Monday, November 19, 2012

VA - Former teacher arrested on charges of sex abuse from 1960s

Original Article


MCLEAN - The head of a northern Virginia private school says the school is "deeply disturbed" by the news that a former longtime teacher has been charged with sexual assaults involving four of his students from the 1960s.
- So since the laws are retroactive (ex post facto), are they going to go back 100 years, check birth/marriage certificates and arrest anybody who married underage children or gave birth to someone underage?  How many politicians would that ensnare?  Or what about John Walsh, or this elderly couple? And what about the statute of limitations? And what "proof" can they possibly have? It's one persons word against anothers.

Fairfax County Police on Friday arrested 73-year-old [name withheld] of McLean after a yearlong investigation.

Police opened the case after receiving a report from a 55-year-old woman who was a student of [name withheld]'s at the Potomac School. She came forward after running into [name withheld] at the Washington Episcopal School, where he was teaching at the time. Police say their investigation found three other alleged victims, all girls ages 12 and 14 when the alleged incidents occurred between 1968 and 1969.

"We are deeply disturbed by this news and our hearts are with the entire Potomac community, past and present, as we work through this difficult time," wrote Potomac School head Geoffrey Jones in a note to parents Friday that was reported by The Washington Post.

[name withheld] worked at the Potomac School from 1965 to 1994, police said. The school confirmed he was both a teacher and an administrator and said in a statement Saturday that it is cooperating with Fairfax County's investigation.

A message left at a telephone listing for [name withheld]'s home in McLean was not immediately returned Saturday. [name withheld] is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, and the jail said he is set to appear in court Monday.

The Potomac School was founded in 1904 and has students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Approximately 1,000 students attend the school.

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