Teacher arrested for sex with student

An EHOVE Career Center teacher was arrested Thursday for having an ongoing sexual relationship with his 16-year-old student late last year, deputies said.
Courtney Astolfi
Nov 15, 2013
Michael Edwards, 47, of the 1200 block of Wickford Place in Huron, was charged Thursday with one count of sexual battery, a thirddegree felony.

Edwards allegedly had sex with the girl numerous times starting in fall 2012 and ending sometime before the new year, ErieCounty Detective Dennis Papineau said. The pair would have sex in buildings and vehicles at various locations around the county — Sandusky, Huron, Milan Township and, at times, his family’s Wickford Place home, Papineau said.    Edwards even touched the girl inappropriately inside the school at least once, Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said.

The encounters appear to be consensual, and deputies said they have no reason to suspect the acts were coercive. Still, Edwards’ position of authority ultimately landed him the charges, Sigsworth said.

On Thursday, Erie County deputies interviewed the Milan-area girl he had sex with — she is now 17— as well as a 17-year-old Monroeville-area student who received sexually suggestive text messages from Edwards during this school year, Papineau said.

“Based on the text messages we reviewed, he was pursuing it and she wanted nothing to do with it,” Papineau said of the Monroeville girl.

But that is not how Edwards’ relationship with the Milan girl played out late last year, deputies said. Edwards and the girl initially shared a friendship and began texting one another, but those exchanges quickly escalated to sexually suggestive messages, Papineau said.

The allegations came to light when school officials received an anonymous letter detailing Edwards’ conduct, Erie County Chief Deputy Jared Oliver said. That information was then passed on to the school’s resource officer and Erie County Children’s Services on Wednesday. Between then and Edwards’ arrest at about 4 p.m. Thursday, deputies conducted interviews with both girls.

“Based off those interviews, we had enough probable cause to arrest him,” Oliver said.

“This became a top priority for (our detectives) after we were notified yesterday,” Sigsworth said. “You need to get on something like that as quickly as you can.”

Edwards has since been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation, EHOVE superintendent Sharon Mastroianni said.

“EHOVE is always concerned about student and staff safety,” Mastroianni said. “When we hear news like this, we act immediately and take appropriate action.”

Edwards remains in the Erie County jail without bond.

Comments

VOTENO

And we keep passing levy after levy for them. Nice.

PoppaWidge

Help me here. What does passing a levy have to do with a teacher using such poor judgment? Are you saying that passing the levy enabled the teacher and if you had not passed a levy...

I have trouble following your logic.

haint

Don't bother trying to follow his logic it's a waste of time.

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bnjjad

You really want 0 education for kids don't you?

Justme...

VOTENO by "we" I assume you don't include yourself, for I doubt you will ever, or have ever, voted yes for a school levy. For that reason, I have written off all your opinions.

BabyMomma

^^thats dumb^^

whattheBucks

Voteno, are you one of those grumpy a$$ old men that sit around and complain and disagree with everything ?? Do you sit around at night and yell at the people on wheel of fortune for missing a letter ? I just picture you as the comic strip crankshaft ! Only worse.

Aprillove13

I do not know what this has to do with voting to pass levies for EHOVE. I went to EHOVE and I loved it and had a great last 2 years of school. This kind of stuff happens all over the place now. It just happened in Norwalk last school year and your not saying we need to stop passing the levy for that school are you? Your comment is seriously one of the most ignorant things I read on here. EHOVE does have many teachers that love and care for their students and want them to succeed in life. Two years after I graduated I needed a little review on my career class and my old teacher did not think twice about reviewing with me. Do not let one ignorant teacher make the school look bad.

From the Grave

I VOTEYES~you should be unplugged from life support.

The Bizness

Did he teach plumbing? :)

2grandkids

I believe he taught the cooking program. But I get the satire!

Unassumer

While I have my own issues with EHOVE I don't really think it's their fault that this guy is a perv.

BabyMomma

Nor is it their fault the girl is a sexual deviant!

whattheBucks

It is not the schools fault, the yes voters fault, the no voters fault, the staffs fault our anyone else you can think of, and I'm sorry, but you can't even blame the young girl that much, this falls completely on the teacher !! Its his fault that this went where it did, obviously the dudes a pervert, as he was texting and trying to lure another girl who refused, kudos to that girl for being strong and saying no. To the other girl who said yes, this is something you will have to live with the rest of your life, and you'll always have that label of that girl who...... I wish you well and i hope you have learned a huge lesson for all the people who this has effected

BabyMomma

It went on for months at multiple locations and she didn't tell on him, someone else told on them. You can't blame the girl?!?! You can blame the heck out of her. Are you serious? The teacher is definitely the bigger p.o.s. But the girl had zero regrets and apparently wanted it as much as he did.

whattheBucks

Eeeeeeeasy babymomma. If you go back and read what i said, i said "that much" which means that there is some blame on her part. If you read the comment of one of his previous students, this had been going in for sometime, and if i had to bet i bet there are others or there. This piece of scum used his authority to prey on his students. To get what he wanted. I have no idea who the girl is or her up bringing, but its obvious he saw an opportunity on someone and to advantage of it. I'm not saying we should start a support campaign for this girl because she is old enough to know right from wrong, but this jerk knows how to go about it and get in these kids heads

MBR

The girl was a MINOR. He was in a position of authority and control over her. It doesn't matter if she walked into his classroom naked and propositioned him--he was the adult, the teacher, and the one being paid by our tax dollars. It fell entirely upon him to NOT have sex or engage in unacceptable behavior with students. Also, it is inappropriate to refer to a minor who has been victimized as a "sexual deviant"....

whattheBucks

Totally agree mbr

kingj0n

Her age was okay... The bad part is that he is a teacher and she is the student, which makes the age 16 AoC in Ohio to 18 in Ohio....
If he wasn't that, and was just some old dude, then nothing bad happened....

Home Boy

"VOTENO" in itself tells you where this dude is coming from. All subsequent posts are right on. What a jerk. I know, the Register will probably take this down, but I'll find a different way to get my point across.

VOTENO

Such a strong lady you are.

Centauri

How soon the people of Erie County, Ohio forget.

http://www.norwalkreflector.com/...
"No charges have been filed, but an EHOVE instructor is looking for a new job." (Dec 15, 2010)

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...
"Erie County Sheriff's deputies are investigating allegations that an EHOVE instructor had an inappropriate relationship with one or more high school students. Sheriff's Detective Jared Oliver wouldn't release more information about the ongoing investigation, including the suspect's name." (Dec 15, 2010)

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...
"Jason's Mailbag: EHOVE teacher allegations" (Mar 28, 2011)
"According to Erie County Sheriff’s Capt. Paul Sigsworth, investigators are still working the case against Ned McElfresh. But the McElfresh case obviously took a backseat to the Officer Dunn shooting last week, and it's not known when it will become a priority again."

QUESTION: How is that investigation coming along? Swept under the rug?

http://www.toledoblade.com/Polic...
"MILAN, Ohio - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations that a teacher at a vocational school had sexual contact with a student."
(Published: 2/24/2005)

bnjjad

This has what to do with this case? Completely different person for the first 3 articles and we don't even know where it was left off.

Do you not like EHOVE? Do you think everyone is a criminal there? Do you think the students are "questionable" like the stigma that surrounds Vocational Education facilities like EHOVE?

Quick search shows similar articles for Huron, Norwalk, Sandusky, and Perkins. Guess we should just close all of the schools and teach kids ourselves.

Centauri

"This has what to do with this case?"

SELECTIVE PROSECUTION

Some get a free pass and others get charged.

bnjjad

Some are innocent or wrongly accused.

Considering I have not seen any other evidence of the "others" being found guilty or that they really did do it, you probably have not either.

YOU have already marked them as GUILTY in your mind. INNOCENT BEFORE PROVEN GUILTY.

I hate slander lawsuits as i firmly believe in 1st amendment rights and being "PC" is over rated, but man, their are times that I wish in cases like this it could be done. I bet if he is found innocent by a jury of his peers you would still say he is guilty. If you ever find yourself on a jury, you should remove yourself because you cannot be impartial.

*I do not know the facts of this or any other investigation and pull my comments from my mind where Innocent before proven guilty is number one and my thoughts are based on the information that is given to me.

Centauri

EDIT: I am an advocate of innocent people who are victims of corrupt prosecutors and judges.

I removed part of my comment because the writer of the comment edited the comment seconds before I posted previously.

PREVIOUS COMMENT:
bnjjad
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 1:39pm
Some are innocent or wrongly accused.
Considering I have not seen any other evidence of the "others" being found guilty or that they really did do it, you probably have not either.
YOU have already marked them as GUILTY in your mind. INNOCENT BEFORE PROVEN GUILTY.
I hate slander lawsuits as i firmly believe in 1st amendment rights and being "PC" is over rated, but man, their are times that I wish in cases like this it could be done. I bet if he is found innocent by a jury of his peers you would still say he is guilty. If you ever find yourself on a jury, you should remove yourself because you cannot be impartial.
*I do not know the facts of this or any other investigation and pull my comments from my mind where Innocent before proven guilty is number one and my thoughts are based on the information that is given to me.

bnjjad

Then I apologize for going that strong with that. I did the same thing that I hate so much, but some of the comments are staring to annoy me about these type of situations. (Not just about this particular case either)

Centauri

I accept your apology.

legalpublicadvocate

I like your thought process Centauri. I think we should work together as a public advocate team.

Truth2u

Only someone who has personal gain or connections would post what you said.

It shows by EVIDENCE that instead of EHOVE having a strong offensive objective against this type of crime they instead do their best to cover it up.

EHOVE needs to stop the attitude that we can have a good time here and get authoritative against these crimes. Then when they do happen they need to be aggressive in promoting criminal actions instead of sweeping them under the rug.

bnjjad

EVIDENCE? What evidence? The fact that the SR did not follow up with stories of the not guilty verdicts or not enough evidence conclusions? You are jot getting the full story and are getting your facts from a biased, money grabbing source. You said in another comment that it was all about the money. The same here with this story. It sells papers.

Yes I do have a personal connection to Ehove. I am a graduate and I have helped the adminstration with different things. What they have done for so many students is remarkable and should have the opportunity to continue doing what they do best without the public slandering them for things they do not control. I would not be where I am today without EHOVE.

So get off your horse and actually get facts from all sides and maybe open your eyes to the good that EHOVE does before you call for the dismantle of a fine educational institution.

janalee

I agree this goes on way too much at Ehove it's sickening. I attended Ehove and graduated in 2005. I remember the last link you posted going on while I attended the school. I'm not sure how things played out in the end for that case but I recall it took Ehove months to do anything about it. I even remember my teacher saying it was wrong for a teacher to talk to his student the way he did and to be with her outside of school and this was months before the school decided to anything. It was horrible. If students and faculty are bring things to the administrators attention and nothing is done they are just as much to blame. Who knows how long they knew what happened to this poor girl.

Truth2u

If what you say is true the ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE CHARGED with child endangerment!

I'm beginning to really dislike those in charge at that 'school'.

janalee

We were just talking about this about an hour ago. My husband and a bunch of friends are working on putting a fence in our yard and they brought up the same thing maybe the administration that allows this needs to be charged. I think it's about time the police stop looking at all the students as idiots and start asking what they know and get some answers.

bnjjad

Do you even know who is in charge of that 'school' as you put it?

Side note: what do you mean by 'school'? Do you think Ehove is not a school?

legalpublicadvocate

EHOVE is a quality school that takes the best interest of everyone and makes good decisions for all parties. The worst thing about these articles and posting of peoples opinions is that many of these statements are from people who have blinders on like a racehorse on the track. Many teachers at EHOVE and other schools buy kids lunch and clothes because a parent has kicked them out of the house and they live on the street. As soon as you say "EHOVE" you are defaming a while institution. I don't care who you are that is not an intelligent statement to me making. I also want to point out that the Norwalk paper and this paper have reported this differently. This is the first factual evidence that stories differ so how do you choose which one is correct? Wait to form negative opinions until the truth is presented in court.

youallahotmess

It's about time he got caught. I was a student of his that graduated in 2004. He would write sexually explicit letters to a girl in my class. He would give them to her in the beginning of class and then make her throw them away in front of him in his office. She would tell us about every letter, and even read one in the locker room. When she told him she was going to tell he asked her who they would believe, her, a 16 year old slut, or him, a member of the faculty... He's been doing this a looong time.

TaxRaider

Perhaps others will step forward and share what they know or experienced, now that they are adults they should no longer be afraid.

bnjjad

You didn't report this why? You feel that now is a great time to bring it up to add fuel to the fire?

I am not saying anything bad about you or defending him. When I was a student (other class) I never did have the right feeling about him and this doesn't really surprise me. I'm just curious as to why so many others are now bringing this to light.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Kids do not typically have the courage to go to adults, especially if they have some type of power. They feel like no one will believe them and then there is the fear of retaliation from the accused or other students. Check out the FB page. So many students are posting ugly things about the girl who is involved. After reading it, would you as a kid, want to have this directed toward you?

bnjjad

Which makes sense. I refuse to visit that page though.

Julie R.

So whatever happened with the allegations from 2010 against the teacher Ned McElfresh and why was the one from 2005 kept a secret? Why was his name withheld?

Obviously, there's a real problem at EHOVE. One maybe ....... but THREE?

bnjjad

Oh Boy, Lets mark EHOVE as the sexual deviant school and shut it down!
What exactly are the Administrators suppose to do? Install cameras and tracking software on all of their employees to make sure they are up to snuff during their entire tenure at the school? You know, just to make sure they are not up to anything bad.

Exactly how are you going to identify these people who do this beforehand with no criminal history? Maybe hire a PI to follow them for 5 years before hiring them? Sounds like a great use of Tax dollars.

So annoyed at people blaming EHOVE (and other School Districts) for the mistakes/actions of its employees and students.

Centauri

SELECTIVE PROSECUTION

SELECTIVE PROSECUTION

SELECTIVE PROSECUTION

SELECTIVE PROSECUTION

bnjjad

Wrongly Accused or Innocent?

Wrongly Accused or Innocent?

Wrongly Accused or Innocent?

Wrongly Accused or Innocent?

Centauri

Chill bnjjad. Perhaps you are taking my comments the wrong way. I am an advocate of innocent people who are victims of corrupt police, prosecutors and judges.

QUESTION: What is your point?

bnjjad

Becuase EHOVE Admins have the ability to dictate who gets prosecuted and who doesn't? They also get to dictate who is investigated or found guilty too I guess.

Your OWN linked article above stated that Super. Sharon Mastroianni was not informed of any of the investigation other than they wanted his employment file. They were not aware of the charges being investigated against him.

Aprillove13

I agree with you 100%. I loved EHOVE and thought it was a great school. Just because this is happening here doesn't mean this is the only school. I have heard about it many times. I do not place any blame on the girls at all but girls these days that are 15,16,17 don't look like they use to they look like they are in their 20s and some act like it and act out of control. It is not EHOVEs fought that they have some bad seeds and some students that should of said No and reported it right away, This story is wrong in so many ways but defiantly not EHOVEs fought,

Truth2u

What are they to do? READ THE COMMENTS, this forum is FuLL of posts where people stated EHOVE covered things up! Why is EHOVE not aggressive in a PROACTIVE manor and aggressive against those they know to have committed the crime?

ILL TELL YOU WHY, ITS CALL VOTES FOR LEVIES.

bnjjad

MAYBE some of these people who knew about this should have done something about it. Not one person here who "knew" him has said they told someone. How is the administration going to do something if nobody tells them?

How can you be proactive with a crime like this? Go to every student and ask? "Are you sexually involved with a teacher against your will?". Because that will work.

EDIT: and you are trusting annoyomous people for facts. Not exactly a trustworthy source here.

Centauri

Ned must have gotten a free pass from prosecution.

http://education.ohio.gov/Media/...
(Release date: 4/6/2012)
"Resolution to accept the voluntary surrender and to enter an order to permanently revoke the five-year professional career technical license of Ned M. McElfresh – EHOVE Joint Vocational School District (Erie County)"

eriemom

I believe that the teacher in 2005 was investigated and found to be innocent. I glade the name was not printed.

Truth2u

They don't want to have a bad image because they want the levies to pass.

Its ALL about the money, the he*ll with the children.
The lawyer of the NEA actually said this:

"Its NOT about the children, its not about the education they receive, its about POWER, MONEY"
great to know your dropping your kids off there to be sexually abused by its teachers!

Now people are saying its the KIDS FAULT. Only those 'adults' with ingrained perversion themselves would blame this girl.

bnjjad

And now the whole school is filled with sexual abusers? Really? And now everyone who wants to put some of the blame on the consentual teenager are perverse as well? They probably watch porn on the internet too right?

You should probably never leave your home. Never know what people would be thinking about you.

grandmasgirl

I hate to say it, but the school is at much fault in not catching this relationship as the local catholic church is on not knowing about the priests that have had relationships with parish members. I realize that small children didn't know it was wrong, but maybe this child (age 16) didn't think it was wrong either. Either way, if you blame the church, you have to blame the school. The sad part is that the adults are the ones who are "sick".

bnjjad

Exactly how is a School Administration, with over 800 Students and 100 staff members going to catch one Adult and 1 student (maybe 2 in this case) having an improper relationship? Are they going to monitor all cell phones of all students/staff 24/7/365 for the entire duration of their enrollment/employment? Other than 1 possible incident this was all done off school property and time according to the facts so far.

Centauri

bnjjad,

What is your point? I am a strong supporter of schools that teach skills.

I am also an advocate of innocent people who are victims of corrupt police, prosecutors and judges.

I am also an advocate for truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

What exactly is your argument? Perhaps I am on your side or maybe not.

Please explain your belief or opinion on this story.

bnjjad

I believe we are on the same side, I am taking your comments the wrong way apparently. I do not want people slandered in the media for something that they have yet to be proven guilty of. I also do not want EHOVE's reputation to suffer for the private thoughts and actions of one of its employees. I am not saying this is corrupt police investigation though, but I am concerned with the media's slant and interpretation of the facts being presented to these people who are easily swayed the wrong way and thus could ultimately hurt this person and entity if found innocent.

I was writing the particular above comment to figure out how people can place blame on an employer for the private actions of one of their employees. I do not understand this concept.

Again, I am sorry if it seems I was battling you, I did not understand your original point.

Centauri

"I am not saying this is corrupt police investigation though, but I am concerned with the media's slant and interpretation of the facts being presented to these people who are easily swayed the wrong way and thus could ultimately hurt this person and entity if found innocent."

bnjjad,
When I went to high school decades ago, there were many rumors about teachers having sexual relations with students. I don't recall any newspapers writing about it. Maybe it wasn't a big deal back then.

I have noticed that some people are not mentioned in the news media if they are accused of a crime while others get their mugshot plastered on newspapers and news sites and the people who comment become judge and jury.

Here is a word to study and I don't mean what the judicial courts give out to those convicted.

DIVERSION

Diversion:
1)distraction: something that takes somebody's attention away from something else
2) Something that distracts the mind and relaxes or entertains.
3. A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.

Sometimes the news media will distract the readers. Prosecutors will often use diversion against innocent people while they let the guilty get a free pass.

The point that I am making is if a proper and thorough investigation took place against those accused of a crime. In some cases, a thorough investigation was ignored. In other cases like the marijuana charges in Ottawa County, Ohio the evidence was "manufactured" by corrupt police yet no charges against the corrupt police.

"I was writing the particular above comment to figure out how people can place blame on an employer for the private actions of one of their employees. I do not understand this concept."

bnjjad,
You will find that private business, government, soldiers and law enforcement will blame innocent people or do illegal acts. A bad apple doesn't mean that all are bad. I have read about EHOVE and it is an awesome school. Many of the teachers are very honest.

What bothers me is a previous comment of yours where you mentioned that the administrators decide who get charged and those who do not.

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bnjjad
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 1:32pm

Becuase EHOVE Admins have the ability to dictate who gets prosecuted and who doesn't? They also get to dictate who is investigated or found guilty too I guess.

Your OWN linked article above stated that Super. Sharon Mastroianni was not informed of any of the investigation other than they wanted his employment file. They were not aware of the charges being investigated against him.
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QUOTE: "Becuase EHOVE Admins have the ability to dictate who gets prosecuted and who doesn't? They also get to dictate who is investigated or found guilty too I guess." UNQUOTE

"Becuase EHOVE Admins have the ability to dictate who gets prosecuted and who doesn't? They also get to dictate who is investigated or found guilty too I guess."

This bothers me.

bnjjad

I don't think I was as clear as I wanted to be with that comment. I was asking a question to wether they believe that the administration is the one who decides if their employee is charged or if they influence the investigation or the people who are investigating. I don't believe EHOVE would do this nor do they have the power to sweep an investigation like this under the rug. Especially now. However some people I think believe that they have some say in what goes on with this and maybe protecting their staff.

I do think diversion is used. It can be used to the DA or police investigators benefit or it can be detrimental. This paper also uses it to set an agenda and cause rifts within the public and cause outrage.

I have worked with the Ehove staff on numerous occasions and they hold EHOVE the school, the students, and the good they can and will do higher than anything else and would not stand for this kind of behavior or activities.

Julie R.

Three teachers from one school. One in 2005 that was obviously swept under the rug, another in 2010 that obviously went no where .... and now this one.

Sorry, but something is wrong at that school. Something else for sure is wrong, too. How did the other two ever get away with it?

bnjjad

And we know that they were swept under the rug how? Maybe, just maybe they were actually innocent. The one in 2010 does seem fishy though, but I don't automatically assume guilt with little to no actual facts. You are pulling your information from a slanted, biased media source who has only one purpose, make money. Why would they follow up with a innocent story when they can post a story about someone else being investigated to let people pitchfork with guilty verdicts without actual facts and make money on page views, ads and subscriptions.

How is something wrong at the school? I guess it is full of sexual predators and "questionable" students. EHOVE is not what it was 20 years ago, it is not a place to ship off the undesirables. I guess EHOVE has the power to determine investigations and verdicts now.

underthebridge

Blaming the student is no more reasonable than blaming an old person who gets conned by a "handyman" who slowly persuades her to give him the money in her savings account.

People who do what this guy is accused of gradually gain the trust of the person who is their target. They befriend them. They gain their trust. They isolate them. Then they exploit them. It doesn't matter if the exploitation is financial or in this case sexual, the method is the same. Put it this way, they screw with their heads first.

UgtaBkdnMe

And they focus on the insecure and vulnerable.

UgtaBkdnMe

I clicked on the Facebook link and am sickened by what I am reading. Several people saying it's not rape because she consented, saying it can't be true because he never acted that way around them, and so forth. I am taken back that a mother of a former student says "but I think he would have used discretion if he was having an affair with a 16 year old. People should hear from the young lady and the chef before judgment is passed" WTH? Granted, he has only been charged but the text messages had to have been pretty graphic for the sheriff's department to arrest him. It's not like 30 years ago with he said she said. Technology records a lot of activity today. Bottom line is she is a minor and he is in his forties. Let's stop blaming the kid for the adult's behavior.

TaxRaider

The article mentions a 17 year old student from Monroeville received sexually suggestive text messages from Edwards this year and the detective read them. This alone calls for his arrest and termination. Why in the world is a teacher texting a student? Why is a teacher having a sexually suggestive conversation with a student?

Tsu Dho Nimh

If this teacher is guilty of any of the charges, there is no justification for it and only he is responsible for his actions, no one else.

Julie R.

What would a 16-year-old possibly see in somebody thirty-one years older than her ---- not to mention, he sure is no George Clooney!

Tsu Dho Nimh

Someone who is kind to her, someone who makes her feel special, someone who tells her that she is not like the other girls - she is mature for her age...a girl having a crush on a teacher is natural, a teacher finding the student sexually arousing is sick!

Dudley Do-Right

Tsu Dho Nimh you are correct that is what predators do, establish a relationship and then move in for the kill. Julie R. he isn't George Clooney but the mug shot of him isn't a very good image of him either.

whitetigerchic

if I remember correctly he has this habit....when he taught at Sandusky for the brass lantern then the blue streak café...before he went to ehove...so im glad he will finally hopefully get the help and leave these girls alone

Dudley Do-Right

I don't want to defend this guy, what he has done is wrong on so many levels but you are confused about his years at Sandusky. He did teach at Sandusky prior to EHOVE but there was never any allegations, rumors, or hints that he did anything inappropriate while he was there. There was an individual after him that was inappropriate and that situation was dealt with and the teacher's contract and license were terminated.

whitetigerchic

actually no im not wrong...yes there was one after him as well but he did things back then too....

Dudley Do-Right

I am sorry to hear that students have been dealing with this perv for 20 years. Common sense says the one you get caught with isn't the first one.

danbury dad

One thing IO never understood is why they placed him on paid administrative leave until further investigation. If found guilty do the taxpayers get their money back? Why are we paying for a job he is not performing as well as cost of replacing him. Before you jump on me about innocent until proven guilty, I get all that and strongly agree . In the private sector if I get arrested I have no job and no pay. Why shouldn't Public workers be held to the same practice. Just wondering.

Tsu Dho Nimh

It is part of his due process as spelled out in the Ohio Revised Code. After following a few more steps, he can then be suspended without pay while the investigation continues.

FactsRFacts

While I will say that getting any real evidence from a newspaper article is a longshot but getting any information from a Facebook feed is worse and extremely less accurate. That being said...I find it very interesting that everyone wants to take what is written in the newspaper/ facebook as the absolute truth. EVIDENCE DEMANDS A VERDICT... and if the evidence is true then let the system convict to full extent of the law.

What does a case in 2005 or 2010 have to do with what is in the paper today?

In the case that happened in 2005... for the records it stands as "Not Guilty" Regardless of what anyone else thinks. Regardless of what you read in this paper or on Facebook.

As far as the case in 2010. No Evidence. Not enough to go forward with any case. Again... regardless what you think or read in the paper or on Facebook there wasn't enough evidence to make a traffic ticket stick.

Why slander these people that have faced a judge and been FOUND not guilty? What does it have to do with the current situation? There is a reason why the Sandusky Register didn't print retractions and the truth about what the results were in the 2005 and 2010 cases. It would not sell newspapers.

The same is true in the public convicting of the Administration of EHOVE. I find it hard to believe that anyone on the Administrative Staff of EHOVE wants to allow any type of this stuff happening on their watch. It is stupid to think that they are ecouraging it or "allowing" it to happen as some of you infer.

If this teacher is guilty... then convict. If there is FOUND evidence that the Administration was allowing it to happen... then convict.

Leave those that have not been convicted of any crime and have been found innocent alone.

bnjjad

But, but, but we need to hold everyone accountable for the actions of one! They just have known! They know everything! They control everything!

The above is sarcasm. I agree 100% with what you said. Everyone here is judge, jury, and executioner with a one sided, biased, in complete view of the facts for not just this case but the other 2 cases mentioned.

janalee

I was just simply saying what I remember. I have no problem with Ehove as a school but I do remember things not being handled right in 2005. I remember it take months for the school to take action. I was just simply thinking this may be the case here. And I'm not the only one who remembers this.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Assuming you are correct about the 2005 situation, we have a different administration team today. It appears they are handling this situation correctly so far

Dudley Do-Right

I am amazed people can ignore the text message or messages. Yes the acts of sex are he said, she said and must be investigated to prove their validity. But the detectives can verify the text messages, their content and their source. TEACHERS HAVE NO BUSINESS TEXTING STUDENTS AND TEXTING SEXUAL CONTENT IS REASON TO TERMINATE AND PRESS CRIMINAL CHARGES.

eastside

Teachers have preyed on students for years, in schools and colleges, but when the administration fails to act, then they should be accountable as well. Sandusky High School allowed Terry Wilson to run unchecked for years. He retired and went on to work with other kids through EHOESC.

eastside

Too bad you removed that post. Check him out Matt. Wonder just how much damage the pathetic little man did to the young girls of Sandusky High

jonsie08

I was one of Chef E student's at EHOVE in '08. He was a great teacher when I had him. Find it hard to believe he did this. Makes me upset he always was one to yell at us if we broke the law. So many student looked up to him as a roll model including myself. EHOVE is a great school I learned to become myself and not care what people thinks as long as I love the profession Im in. Dont judge EHOVE because of one bad teacher!!!!!!!!! Look at Perkins They had a teacher get in trouble about 4 yrs ago and im sure most of your kids go there.