Davis man charged with sexual assault...

Davis man charged with sexual assault against teen girls

There are 19 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Aug 11, 2010, titled Davis man charged with sexual assault against teen girls. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

A Fairfield high school teacher who lives in Davis was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Davis on Suspicion of sexual assault.

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Alphonso

Edmond, OK

#1 Aug 11, 2010
I wonder if there is any truth to this - I doubt it if the reporting officer had anything to do with the investigation.
excuse me but

United States

#2 Aug 11, 2010
Alphonso wrote:
I wonder if there is any truth to this - I doubt it if the reporting officer had anything to do with the investigation.
Why the cynnical post Alphonso are you truly that jaded? Oh, that's right, police usually arrest people on such charges without any suppportive facts or evidence (in your universe).

'A Fairfield high school teacher who lives in Davis was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Davis on Suspicion of sexual assault.
Carl Testerman, 43, of Davis, was arrested by Davis police and booked on suspicion of eight counts of sexual battery, three counts of sexual battery with force and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 14 years of age. All incidents occurred in Davis, police said.

Testerman is an English teacher at Vanden High School in Fairfield.

The two victims, described as between the ages of 10 to 17, are not students of Testerman and are not associated with the Travis Unified School District, police said.

Davis Sgt. Paul Doroshov said the suspect was arrested without incident and is being held in the Yolo County Jail on a $1 million bail.

He explained that the police department was contacted by a family member of one of the victims earlier Aug. 2 and upon investigation discovered another victim. The earliest incident occurred in July 2009, according to the police.'
Alphonso

Edmond, OK

#3 Aug 11, 2010
"Why the cynnical post Alphonso are you truly that jaded? "

If you want to call it jaded that is fine. I used to trust the reliability of Police Officers until I spoke with this one - not enough honesty and he does a lousy job investigating. So I will not believe any of the accusations until others look at this. I also want to hear the other side.

Of course I think child molestors should be severely punished, but at this point of this case I will keep a very open mind.
excuse me but

United States

#4 Aug 12, 2010
Alphonso wrote:
"Why the cynnical post Alphonso are you truly that jaded? "
If you want to call it jaded that is fine. I used to trust the reliability of Police Officers until I spoke with this one - not enough honesty and he does a lousy job investigating. So I will not believe any of the accusations until others look at this. I also want to hear the other side.
Of course I think child molestors should be severely punished, but at this point of this case I will keep a very open mind.
Are you a certified expert on criminology with the authority to so state or is that just your lay opinion?

Are you qualified to determine varying levels of honesty based on empirically supported evidence-based, best-pratice extensive interviews with the officer, victim, witnesses?

How were you able to interview these locals?
Alphonso

San Francisco, CA

#5 Aug 12, 2010
"How were you able to interview these locals?"

I picked up the phone and called him - a pretty easy process. I knew many things before I called him so when I started asking questions it was clear he was not telling the truth.

A couple of years late I read about another one of his cases - he fabricated that case also. He ignored witnesses who later went to court and exhonerated the defendant.

The trouble is he draws conclusions then does his investigation to support those conclusions - in other words he does things backwards.

Since: May 10

Woodland, CA

#6 Aug 12, 2010
"Are you qualified to determine varying levels of honesty based on empirically supported evidence-based, best-pratice extensive interviews with the officer, victim, witnesses? "

I would say it is pretty easy for a layman to determine if a person has integrity or is honest. What's up with the attacks? Do you have to have a degree to determine whether someone is honest?

If that is your stance then I say Lord help us, that we can not make societal judgement's and must trust the degreed folks because the rest of us laymen are just plain stupid.
excuse me but

United States

#7 Aug 12, 2010
Intheloop wrote:
"Are you qualified to determine varying levels of honesty based on empirically supported evidence-based, best-pratice extensive interviews with the officer, victim, witnesses? "
I would say it is pretty easy for a layman to determine if a person has integrity or is honest. What's up with the attacks? Do you have to have a degree to determine whether someone is honest?
If that is your stance then I say Lord help us, that we can not make societal judgement's and must trust the degreed folks because the rest of us laymen are just plain stupid.
Over the phone?

Attacks?

What word/phrase/term would YOU use to describe Alphonso's comments about the officer? Praise, Kudos etc. or ?

Again, defendant's are innocent until poven guilty but not officers, in Alphono's eyes, I guess...

And I would NOT term it the way you did, by using the word "stupid." But I guess that's how you roll.
excuse me but

United States

#8 Aug 12, 2010
Alphonso wrote:
"How were you able to interview these locals?"
I picked up the phone and called him - a pretty easy process. I knew many things before I called him so when I started asking questions it was clear he was not telling the truth.
A couple of years late I read about another one of his cases - he fabricated that case also. He ignored witnesses who later went to court and exhonerated the defendant.
The trouble is he draws conclusions then does his investigation to support those conclusions - in other words he does things backwards.
I'd be willing to verify what you say, if your provide the information.

Since: May 10

Woodland, CA

#9 Aug 12, 2010
To Excuse me...fair enough and point taken. I would like to respond to your point about defendants are innocent until proven guilty, not so much so on these forums.

I wonder if you were offended by the accusations made publicly on this forum against Chief Sullivan? I can say it really looked bad on our local PD when all the cops were on here just tearing up his reputation. Don't get me wrong, I do not know if he was a good chief or not, but I wonder if that was offensive to you in the same manner that this is?

I found it to be in bad taste myself.
Alphonso

San Francisco, CA

#10 Aug 12, 2010
"Again, defendant's are innocent until poven guilty but not officers, in Alphono's eyes, I guess..."
To be clear, I never said the officer was criminally guilty of anything - I did say he is not always honest and he is a deficient investigator.
By the way, months after my phone converstion I obtained witness statements and and a Police report written by the officer's superior (he was at the same event). All of the written information I got confirmed my position and accordingly disputed what the officer told me over the phone.
My overall point is that you should not jump to any conclusions about this teacher - wait until more evidence comes forward.
excuse me but

United States

#11 Aug 12, 2010
Intheloop wrote:
To Excuse me...fair enough and point taken. I would like to respond to your point about defendants are innocent until proven guilty, not so much so on these forums.
I wonder if you were offended by the accusations made publicly on this forum against Chief Sullivan? I can say it really looked bad on our local PD when all the cops were on here just tearing up his reputation. Don't get me wrong, I do not know if he was a good chief or not, but I wonder if that was offensive to you in the same manner that this is?
I found it to be in bad taste myself.
ITL, we are on the exactly same page when it comes to Sullivan, Reisig (I know you didn't mention him - I am) and others. "If" and "when" any accusations can be supported appropriately then we have a different ball game, until then it's unsupported speculation.

BTW, thanks for your comments.
excuse me but

United States

#12 Aug 12, 2010
Alphonso wrote:
To be clear, I never said the officer was criminally guilty of anything - I did say he is not always honest and he is a deficient investigator.

My overall point is that you should not jump to any conclusions about this teacher - wait until more evidence comes forward.
Alphonso, it's the principle of the IUPG matter (I know you didn't cite criminal offenses). Greenwald and many posters do it quite frequently -- It's a double standard type thing.

BTW, it appears we are sorta saying the same thing, your focus is about one party, mine about the other.

Are you going to provide the data or not?

Me thinks you are refereing to the Dev case. If so, as usual, your position would be arguable.
Alphonso

San Francisco, CA

#13 Aug 12, 2010
No,nothing to do with the Dev case. I do not know much about that case, except there seem to be quite a few people who think the decision was wrong.

Was this police officer involved in that case also?
fact checker

Marysville, WA

#14 Aug 12, 2010
excuse me but wrote:
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I'd be willing to verify what you say, if your provide the information.
How so?
fact checker

Marysville, WA

#15 Aug 12, 2010
excuse me but wrote:
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Me thinks you are refereing to the Dev case. If so, as usual, your position would be arguable.
What do you mean by "would be arguable"? Are there things about that case that bother you?
kelly

Alhambra, CA

#16 Oct 27, 2010
you guys!!!! investigation or none HES GUILTY
Really

Rossford, OH

#17 Dec 8, 2010
Guilty.

“Formerly known as "Curious"”

Since: Oct 10

Woodland, CA

#18 Dec 9, 2010
kelly wrote:
you guys!!!! investigation or none HES GUILTY
Really wrote:
Guilty.
Intheloop wrote:
To Excuse me...fair enough and point taken. I would like to respond to your point about defendants are innocent until proven guilty, not so much so on these forums.
Point made!!!
karen

AOL

#19 Mar 9, 2011
Cat in the Woodpile wrote:
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Point made!!!
This man is quiltity of molesting my grand-daughter and now she is NOT here any more!!! Yes their are facts to that affected her
life becauce of what he did to her!!!

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