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    VT - Elementary music teacher, Will Parini, charged with dist. child porn

    As seems to be so common; well liked by parents and students, friendly, talented.....and SICK. These guys spend literally all their time grooming the entire community to access their victims.


    http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=14286748

    Elementary teacher arrested on child porn charge

    "An Addison County [VT] community is in shock after learning a popular elementary school music teacher has been charged with distributing child pornography. At Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro music teacher Will Parini is well liked by students..."

    and

    "...Outside the classroom he teaches private guitar lessons and records personal music videos. But according to the FBI, the 28-year-old Parini had another name and hobby. Using the alias Bill Monday, he allegedly exchanged hundreds of child pornography photos online. They included pictures of young boys and girls, some engaging in sex acts with adults...."

    and

    According to the court papers, Parini exchanged numerous emails with his supplier and was quoted as saying: "Beautiful photos!" If I find any more good stuff I will send it...do you like girls too?..."

    and

    "...Parini is not in prison as he awaits trial. His home is less than a quarter of a mile from the school and a neighborhood where a lot of children live...."

    more at link
    Last edited by Salem; 03-23-2011 at 06:36 PM.

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    Another article with a few more details:

    http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/a...d-porn-charges

    Addison County teacher arrested on child porn charges

    "...Will J. Parini, 28, of Starksboro, who also plays in a band and teaches private guitar lessons, has been employed in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union for two years. He works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week at Bristol Elementary and Monday and Wednesday each week at the Robinson Elementary in Starksboro...."

    and

    "...Parini was freed from U.S. District Court on a long list of conditions Thursday afternoon...."

    and

    "...Special Agent Jennie McGlynn Emmons, in the affidavit, spells out the history of the case, which began as [B]an offshoot of another case from the San Antonio, Texa area in January 2011[B]...."

    and

    "....Perini was told not to use a computer unless his wife or a responsible adult is present and aware of the criminal charge..."

    more at link (Note: 2 pages plus comments)


    As we just saw in the sentencing of Martin Cordry in MO, the prohibition from using a computer does NOT work. It's almost laughable. And Parini's wife is supposed to supervise his computer usage. Can she take a shower or run to the store? He's not working right now so does that mean she has to take a leave of absence to "baby-sit" him?



    And speaking of laughable, here's a comment from Parini's attorney. I'm confused. The man taught children both publicly and privately AND accessed child porn. Doesn't that equal "involvement"?:

    http://www.newstimes.com/news/articl...#ixzz1HSBu0j1F

    "....A lawyer for an elementary school music teacher charged with distributing child pornography says the suspect wasn't involved with children...."

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    I wonder if this man was the San Antonio area contact. Canyon Lake is 45 miles from SA, TX:

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...rge-990648.php

    A Canyon Lake [TX] man has been charged with distributing several images of child pornography, according to a federal court affidavit. Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested Gary Bunch, 64, on Monday after an undercover officer with the Beaumont Police Department encountered someone making child porn available online through a peer-to-peer file sharing program...."

    more at link


    According to one of Bunch's profiles, he says he enjoys (make that enjoyed) photography and is self-employed. I don't want to link to the site as his wife is shown and she's not been charged with a crime.

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    While looking for a connection to San Antonio, I ran across a great resource that I'm bookmarking:

    http://www.coloradoicac.com/arrests/2011.html

    Yes, Gary Bunch of Texas shows up on the Colorado task force site. I suggest finding out if your state's task force has a page as this shows just how interwoven the web of child porn crime really is. I also suggest checking out your region's FBI press release page on a regular basis. Very very few of these cases actually make the local paper.

    I'm seeing that I can simply not keep up. I used to concentrate on "helping professionals" ie. teachers, clergy, coaches, doctors, and therapists. But it is literally overwhelming how big it's gotten. There aren't enough hours in the day to start threads on them all. It's gotten to where I look for the most bizarre or those who had the highest standing in the community or those who had the greatest access to children. I'm thrilled that there are so many arrests but where are we going to jail all these people? Will they simply do their time and get released or is there any form of therapy awaiting them?

    And remember, they've still got 70,000 names from the most recent big bust to wade through.

    Our children are not safe.

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    So, the contact in Texas was a child!!


    http://www.boston.com/news/education...raphy_charges/

    VT teacher indicted on child pornography charges

    "A Vermont elementary school music teacher charged with distributing child pornography has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
    Twenty-eight-year-old Will Parini, of Starksboro, allegedly used his computer to exchange images of child sexual abuse last year. After his arrest in March, he was suspended from his teaching jobs at Bristol Elementary and at Robinson Elementary in Starksboro.

    The Burlington Free Press reports that an FBI affidavit accuses him of trading pornographic images of children last summer with a 12-year-old Texas boy through a Russian child porn web site...."

    more at link (the defense attorney's statement is priceless)

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    Well, he was well-liked and respected and GUILTY.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/...hild-porn-case

    Alexandria elementary teacher pleads guilty in child porn case


    "A former Alexandria public schools teacher has admitted that he possessed thousands of child pornography images and created explicit videos of young children. Justin Coleman, 35, pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria on Wednesday to two counts of producing child pornography..."

    and

    "....he was a fourth-grade dual-language teacher at John Adams Elementary School. A grand jury indicted him on June 16, and he was terminated from Alexandria schools on June 22, according to the school district. Coleman produced child pornography by recording "his sexually explicit conduct with two different prepubescent children," according to documents..."

    and

    "...When authorities examined his computers and hard drives, they found more than 2,500 child pornography images that Coleman had altered, court documents say. Prosecutors said Coleman altered existing child pornography so it appeared that his former female students were engaging in sexually explicit acts...."

    and

    ".....Investigators found a total of more than 75,000 child pornography and erotic images and about 1,000 videos in Coleman's possession.


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    I will never learn. I reread our thread to reacquaint myself with this case and I notice that I made a comment about an outrageous statement by the defense attorney. However, I didn't quote it. It's gone and after only 6 months.

    http://www.addisonindependent.com/20...ion-child-porn

    Teacher pleads guilty to possession of child porn
    October 17, 2011

    "Former elementary school teacher Will Parini, 29, of Starksboro pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography last Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Rutland.

    An FBI investigation, which stemmed from an investigation in Texas, led to Parini’s arrest in March. He was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. At the time he was a music teacher at Bristol Elementary School and Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro...."

    link to full article at above link


    Well liked, well respected and going to prison......

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    When my daughter was in 5th grade, at a very well respected, wonderful local school,a blue ribbon school, a male 5th grade teacher was arrested for possessing child porn on his home computer. His many fans and supporters claimed that he was set up by his ex wife because of a custody battle. But others said that was not so, that she had no access to that computer.

    Anyway, the ironic thing is that I was disappointed at the start of the year to find he was not going to be our teacher that year. I had heard so many glowing reports from older kids and their parents. He was so well liked and had taught there for about 15 years. He did a lot of creative and artistic things which my daughter loves. I really hoped to be in his class.

    But what I found odd when I looked back with 20/20 hindsight, is that the excuse/reasoning for why we did not get into his class was because we had an active father in the home. And this male teacher was supposed to be wonderful for kids w/out a male role model. Now I look back and realize he was just trolling for kids who would be more vulnerable.

    NONE of his former students ever said he ever touched them. One of my very good friends had him for both of her kids and supports him to this day. She swears that he never touched her son or daughter and they love him and stay in contact with him. So who knows?
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    I will never learn. I reread our thread to reacquaint myself with this case and I notice that I made a comment about an outrageous statement by the defense attorney. However, I didn't quote it. It's gone and after only 6 months.

    http://www.addisonindependent.com/20...ion-child-porn

    Teacher pleads guilty to possession of child porn
    October 17, 2011

    "Former elementary school teacher Will Parini, 29, of Starksboro pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography last Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Rutland.

    An FBI investigation, which stemmed from an investigation in Texas, led to Parini’s arrest in March. He was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. At the time he was a music teacher at Bristol Elementary School and Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro...."

    link to full article at above link


    Well liked, well respected and going to prison......
    I am glad someone had their eyes open.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    katydid--Two of our daughters had a male teacher they loved. I credit him with really getting our very shy daughter to step out of her shell--heck she's never gone back!! I never got any impression that this man had anything but the purest intentions for his students and I'm a pretty watchful mother, especially after what happened to our younger kids. Imagine my surprise, when years later, I met a woman who told me that that same teacher really gave her the creeps and that she'd put her foot down about her kids ever being in his class. I thought back and examined everything I knew and I could never figure out what she sensed and I didn't. He teaches to this day and remains very well respected.

    I'm always intrigued when students post comments following articles. Some are shocked and some are not at all. It's so interesting how we each perceive people differently. I also think that a true pedophile is very discerning and careful (if they want to keep at it). They are very careful to build that reputation. Parini strikes me as a man who groomed the community and the parents so he could be close to the children who he lusted after. A sick sick man.


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    Yep, going to prison....but not for nearly long enough.

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/ver...ng_child_porn/

    Ex-teacher gets 3 years for possessing child porn
    April 12, 2012

    "A former Vermont elementary school teacher has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing child pornography. Twenty-nine-year-old Will Parini of Starksboro, a former music teacher at Bristol Elementary and at Robinson Elementary in Starksboro, pleaded guilty to the charge in October and was sentenced on Wednesday...."

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