I am always amazed when I run into someone who believes that sexual abuse is a pretty rare problem. I'm sure my viewpoint has been shaped by my own experience in the dark world of the abused. Not only do I have my own experiences as proof that this is indeed a current problem, but I have people who come out everyday and share with me their own stories, or the experiences of someone they love.Read more
-Name of Victim Withheld
Right now there is a teacher in Tooele, UT teaching the third grade. She began this job only a few months after serving 10 days in jail for a Class A Misdemeanor conviction for stalking. I was her victim. This crime was initially a felony charge, but I agreed to allow them to lower the charge to a Class A Misdemeanor with the assurance that she would not be allowed to teach in the state of Utah, especially during her 2 year probation period. Turns out, we should have left the charge a felony.Read more
Recently, I was contacted by a student at our local high school, who had recently heard of the story of my abuse and felt I would be someone safe to talk to…to get some advise. She hoped that perhaps I might be one person in her life who would understand what she is going through. Unfortunately, I did.Read more
This person asked to remain anonymous because they still have children in the schools there and are afraid of repercussions.
There are two situations in our county that I am aware of concerning teachers who have been allowed to continue teaching, despite sexual conduct with students.
#1 The first one was a teacher who eventually ended up in Prison.Read more