Tuesday, June 22, 2010

D.A. Prosecution for inappropriate relationships with students increasing

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has prosecuted 8 cases of school employees having sex with students over the past four years. That's 8 cases too many.

From a story in The Mercury by Carl Hessler Jr.:
NORRISTOWN — With increasing frequency, authorities find themselves arresting educators and coaches for having improper contact with their students.

"We do tend to see more of them now," said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, a career prosecutor who spent 15 years climbing the ranks in the district attorney's office before being elected the county's first female district attorney in 2007. "I don't know if that's because teenagers are more willing to talk about it or if it's because, especially with social networking sites, they can communicate more about what's going on and there's a more free flow of information."
Read the full story at the newspaper's Web site.

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