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    PA - David Montgomery, Collegiate Academy teacher arrested/child sexual assault

    Running a check on updates on David Rinke II, brought me to this sad story. This is NOT good news for this school nor the students who attend there:

    http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/...WS02/303249866

    Collegiate Academy teacher charged with fondling 3 boys

    "A 12th-grade social studies teacher at Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy has been charged with sexually assaulting three young boys in December. David Montgomery, 41, is the second teacher at the school to be charged with sex crimes in a month...."

    and

    "....Montgomery is accused of touching the genitals of the boys while he watched them at his home in the XXXX block of Holmes Street on Dec. 26. Police said Montgomery is an acquaintance of the family of the boys, who were 12, 9 and 6 years old at the time of the incident...."

    and

    "....The charges against Montgomery come as David A. Rinke II, a 10th-grade science teacher at Collegiate Academy, remains jailed on charges of possessing child pornography. The FBI arrested Rinke on Feb. 25 after it said an undercover investigation found that Rinke had been sharing child pornography via his computer...."

    and

    "...[Superintendent Jay] Badams said he is appalled to have another district teacher charged so soon. He said the district will have to be "hypervigilant." Newly hired teachers could be subject to psychological screenings as a condition of employment in the future. Badams said those screenings could become part of the district's employee evaluations...."

    more at link


    I'm sorry Mr./Dr. Badams, but we, as parents expect you to be hypervigilant with our children. Nothing less is acceptable. You're appalled that another teacher was arrested so soon? Is it less appalling for there to be a lapse of a certain number of months? All this, after literally hundreds of comments point to the fact that students and parents have been complaining for a long long time?

    The stolen innocence of little boys.....shame on you, Mr. Montgomery.
    Last edited by Salem; 04-06-2011 at 09:16 PM.

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    My heart just breaks when I read reports such as this. What a brave little boy!! The sad realities of the struggle for very young children to be certified to testify. It's so traumatic. This is a great example of how a judge determines if a witness is fit to testify. It's not done with healthy, normally functioning adults but is when the witness is a young child or a person with cognitive disabilities. How sad that the defense attorney was able to confuse him but that's justice. A witness must be fit.


    http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/...99920/-1/RSS18

    Boy testifies in case of Erie teacher accused of molestation
    June 30, 2011

    "The child, dressed in slacks and a blue dress shirt, walked up the ramp to the witness box and sank into the deep, tufted chair. Only the crown of his head was visible above the counter as he leaned to the microphone to testify Wednesday in Erie County Central Court against a suspended Erie schoolteacher accused of molesting him and two other boys, ages 13 and 9.

    and

    "....The 6-year-old boy told the Erie 5th Ward District Judge Joseph Lefaiver that he knew the dark clouds outside meant the sun was not shining. To say it was, would have been a lie, he said. The boy knew his birth date, his teacher's name, and what grade he had just finished in school. "Kindergarten..."

    and

    "....The child molestation case against Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy teacher David Montgomery, 41, faltered Wednesday when one of the young alleged victims struggled to answer questions meant to determine if he was competent to testify in court.

    ".....Chief Deputy District Attorney Beth Hirz turned to the 13-year-old to carry the prosecution's case against Montgomery, who is accused of molesting the boys as he baby-sat them in his home in December. The boy described improper touching he said Montgomery subjected him to. He said he saw Montgomery touch two other boys, ages 9 and 6, in a similar fashion...."

    and

    "....The 13-year-old boy told Lefaiver the assaults happened as all four sat in Montgomery's bedroom watching a movie. He said Montgomery told him to sit on the bed and told the other two to sit on the floor. He said Montgomery, sitting next to him, inappropriately touched him in the groin area and asked him if he wanted to live with Montgomery. He said Montgomery told him to move to the floor and called the other two boys up onto the bed, where, he said, he saw Montgomery put his hand down each of the other boys' pants, as well. He said Montgomery told all three that he would break into their homes and kill them if they told anyone what he had done...."

    and

    Montgomery is free after posting $2,500 bond."

    More at link


    ETA: Corrected link...thanks, Peeples!!
    Last edited by Missizzy; 10-13-2011 at 08:05 PM.

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    An update later the same day. I guess the judge didn't need to hear from the littlest guy to realize this needs to go to trial:

    http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/...WS02/306309867


    Erie teacher bound over for trial in molestation case

    "All child molestation charges against suspended Erie schoolteacher David Montgomery have been bound over for trial...."

    More at link

    I don't see a trial date yet.

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    The article in post #2 talked about Rinke not montgomery...

    Court records revealed the Erie School District repeatedly warned Rinke about befriending students and photographing students' clothed groin areas during athletic events.

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    Thanks Peeples. I corrected the link. I was researching both Rinke and Montgomery as they both taught at the same school and got my links crossed up. Rinke's awaiting sentencing. We have a thread on him too. He was a bold one.



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