Thursday, January 05, 2017

If only gay teachers could marry.

Never mind.....

A teacher and his husband were found dead in August. Police say they had sexually abused 8 boys.

//Aric Babbitt was not just a teacher to some of his former students; he was also a mentor.

To at least one of them, he was a father figure.

But authorities believe Babbitt used his position of authority to not only gain his students’ trust but also to exploit it.

Newly released police documents state that Babbitt, a 40-year-old elementary school teacher from Minnesota, and his 36-year-old husband, Matthew Deyo, sexually abused eight underage boys over the course several years, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

The South St. Paul residents did not live to see any criminal charges against them. They were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on an island in Washington state last August — shortly after they found out they were being investigated for sexual abuse.

Now, after a four-month investigation, the South St. Paul Police Department has released a 134-page investigative file detailing the extent of the alleged abuse. The St. Paul Pioneer Press, which obtained a copy of the documents, reported that underage boys were sexually abused at the couple’s home in South St. Paul, at Babbitt’s family cabin about 150 miles away, at Minneapolis hotels and at Deyo’s parents’ farm near Hastings, Minn.

The investigation into the couple began on Aug. 14, when a 16-year-old boy and his parents told police that he had been sexually assaulted, according to an application for search warrant and affidavit filed that month. Shortly after, investigators spoke to two more victims — the boy’s best friend and another teen who said he had known Babbitt since the second grade.

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All of them told police that Babbitt and Deyo had sexual contact with them after giving them alcohol and marijuana, the affidavit says. They also suspect something had been slipped into their drinks because they felt almost completely impaired after consuming only a small amount. In most instances, the teens said they either felt pressured to have sex or were too intoxicated to consent.

The 16-year-old told police that Babbitt mentored him after he came out as gay to his parents, court records say.

The other teenager, the 16-year-old’s best friend, said the same. The transgender teen told police Babbitt and Deyo were her mentors as she was transitioning to female.

The third teen told police that Babbitt was his second-grade teacher, who helped him through his parents’ separation. Babbitt remained a father figure to him through seventh grade.

Babbitt bought them gifts, and took them out to dinner and on out-of-town trips. That wasn’t uncommon for Babbitt. Court records say he was friends with the teens’ parents, who trusted him to look after their children.//

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whether gay, straight, teacher, priest, cop, married, single, allowed to marry, not allowed to marry, religious, atheist . . .

all those who sexually abuse children should be identified and harshly punished. None should be protected and hidden.

Who links to me?