While law enforcement and parents are left scratching their heads as to why there has been a noticable increase in teachers sexually assualting children, one needn’t look past the reason why predators are teachers in the first place. It’s all about access. Occam’s razor. Predators choose professions that give them access to children. The question is, should parents be concerned? The answer is YES! The Boston area has similar findings with the epidemic that is teacher/coach predation in our schools:
It’s a parents’ nightmare. And it’s one of 30 accounts of sexual misconduct by licensed teachers and school employees recorded from 2001 to 2005 in Indiana, according to a review by The Associated Press.
Sexual misconduct was reported in all types of schools — urban and rural, rich and poor, private and public. Victims were girls and boys, from 17 years old to as young as 8. Crimes included child molesting, sexual battery and child pornography. And the teachers involved were often those who spend time with students outside the classroom — band directors, choir teachers or coaches.
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