Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Springfield gym teacher, principal charged in child abuse case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Prosecutors charged an elementary school gym teacher with sexual misconduct and assault, and the school's principal with failing to report child abuse, after five girls and one boy at the school complained of being inappropriately touched over their clothes. The counts, all misdemeanors, were filed by Greene County prosecutors against fifth-grade gym teacher Mark A. Washam, 42, and Rountree Elementary School Principal Carolyn S. Harralson, 51. Washam's lawyer denied there was any misconduct and said police had carried out a flawed investigation, including subjecting the children to suggestion and prompting. "The alleged acts were all out in the open in front of the entire class during gym classes," defense attorney Dee Wampler said in a statement.

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