Former teacher gets prison time in ch...

Former teacher gets prison time in child sodomy case

There are 173 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Jun 7, 2008, titled Former teacher gets prison time in child sodomy case. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

A former teacher was sent to prison for four years yesterday for sodomizing an eighth-grade student in a class he taught three decades ago in Hardin County.

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Victim of Fournaris

Erlanger, KY

#142 Dec 25, 2012
One for her wrote:
Does anyone know how this lady is doing now? And how could I find her to talk to her.
I know the lady. I am from West Point and I had Mr. Skaggs as a teacher and was abused myself by Mr. Pete Fournaris. If you give me some info I can ask her if she would like to speak with you.
Victim of Fournaris

Erlanger, KY

#143 Dec 25, 2012
truth wrote:
oh and buy the way that reason mathews got fired cannot be right, back then we only had one janiter and that was old humpback ernie i dont think even mathews would slap him on the ass.I wonder what ever happened to him he must have went back to the grave they dug him up from?
I was a student there too. Ernie retired and it was the female janitor that Mr. Matthews was inappropriate with.
Victim of Fournaris

Erlanger, KY

#144 Dec 26, 2012
Missy Martin wrote:
I know Fournaris well. he is a sick man. I hope u send him to jail
I haven't given up either!!!-Missy Smith
Sherri Green

United States

#145 Dec 26, 2012
I will help you in any way I can. Missy!! All this still sickens Me. Tell me how to help u and I will.zIp can still get Skaggs
in Hardin County. IM no better off then
before.
Victim of Fournaris

Erlanger, KY

#146 Dec 27, 2012
Sissy wrote:
I know for a fact this is true. Skaggs positively and Fournaris did it in away you might think it was an accident but it wasn't. I am glad Sherry stood up for herself. I don't have the courage.
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It happened to me. I was too ashamed to tell my dad. I also knew my dad would do something to Mr. Fournaris and I didn't want my dad to go to jail. When I was 9 years old I was very afraid of Mr. Fournaris and my dad's temper. Believe me, I am still ashamed that this happened to me. It is nothing I take pleasure in talking about. The people on here who are making jokes and calling the victims liars have no idea how your words are hurting people. You are the reason so many people are afraid to tell what happened to them. They do not want to be called a liar, whether they are 9 years old or 43, it is still upsetting.
Victim of Fournaris

Erlanger, KY

#147 Dec 27, 2012
Satan wrote:
I dont know how many people know it but J.B was not the only teacher back then that preyed on our towns little girls? It was lucky that for some reason the statue of limitations ran out before any of these girls got the courage to come forth.Actually it was this girl here that gave the others the courage, it makes me sick to know this guy will never be held accountable, he was here for 30+years and alot of people thought alot of him they probably would never believe it but there is to many girls with to many stories you should thank satan pete f. you piece of shit you deserve to be some fags bitch in prison
I agree! Please contact me at: [email protected] I was abused by Fournaris.
Fed Up

Louisville, KY

#148 Mar 18, 2013
Victim of Fournaris wrote:
<quoted text> I agree! Please contact me at: [email protected] I was abused by Fournaris.
The statute of limitation does not run out. They can still come forth.
oh my

Louisville, KY

#149 May 8, 2013
Did JB Skaggs,run a school system full of child molesters.
Victim of Fournaris

Erlanger, KY

#150 May 8, 2013
oh my wrote:
Did JB Skaggs,run a school system full of child molesters.
Pete Fournaris, my former 4th grade teacher at West Point Elementary School, sexually abused me. There are other victims that have given statements. If you are also a victim of Pete Fournaris and would like to come forward, but don't know who to turn to for help, please contact me. I think he needs to be listed on the state sex offender registry so he does not continue to do this. I know he isn't allowed to substitute teach anymore due to an investigation by the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board, but that doesn't mean he isn't working with kids at church or in the community or possibly doing something to his grandchildren. My email is: [email protected]
Missy Martin

Lexington, KY

#151 Jul 27, 2013
Victim of Fournaris wrote:
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Pete Fournaris, my former 4th grade teacher at West Point Elementary School, sexually abused me. There are other victims that have given statements. If you are also a victim of Pete Fournaris and would like to come forward, but don't know who to turn to for help, please contact me. I think he needs to be listed on the state sex offender registry so he does not continue to do this. I know he isn't allowed to substitute teach anymore due to an investigation by the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board, but that doesn't mean he isn't working with kids at church or in the community or possibly doing something to his grandchildren. My email is: [email protected]
WE saw a lawyer and they acted like nothing could be done. and A police office came to my work one time and took a statement. they told me he would just lose his teaching licence. i have moved passed this and not worth runing your life over it. sad to say. but, aleast he cant teach no more. Thank god...
fyi

Louisville, KY

#152 Aug 9, 2013
He volenteerly gave his teaching license for 15 yrs.
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lol

Louisville, KY

#154 Oct 2, 2013
fyi wrote:
He volenteerly gave his teaching license for 15 yrs.
Fournaris is no better than Skaggs. He needs jail too
watch out

Louisville, KY

#155 Oct 2, 2013
You never know what going to happen out of this. Skaggs hasn't seen the last of it
Jennifer Dowell

Madisonville, KY

#157 Dec 3, 2013
For one, quit hiding behind phony names. You got an opinion, ok, but be big enough to state your concern and not be a 2 faced hypocrite. I graduated in 1999. Skaggs was still part of the school. He never made any out of the way comments or gestures to me or anybody. We loved him. He bent his ass over backwards to help us seniors with scholarships and councilors for future planning. We was not there 30 damn years ago. He may have done whatever with this woman but none of you were fuckin there. We hear her side and part of his. And being so, are any of you the same person you where 10, 20, 30 years ago?? Are you saints that's never drank, done drugs, had sex before marriage, ran around all hours, raised your kids perfect by the bible, never had hate in your heart, cheated, or had a bad thought cross your mind???? I call bullshit if you say you haven't. Get a job, a life, a hobby, and plow your own skeletons in the ground. Let his family be. He's labeled. Fear not, his life will be hell from here on out cause of closed minded hypocrites that can't practice what they preach and not judge. I personally think him and his family are some of the nicest people around here. Maybe your the one that needs prayers the most. Cause you may thump a bible but you're the last one that's gonna walk threw the gates.
Missy

Evansville, IN

#158 Dec 3, 2013
Jennifer Dowell wrote:
For one, quit hiding behind phony names. You got an opinion, ok, but be big enough to state your concern and not be a 2 faced hypocrite. I graduated in 1999. Skaggs was still part of the school. He never made any out of the way comments or gestures to me or anybody. We loved him. He bent his ass over backwards to help us seniors with scholarships and councilors for future planning. We was not there 30 damn years ago. He may have done whatever with this woman but none of you were fuckin there. We hear her side and part of his. And being so, are any of you the same person you where 10, 20, 30 years ago?? Are you saints that's never drank, done drugs, had sex before marriage, ran around all hours, raised your kids perfect by the bible, never had hate in your heart, cheated, or had a bad thought cross your mind???? I call bullshit if you say you haven't. Get a job, a life, a hobby, and plow your own skeletons in the ground. Let his family be. He's labeled. Fear not, his life will be hell from here on out cause of closed minded hypocrites that can't practice what they preach and not judge. I personally think him and his family are some of the nicest people around here. Maybe your the one that needs prayers the most. Cause you may thump a bible but you're the last one that's gonna walk threw the gates.
I think you may have your teachers confused. Mr. Skaggs left West Point School when I was in 6th grade and I graduated high school in 1987. So it was 1980-81 when Mr.Skaggs left.
Missy

Evansville, IN

#159 Dec 3, 2013
Jennifer-I am sure Mr. Skaggs did good things in his life. I agree that we all do good and bad things. No one is perfect; however, any adult having sex with a 13 year old girl is performing a criminal act and deserves to be punished.
hmmm

Lexington, KY

#160 Dec 9, 2013
How was she sodomized?
Merry

Louisville, KY

#161 Dec 28, 2013
hmmm wrote:
How was she sodomized?
He tied her up and f'd her and when she found out she was prego then she hid the pregnancy. It was a boy. She gave him up for adoption.
Sherry

Louisville, KY

#162 Dec 28, 2013
Jennifer Dowell wrote:
For one, quit hiding behind phony names. You got an opinion, ok, but be big enough to state your concern and not be a 2 faced hypocrite. I graduated in 1999. Skaggs was still part of the school. He never made any out of the way comments or gestures to me or anybody. We loved him. He bent his ass over backwards to help us seniors with scholarships and councilors for future planning. We was not there 30 damn years ago. He may have done whatever with this woman but none of you were fuckin there. We hear her side and part of his. And being so, are any of you the same person you where 10, 20, 30 years ago?? Are you saints that's never drank, done drugs, had sex before marriage, ran around all hours, raised your kids perfect by the bible, never had hate in your heart, cheated, or had a bad thought cross your mind???? I call bullshit if you say you haven't. Get a job, a life, a hobby, and plow your own skeletons in the ground. Let his family be. He's labeled. Fear not, his life will be hell from here on out cause of closed minded hypocrites that can't practice what they preach and not judge. I personally think him and his family are some of the nicest people around here. Maybe your the one that needs prayers the most. Cause you may thump a bible but you're the last one that's gonna walk threw the gates.

This lady is from Cloverport Do u really think he's going to do something when his wife busted him out in West Point. May ur child never be a victim to this abuse. It's not something u just put behind u and go on.

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