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Watkins Divorce Records Reveal Prior Accusations of Child Abuse - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA ...

There are 77 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Nov 30, 2012, titled Watkins Divorce Records Reveal Prior Accusations of Child Abuse - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA .... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

We are learning new details about the former Boy Scout leader accused of a child sex crime in Albemarle County.

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parent of scouter

Charlottesville, VA

#66 Dec 2, 2012
parent of scouter wrote:
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really? who cares?
Hello. This was posted in response to someone gripping about grammer. not the story itself. I am concerned about the situation.
Concerned

Charlottesville, VA

#67 Dec 2, 2012
friend wrote:
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I can tell you. the son in question has told me the mom is crazy. he told me what she has done. i believe the child.
The son has spent quite a long time isolated and brainwashed by the dad. Not allowed to see his mom at all... how could he possibly have any idea of the mental state of his mother?
Come on use your brain!
Dude

Winchester, VA

#68 Dec 2, 2012
I'd like to remind "friend" and "concerned" that this is a public forum. Seriously? This isn't the place for an urinating contest...
Concerned

Charlottesville, VA

#69 Dec 2, 2012
Sorry... agreed. Im sorry. This is a scary case for any parent... and bashing of any of the parties seems unnecessary.
Lotty

Charlottesville, VA

#71 Dec 3, 2012
It seems you think seizures are funny. Perhaps you need a few to know what it's like. You sounds to be a total A-hole. Try putting a pole up yours. Get a life!!!!!!!
thinking free wrote:
He was having seizures.
Who Knows

Crozet, VA

#72 Dec 3, 2012
Concerned wrote:
FYI: The exwife DID report the abuse before the divorce, BEGGED the man to get help, and was not treated well for it. I am inclined to think that many people have suffered ... including the ENTIRE family during the married years... at the hands of this "man"... The ex fought long and hard for her son but his charm and her "angry and crazy" behavior made the powers that be think the worst of her. I know her... she is kind hearted and far from crazy. Angry yes... How angry would you be if you believed the courts were handing your child over to a monster?
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I am saddened and disgusted and angry to hear the information about the divorce and their son.
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I want to say THANK YOU to the young man who came forward... You are so brave!!! Thank you so much!!!
Yes to the young man who came forward bless you, and I pray that through this you will be strong and heal. You are a hero you have saved little boys from this monster he wont hurt anyone again.
sigh

Clarksville, TN

#73 Dec 3, 2012
Associate of the Ex wrote:
his ex wife is a crazy deceitful woman who has lied over and over again...she is just being given a new soapbox to preach her trash...she lost her own son to this man in court...what does that say about her?
At the end of the day....The Man is Innocent until proven guilty!!!!!!!
I know the family. The wife was always a kind hearted woman, someone who would never hurt a fly, lie to anyone, and would give the shirt off her back if she had to. I'm sorry, but Watkins is finally getting what he deserves.
NBC29 News Guy

Waynesboro, VA

#74 Dec 3, 2012
The online story has been edited to reflect some of the concerns pointed out on this forum.

Not every detail of the alleged abuse is needed to paint the picture raised in 2005.

David Foky
News Director
NBC29
Citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#75 Dec 3, 2012
NBC29 News Guy wrote:
The online story has been edited to reflect some of the concerns pointed out on this forum.
Not every detail of the alleged abuse is needed to paint the picture raised in 2005.
David Foky
News Director
NBC29
Mr. Foky,

While your actions taken to now edit the original article are laudable, the proverbial horse has left the barn. One might venture to offer that this is a distressing example of too little, too late.

Had you/your team exercised greater care when first writing, editing and approving this article, you would not be subject to the public distain demonstrated in many--rather, most--of the comments seen above.

Again, your editing--however tardy--is noted and appreciated.
friend

Charlottesville, VA

#76 Dec 3, 2012
Concerned wrote:
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The son has spent quite a long time isolated and brainwashed by the dad. Not allowed to see his mom at all... how could he possibly have any idea of the mental state of his mother?
Come on use your brain!
never met the mother, i do know the son quite well. i came into the picture much later. i have heard from many people the state of mind of the mother. the son never seemed isolated to me.

come on use your brain. got one?
friend

Charlottesville, VA

#77 Dec 3, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Sorry... agreed. Im sorry. This is a scary case for any parent... and bashing of any of the parties seems unnecessary.
yes, agreed.
concerned

Charlottesville, VA

#78 Dec 4, 2012
friend wrote:
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never met the mother, i do know the son quite well. i came into the picture much later. i have heard from many people the state of mind of the mother. the son never seemed isolated to me.
come on use your brain. got one?
If you have never met the mother... How could you possibly KNOW anything about her? Give it up. We know you are friends with the son... that is wonderful. He needs friends who will stand by him. But that doesnt give you the right to BASH his mother!!! She is his mother, she made sure he ate healthy food, exercised, and did his homework. When she was FORCED out of his life by his father...things changed. For everyone. He was not allowed to see his SISTER, MOTHER, AUNT, COUSINS OR GRANDPARENTS... The people who knew his father and what the young boy was going through... He was FORCED by his father to grow up way too fast.
If the boy feels the need to emulate his father and bash the woman who is his mother ... sadly that is his right. BUT YOU HAVE NO RIGHT. Keep that in mind.
buyerbeware

Charlottesville, VA

#79 Dec 4, 2012
Wrong wrote:
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Yes, shame on journalism seeking the truth of atrocities in our community and letting other parents know that their children may have been at risk if having been near this monster. Shame to them for letting us know that the Boy Scouts of America did nothing after knowing and the Justice System looked the other way with this information ten years ago. Everyone else knew about this and did nothing, perhaps turning to the community with the facts can bring other victims forward, if not, save another person from being a victim. Censorship and privacy of this information is what created another victim, perhaps you should direct your anger is against the truth not being know until now.
Actually, the BSA did do something. They dismissed him and reported it. They cannot bring charges nor arrest anyone. That is for the police and the courts to bring him to justice, not the BSA. Go back and reread your kangaroo court jurisprudence manual.
friend

Charlottesville, VA

#80 Dec 4, 2012
concerned wrote:
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If you have never met the mother... How could you possibly KNOW anything about her? Give it up. We know you are friends with the son... that is wonderful. He needs friends who will stand by him. But that doesnt give you the right to BASH his mother!!! She is his mother, she made sure he ate healthy food, exercised, and did his homework. When she was FORCED out of his life by his father...things changed. For everyone. He was not allowed to see his SISTER, MOTHER, AUNT, COUSINS OR GRANDPARENTS... The people who knew his father and what the young boy was going through... He was FORCED by his father to grow up way too fast.
If the boy feels the need to emulate his father and bash the woman who is his mother ... saly that is his right. BUT YOU HAVE NO RIGHT. Keep that in mind.
who gives you the right. you staerted bashing and i defended. who the hell are you?
parent of scouter

Charlottesville, VA

#81 Dec 4, 2012
concerned wrote:
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If you have never met the mother... How could you possibly KNOW anything about her? Give it up. We know you are friends with the son... that is wonderful. He needs friends who will stand by him. But that doesnt give you the right to BASH his mother!!! She is his mother, she made sure he ate healthy food, exercised, and did his homework. When she was FORCED out of his life by his father...things changed. For everyone. He was not allowed to see his SISTER, MOTHER, AUNT, COUSINS OR GRANDPARENTS... The people who knew his father and what the young boy was going through... He was FORCED by his father to grow up way too fast.
If the boy feels the need to emulate his father and bash the woman who is his mother ... sadly that is his right. BUT YOU HAVE NO RIGHT. Keep that in mind.
so. where were you when all this abuse was going on? why didn't you get involved?
WOW

Charlottesville, VA

#82 Dec 7, 2012
[The son was totally brain washed by his father. He has been taught to hate his mother and probably other women. David is very manipulative, narcissistic, but smart. He knows the "gift of gab." How do I know this? I've known him for 10+ years.
Familiar

Wunsiedel, Germany

#83 Dec 29, 2012
I lived on the same road as this guy! He always had little boys in his car. My dad always told me to stay away from him due to his irregular manner. His daughter, I went to school with as well as his son. Poor kids. I will pray for this family and the embarrassment that they will face during this tough period.

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