In 2005, there was a 19 percent increase in complaints of misconduct over 2004, and a 43 percent increase in substantiated cases. Things got worse in 2006: there was a 38 percent increase in complaints of wrongdoing over 2005, and a 68 percent jump in substantiated claims. In both 2005 and 2006, approximately a third of these cases involved the sexual abuse of minors.
Commenting on these data is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:
“So why isn’t this big news? Because the figures apply to New York City school employees, that’s why. By the way, these figures show that the rate of substantiated sexual abuse of minors committed by New York City public school workers is approximately three times the rate found among Catholic priests nationwide.
Importantly, two-thirds of the New York City school employees who molest kids are teachers.
27 year old Mandi Weeks, a teacher at Devereux Foundation NY Center in Red Hook, New York has been arrested and charged with two counts of rape with a child under the age of 21 and two counts of acting in a manner to injure a child under the age of 17. Weeks is accused of raping and sexually abusing…
Dennis DeMille, the 29 year old former teacher at Garden City Middle School in New York has been sentenced to 6 months in jail followed by 10 years of probation on charges of statutory rape. DeMille is accused of having sex with a 16 ear old female student, who did not go to the school.
Christopher Gordon, a 23 year old former teachers aide at Oakdale Academy, Staten Island, New York has pleaded guilty to first-degree sex abuse. Gordon is accused of molesting a 5 year old girl in his class. This sick bastard made the girl sit on his lap and bounce, and stand with her back to a wall
Todays second teacher with two first names, Nicholas Thomas, is facing a charge of 3rd degree rape and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Thomas is a suspended without pay social studies teacher at Cortland Junior-Senior High School in Cortland, New York.
Thomas is accused of having sexual relations with a 15 year old student. It is not clear whether the sex was consensual or not.
It is alleged Colazzi had sexual contact with the boy while in the bathroom in November of 2007.
Darnell Washington, a school bus aide formerly serving P.S. 183 in Rockaway for Philippe and Elmer Transportation, has received a three year-sentence for molesting students. His M.O. was to give young boys "wedgies," then proceed to feel around. He also showed one of his victims a picture of a suspiciously young nude girl on his cell phone, which led investigators to discover Washington's cache of child porn. Washington tried to buy the children's silence with money and lollipops, but two came forward, prompting the investigation.
And of course everybody heard of spic, the Ecuadorian pedophile Rodolfo Hernandez accused of performing a sex act on a 3-year-old South Beach girl -- whom he chose, a police source said, because she has a speech impairment and presumably couldn't tell anyone.
But the child managed to communicate the vile details to her mother.