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    PA - William Rhoads for raping 4 boys, Chester County, 2010

    This guy lives in my Township and I know lots of girls who went to the school where he taught.

    http://www.dailylocal.com/articles/2...8567227793.txt

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    PA 70 Year Old Youth Baseball Coach Arrested On 300 Counts Sexual Assault

    My most despised pedophiles. The old creepers. William Rhoads a 70 year old youth baseball coach and former physics teacher and mechanical engineer has been arrested on charges of sexually molesting three boys including a 4 year old. A 4 year old, people.

    It was the poor little boy who told his mother and got the ball rolling with charges against this vile man. Next came a 10 year old and a 15 year old who said Rhoads molested him from 2003-2005. The 10 year old told LE that Rhoads taped him and told the child he enjoyed watching the tape over and over.

    Sick, sad, ugly, vile, horrible what this creep did for these kids. My fear there's a child out there who has not told, and won't get help.



    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/10...cmpid=15585797

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    A child?? He's 70. That means that those victims stretch over more than half a century. YIKES.

    Brave little guy. There's some smart little cookies out there.

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    We are a very active softball family and these stories just make me ill.

    IMO children that age should NEVER be left alone with a coach. I'm of the mind set better safe than sorry.

    And, if the coach has some sort of "no parents" at practice rule with kids that young... well, that's just HINKY to me to begin with.

    Parents, please don't just drop your children off at practice. You never know what is happening when you are not there. Esp children that young.

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    70-year-old PA coach, William Rhoads, charged with raping boys

    Another well respected man who "gave" of himself to children. I like what the First Assistant District Attorney, Patrick Carmody, said of the arrest:

    "These kind of crimes make you wish you could charge someone with the theft of a childhood."


    http://www.phoenixvillenews.com/arti...1119364907.txt

    70-year-old youth coach charged with raping boys

    "A police investigation has led to the arrest of a 70-year-old retired schoolteacher and youth baseball coach on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted four young boys over the course of several years, videotaping some of the encounters.

    William Lee Rhoads of Charlestown was taken into custody Sunday at his home after returning from an overseas vacation with his wife, and charged with multiple counts of rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, possession of child pornography, and related crimes.

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    "...Police said Rhoads was a coach and former president with the Kimberton Youth Athletic League..."

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    "...."I don't want to start a panic," said Carmody, "but the problems with child abusers is that they go where the children are."


    more at link

    Note that several comments are made about this not being "top" news in the area. When you think of the possible victim base, I would have to agree that this man's face needs to be seen. Smirk and all.

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    OMG, can't trust anyone anymore!
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    How did I miss this!!??

    "The detective said Rhoads traveled abroad extensively, and had arrangements in place to leave the country on two trips in 2011, including a vacation to Southeast Asia, one of the reasons why his bail was set as high as it was."

    Five million bail. And what was Mr. Rhoads planning on doing in Southeast Asia? Do retired Physics teachers really have those kind of funds? He just got back from Italy, after all. Are they certain he wasn't selling those videos?

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    What a pompous smirk!

    Guess what perv, your days are numbered
    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

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    I hope these perverted pigs keep on being stupid enough to photograph or tape their own prosecution evidence. I hate what they do to these children, but I love that they supply their own evidence!


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    The most recent victim is only 4 years old!!!!!!
    He has been involved in the youth program for the last 30 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    He probably has hundreds of victims.
    This makes me sick!!!!
    I hope he is sued till he's penniless.
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    My daughter played softball at that league for 10 yrs. Creeps me out that I never had a clue Poor kids. Disgusting!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luthersmama View Post
    This guy lives in my Township and I know lots of girls who went to the school where he taught.

    http://www.dailylocal.com/articles/2...8567227793.txt

    I'm in the same area Luthersmama. My daughter played softball there for 10 years. I'm sickened by this. Seeing that man at the fields, just disgusting

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    I noticed that Rhoads' wife was named in the articles about the arrest. Does this woman accompany her husband on this frequent travel? Was she planning on going to Asia with him? Maybe she loves the museums or shopping while Rhoads takes special "seminars".

    How could she miss such little ones coming into her home, though? That worries me.

    I also wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the possibility of past victims at the all girls school. I'm not certain what ages were taught there during Rhoads' tenure but pedophiles have been known to prey on prepubescent girls, even if their interest is in little boys. They can be equal opportunity abusers.

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    I'm hoping that someone local can clear this up. I've read that Villa Maria is a college prep day school for grades 9-12. Here's the history of the school:

    http://www.vmahs.org/about/About%20VMA.html

    Then I noticed that there was mention of a Lower School in 1979 and found this:

    http://www.villamaria.org/

    This discusses Kindergarten through 8th grade. It's important to know just what ages were taught at the school site when Rhoads was there, IMO. And not just what students he might have personally taught in his classes but what age students were on site or involved in the sports programs, as he seems to have a long history of coaching.

    IMO, the net needs to cast as wide as necessary to find as many victims as possible.

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