Band director accused of rape

Band director accused of rape

There are 531 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Jul 9, 2008, titled Band director accused of rape. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

The Granada Middle School band director was arrested for allegedly raping a former student on campus five years ago, officials said Tuesday.

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blooxpert

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Jul 9, 2008
...... ouch.. thats sad..
lhh mom

Upland, CA

#2 Jul 9, 2008
I hope the allegatiions are true, otherwise this poor man is a gonner for no reason.
Current Granada Student

United States

#3 Jul 9, 2008
I'm not suprised at all that this happened, Mr. Roa always creeped me out. He would referee the volleyball games and he would take pictures of the 8th grade girls volleyball team in their spandex. I honestly think he shouldn't teach at the school for the '08-'09 school year. All the students probably heard about it and they are all going to be freaked out by him if he continues to teach at the school.
current granada student

Torrance, CA

#4 Jul 9, 2008
lhh mom wrote:
I hope the allegatiions are true, otherwise this poor man is a gonner for no reason.
okay so why would she lie about that and plus mr.roa is very creepy and weird i hope hes found guilty.
Astronaut Diapers

United States

#5 Jul 9, 2008
If he WAS taking pics of these girls, and it just didn't seem on the level, a parent or student should have brought it to the School Admin., or District's attention. Not normal for a grown man to do that, but I supposed he tried to justify the taking of pics as for yearbook, banquet or whatever....I don't think he will be back teaching for a while--anywhere!
Former student of Granada

Phelan, CA

#6 Jul 9, 2008
I was a student at Granada years ago and I had Mr. Roa as a Band teacher and a Basketball coach. I thought He was the nicest most generous teacher around. If this is all found out to be true my heart goes out to this young woman and her family. No one deserves to be put through some thing like that EVER!! Our prayers are with ALL involved.
Current Granada Student

United States

#7 Jul 9, 2008
Astronaut Diapers wrote:
If he WAS taking pics of these girls, and it just didn't seem on the level, a parent or student should have brought it to the School Admin., or District's attention. Not normal for a grown man to do that, but I supposed he tried to justify the taking of pics as for yearbook, banquet or whatever....I don't think he will be back teaching for a while--anywhere!
He was taking the pictures on his cell phone, so he wouldn't have been taking the pictures for the yearbook or anything else related to school.
FORMER STUDENT LAST YEAR

AOL

#8 Jul 9, 2008
Mr. Roa was a good band instructor and now this appears so now every one think he is a fat fucken desperate old MAN looking to rape kids wat a perve!!!
james hamiliton

AOL

#9 Jul 9, 2008
mr roa is creepy and he would always check out all staff and female childeren!!!
FORMER STUDENT LAST YEAR

AOL

#12 Jul 9, 2008
MR ROA WAS FOUND TO BE CREEPY AND WEIRD BY MANY OF HIS STUDENTS!!! MANY STUDENTS HAD ALSO CAUGHT MR ROA CHECKING OUT SOME OF HIS STUDENTS BUT DID NOT REPORT IT DO TO BEING NOTICED I HONESTLY THINK THAT MR ROA IS GUILTY BECAUSE BEING AROUND HIM HE REALLY MADE ME FEEL SCARED AND FRIGHTENED DO TO HIS APPEARRENCE AND ACTIONS IN HIS CLASS AND TO PROVE HIS ACTIONS YOU CAN ASK ANY STUDENT FROM LAST YEAR ABOUT HIS WEIRD ACTIONS!!! THAT MIGHT PROVE THATHE CAN POSSIBLY A SEX OFFENDER AND HE SHOULD BE FIRED RIGHT ON THE SPOT FOR DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS IM SURE MANY PEOPLE ARE FREIGHTENED ABOUTTHIS AND WHAT HE CAN DO IF HE WAS TO CONTINUE TEACHING AT GRANADA!! THAT WOULD ALSO DISAPOINT MANY PARENTS THAT THERE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO THAT SCHOOL AS WELL AS ANY STUDENT WOULD NOT WANT TO BE AROUND HIM!!!
Former Granada Student

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jul 9, 2008
I'm not the least bit surprised...It's about time he got in trouble.....I can remember when I attended Granada Middle School almost 10 yrs ago, he was very much creepy then. There were always rumors circulating about him and students. I would also see him very often at my job, which is a pretty family oriented place; kids running around and such, always by himself. Even then he was still creepy. I have no sympathy for him and I hope he gets what he deserves.
MotaMan

Whittier, CA

#15 Jul 9, 2008
right....

he was creeping the kids out about 18 years ago when i did my stint there.

Rumors 'n all

is this where a landslide of accusations unleashes?
Astronaut Diapers

United States

#16 Jul 9, 2008
Current Granada Student wrote:
<quoted text> He was taking the pictures on his cell phone, so he wouldn't have been taking the pictures for the yearbook or anything else related to school.

Sick! SICK!! SICK!!! What a jerk....
another stud

La Habra, CA

#17 Jul 9, 2008
Current Granada Student wrote:
I'm not suprised at all that this happened, Mr. Roa always creeped me out. He would referee the volleyball games and he would take pictures of the 8th grade girls volleyball team in their spandex. I honestly think he shouldn't teach at the school for the '08-'09 school year. All the students probably heard about it and they are all going to be freaked out by him if he continues to teach at the school.
HE IS WEIRD!!!
ABC

Whittier, CA

#18 Jul 9, 2008
<FONTSIZE=72> FILTHY
mrsfunkalot

Oxnard, CA

#19 Jul 9, 2008
I'm a mom of students who were in Mr Roa's class. It's true he was definately on the strange side, always too dirty for a "teacher", there were even rumors circulating that he slept in his car. What is sad is that aside from this accusation, he was a generous individual. He contributed tons of hours towards his musicals, they were fun for the students and entertaining memories for the parents. He also contributed huge amounts of money towards lighting, microphones and electrical equipment with prior knowledge that he would not be reimbursed by the district. My prayers go out to the young lady and her family, she did the right thing in reporting the incident even though she may be confused now. Hopefully no other victims come foward.
This guy

Long Beach, CA

#20 Jul 9, 2008
First off, i heard all the rumors that have been said about him as well as incidents, so i cant say im not surprised. Everyone sleeps in their car so how is he any different? All you little kids saying he shouldnt be teaching and all that are dumb because everyone only sees or hears the downside of him.. and for the girl that leaked. And this mother assumes there were other victims?? haha way to go mom. And for the girl,hope your telling the truth cuz i dont think someone would say "I got raped" over myspace. Sorry just from the article that i read, it doesnt seem real. If its true then nice knowing you Phil!
camille

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jul 9, 2008
thats soo crazy he was my art teacher like 4 years ago
Jeremy M

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#22 Jul 9, 2008
man i went to this school and i seen the way Roa would act around all the young pretty girls and he just never seemed right to me and...i used to tell all my friends that he was a molester...or he looked like one and sure enough this happens and im glad he got caught for this cause this gu just aint right like what a weirdo you know...like that dude would stare at my girlfriends really weird and this just amazez me cause its actually true
DESERT RAT

Scottsdale, AZ

#24 Jul 9, 2008
Congratulations on graduating last year. Judging by your writing skills it looks like a pure and unadluterated MIRACLE.
FORMER STUDENT LAST YEAR wrote:
MR ROA WAS FOUND TO BE CREEPY AND WEIRD BY MANY OF HIS STUDENTS!!! MANY STUDENTS HAD ALSO CAUGHT MR ROA CHECKING OUT SOME OF HIS STUDENTS BUT DID NOT REPORT IT DO TO BEING NOTICED I HONESTLY THINK THAT MR ROA IS GUILTY BECAUSE BEING AROUND HIM HE REALLY MADE ME FEEL SCARED AND FRIGHTENED DO TO HIS APPEARRENCE AND ACTIONS IN HIS CLASS AND TO PROVE HIS ACTIONS YOU CAN ASK ANY STUDENT FROM LAST YEAR ABOUT HIS WEIRD ACTIONS!!! THAT MIGHT PROVE THATHE CAN POSSIBLY A SEX OFFENDER AND HE SHOULD BE FIRED RIGHT ON THE SPOT FOR DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS IM SURE MANY PEOPLE ARE FREIGHTENED ABOUTTHIS AND WHAT HE CAN DO IF HE WAS TO CONTINUE TEACHING AT GRANADA!! THAT WOULD ALSO DISAPOINT MANY PARENTS THAT THERE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO THAT SCHOOL AS WELL AS ANY STUDENT WOULD NOT WANT TO BE AROUND HIM!!!

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