Am I wrong in my bewilderment of this article?
In short, a pedophile alleges that the school district he worked for "enabled" him to engage in lewd acts with minors. What the heck?? How dare he cast blame on the entire school system! Am I wrong??
I think HE is solely responsible for his actions. He sought out the minor children and used his position as a teacher to prey on them. No one but him planned these encounters. No one but him did the things he did. Does he really think that any respectable human adult,( much less a teacher, who is bound by morals and by law to keep childrens best interest in mind,) would allow him to create opportunities for this type of behavior??
No one but him will pay for these MULTIPLE horrible acts against minor females. He will be spending the next 6 years in prison , just where he should be. I am sure he will find remorse there.
Shame on him.
I also feel so sorry for this man's wife. What a horrible thing to try to get over. I don't know if she and their children have remained in our area or not. Hopefully she has family to return to. She will need their love and support as she tries to regain some sort of "normal" in her life.
Hopefully the girls involved have sought counselling and are being treated to help them understand all this. These acts will leave scars on them that will shape the rest of their relationships. They may not even realize the impact that this man and his abuse will have on them until they are adults and are able to look back at their lives and decisions with hindsight. I have a friend who suffered every sort of abuse a person can suffer. It is hard to see some of the effects it has on her still to this day. I see some of her behavior and attitudes are a direct unconscious response to the things she endured. Abuse is not over even when it is over. His stupid actions have destroyed many lives here.