FLETC instructor facing sex, alcohol ...

FLETC instructor facing sex, alcohol charges

There are 49 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Jan 9, 2009, titled FLETC instructor facing sex, alcohol charges. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

An instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia faces charges of rape and giving alcohol to a minor following an incident in October involving a student at the U.S. Border Patrol ...

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the truth is

Carlsbad, NM

#21 Jan 13, 2009
what did you expect wrote:
Little girls shouldn't mess with older men. They only want one thing from little girls and it's not to talk about the weather. When he gets prosecuted it still will never change the facts of what happened and thats something she will be dealing with for a long time.
Yeah, is it to talk about the weather! Whether to make her cry rain drops or laugh with sunshine for she will do what he wants. Yes, she is stupid for going for it. She KNEW what is going on. She changed into something more comfortable and just because she is 20 does not mean she did not know what was going on. She should have never went with him if she did not want to feel his tool. I think he drugged her drinks OR she is on medication that helped the drinks help her crash hard. Either way, he is a perv and she is stupid.
Diamond Dave

Carlsbad, NM

#22 Jan 13, 2009
The few instructors I have had the displeasure to meet from FLETC were arrogant, self important pricks. Not saying all of them are, but they have been given the staus of Demi-Gods, and it goes to some peoples heads. Yea, even the little ones.

He should also be charged with using a postition of authority to entice or seduce, just like they do with a teacher or softball coach.
I tell ya

Levelland, TX

#23 Jan 13, 2009
What a sad happening. I do hope that justice is served one way or the other.
Xstudent of his

Tucson, AZ

#24 Jan 13, 2009
It figures. I was one of his students in his spanish class at the academy. The dude was very weird (drove a prius and had a pink gym bag) and had huge favoritism toward female trainees. Also very unprofessional and small minded. He was a horrible instructor that got angry when students asked questions that he wasn't sure about. Now it shows the true colors. It is a total embarrassment to the patrol.
sum1-2blame

Santa Fe, NM

#25 Jan 13, 2009
Xstudent of his wrote:
It figures. I was one of his students in his spanish class at the academy. The dude was very weird (drove a prius and had a pink gym bag) and had huge favoritism toward female trainees. Also very unprofessional and small minded. He was a horrible instructor that got angry when students asked questions that he wasn't sure about. Now it shows the true colors. It is a total embarrassment to the patrol.
Was anything done, did you report this so-called instructor?
bob

United States

#26 Jan 14, 2009
IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW HOW MANY HONORS HE WAS AWARDED IN THE LAST YEAR.WE CAN'T SEEM TO PILE THEM HIGH ENOUGH.
Concerned

Laurel, MD

#27 Jan 14, 2009
Just FYI...this instructor was a Border Patrol employee, not a FLETC employee. There is a big difference.
undecided lady

Laurel, MD

#28 Jan 14, 2009
My thoughts on this do not matter, but everyone else is sharing, so I am too. Why in the first place did this BP instructor take this STUDENT home with him? They both knew better, I guarantee you! She had to have wanted something more personal. I'm willing to bet he wasn't helping her with her Spanish. I think she just got mad because he didn't call her back the next day. Regardless, they were both asking for it. He will lose his job. Bummer.
sig

Hobbs, NM

#29 Jan 14, 2009
Everyone is saying there are 2 sides to this story. I think there would proally be three. His, Hers and the truth.
bob

United States

#30 Jan 15, 2009
really?how do the fletc guys usually rape thier victems?
bob

United States

#31 Jan 15, 2009
undecided lady wrote:
My thoughts on this do not matter, but everyone else is sharing, so I am too. Why in the first place did this BP instructor take this STUDENT home with him? They both knew better, I guarantee you! She had to have wanted something more personal. I'm willing to bet he wasn't helping her with her Spanish. I think she just got mad because he didn't call her back the next day. Regardless, they were both asking for it. He will lose his job. Bummer.
yea,it's so sad that this (at the very least) date rapist will lose his job (likely not,just get paid vacation)
but then again they put some people in prison for rape, so i guess it coud be worse (re:better).
Diamond Dave

Carlsbad, NM

#32 Jan 15, 2009
bob wrote:
really?how do the fletc guys usually rape thier victems?
Not sure about that, but they DO think they are above the law.
Daisy

United States

#33 Jan 15, 2009
Rape or date rape.. There is NO excusing it.

The 20 year old student should not have been going home with the instructor. What was she thinking?!
The instructor should have known better than to take home a student.
Don't these people think or consider the consequences of their actions?

Jeez.....It's scary to think that this is a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.. What the heck are they teaching them..
There's got to be more to this story. Too bad the truth may never be known.
Bulldog Fan-Artesia NM

Laurel, MD

#34 Jan 15, 2009
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is a world class facility that trains over 80 different law enforcement agencies. One person's mistake should not and does not reflect on the integrity of the staff or students of the facility.
bob

United States

#35 Jan 15, 2009
I BELIEVE THERE WHERE TWO PEOPLE INVOLVED,AND TWO GRAVE "MISTAKES" AND YES IT DOES GIVE US A PEEK AT THE "INTEGRITY" OF THE WHOLE FACILITY.
HOW MANY COPS CONSPIRED TO COVER THIS UP(YA'LL CALL IT THE BLUE SHIELD I BELIEVE,THE REST OF THE WORLD CALLS IT AIDING AND ABETTING A FELON)HOW MANY COPS ARE ACCUSED OF LYING FOR THE VICTEM.THERE'S ONLY ONE THING I'M SURE OF AND THAT IS A BUNCH OF YOU ARE LYING.
AgentX

San Diego, CA

#36 Jan 16, 2009
Bob, keep your troll comments to yourself. You aren't adding anything productive to the discussion, and your distrust and disdain fro law enforcement probably stems from having been popped for soliciting prostitutes or walking the streets yourself. Obviously, the Instructor did not shove Benadryl down her throat, did not force her to drink alcohol, and did not force her into something more comfortable. She chose these things, and she did so for a reason. Yes, he should lose his job regardless, but he should be given his day in court, as this female's story sounds very suspicious. BTW, If this guy is just a scumbag, I hope he gets Ben-A-Drilled in prison.
KARMA

Ponca City, OK

#37 Jan 17, 2009
I worked at a lounge in Artesia and Jan.08 i had 2 men and 1 girl come in to drink and i ask all of them for id's and one of the men told me she does not need an id because she is with me and he got very irate and was cussing at me. I told this man they all neeeded to leave or i would have them escourted out by the police. The man that was cussing at me shoved me backwards to where i lost my balance and i got up and hit him in the nose and ended up breaking it. Well anyway cops came checked the man out and told me the girl was not old enough to be in there and the man that shoved me was a FLETC Instructor and did not spend 1 hour in jail for assult but this incident was investigated by Internal Affairs out of Dallas and Washington and he ended up losing his job which is a good thing. If someone like this will do this to a woman in a bar what would they do to someone where there is no one around to witness anything Alot of them think they are ABOVE ALL LAWS. Best of all i did not get in any trouble for breaking a federal agents nose!!
rayburn

Carlsbad, NM

#38 Jan 17, 2009
i thought there was a bar etc on campus to keep fletc from mingling with the ordinary people of the commnty....
Justafewfacts

Las Cruces, NM

#39 Jan 19, 2009
I want to ensure that you understand that the word "FLETC" and the behavior of the few individuals that have been involved in assaults in the last few months should NOT be co-mingled. All of the individuals who have been involved are all United States Border Patrol staff, not FLETC staff. They are two very different agencies... FLETC as an agency facilitates training to many different law enforcement groups. The USBP only trains at the site in Artesia.
The FLETC staff are permanent residents of Artesia, Roswell, and the Carlsbad areas. They are not responsible for the rental rates in all of the areas tripling in a few short years, they are not responsible for the behaviors listed in this article, and they do not have detailed staff coming in every few months causing trouble.
Please ensure that you use the correct terminology when referring to those that appear in newspaper articles and police blotters.
KARMA

Ponca City, OK

#40 Jan 19, 2009
rayburn wrote:
i thought there was a bar etc on campus to keep fletc from mingling with the ordinary people of the commnty....
Yes there is a bar on campus but if they go to that bar they have to go by strict guidelines and are watched at all times to where when they go out somewhere in town they are not watched as closely and can pretty much let loose and have more fun. For the most part most of them are good and behave well wherever they are. But there are a few that just don't care but then that is everywhere you have good and bad. They are told DO NOT get into any trouble wherever you are . If there is any kind of incident with students or staff the businesses are told to report it as soon as it happens no matter what time of day or night. All you have to do is call FLETC and report what has happened and you will be transferred to the person in charge

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