solely with the freak thats behind bars, end of story. Maybe you need to be in a cell with him if you are twisted enough to try to place the blame on a victim.
prvtsoul

Orlando, FL

#7 Aug 10, 2009
I absolutely agree with you Jason. How dare anyone blame the victim for not coming forward sooner. You can not imagine the guilt, humiliation, and suffering one goes through when abused. The victims usually DO blame themselves for many years and most never come forward. Guys tend to think someone will say they are gay or they wanted it. Girls worry they brought it own themselves or they will be called wh***s. They internalize it. But remember, these are children, and children are taught to trust adults and listen to adults as well as mind/obey adults. After abuse, the psychological effects are externalized in many ways throughout adulthood. Friendships, interpersonal relationships, self-worth are all affected. Unfortunately, abuse can also lead to violence, suicide, depression, and perpetuate the cycle of abuse. I applaud this young man for having the courage to take that step. I hope this will somehow help in his recovery. Again, I also hope "others" will come forward to help justice to reign.
prvtsoul

Orlando, FL

#8 Aug 25, 2009
Any updates on this case would be greatly appreciated. I am out of state.
Jason

Boise, ID

#9 Aug 25, 2009
He waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His case will be heard by the very next grand jury. After indictment it should take about a year to go to trial.
prvtsoul

Orlando, FL

#10 Sep 29, 2009
Jason wrote:
He waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His case will be heard by the very next grand jury. After indictment it should take about a year to go to trial.
Any updates? Is he still in jail? Any word on the date of trial?
Jason

Boise, ID

#11 Sep 29, 2009
It went to the Grand Jury a couple weeks ago. It will be at least a year before the trial. The only way this could change is if he decides to plead out prior to the trial. Because of the nature of the case, I am sure that the District Attorney will push for the maximum penalty. So the likleyhood of a plea deal is low.
prvtsoul

Orlando, FL

#12 Jul 14, 2010
does anyone have any additional information?

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