Pedophile Teacher – Repeat Sex Offender

A CONVICTED paedophile, who received an 18-month suspended sentence in December 2006 for sexually molesting boys while he was a teacher at a primary school in George, has been arrested again.

He was arrested last weekend after another young victim claimed he had been molested.

The man appeared in the George Magistrate‘s Court yesterday for a bail application .

“His arrest came after another alleged under-aged victim came forward and claimed he was molested between December 2008 and May this year,” Southern Cape police spokesman Captain Malcolm Pojie said.

The middle-aged man, who cannot be named as he has not yet pleaded, was remanded until Monday while police investigate two other possible suspects in the case.

In December 2006, the man was charged in the Thembalethu Magistrate‘s Court for sexually interfering with three 12-year-old boys while coaching sports at the George primary school.

The man, described in a psychologist‘s report to the court as a paedophile, was given an 18-month suspended sentence and five years‘ correctional service.

Sources said the latest alleged victim was a friend of the accused‘s son.

Pojie said it was possible bail would be withheld if it was found that the man had contravened the restrictions imposed on him in terms of his 2006 sentence.

The mother of the alleged victim said yesterday she was “very angry” about the alleged molestation and was “extremely worried” about her son, who had become withdrawn and anti-social.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Thomas Bavedas – 3rd grade teacher puts cameras under students desk


A former city elementary school teacher faces criminal charges for allegedly hiding a video camera in a classroom closet and videotaping girls as they changed into costumes in preparation for a Halloween pageant.

Thomas Bavedas, 39, who resigned as a third-grade teacher at Waltersville School last May after his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Milford, was arrested again Monday. This time, he was charged with nine counts of voyeurism and nine counts of risk of injury to a minor.

Bavedas, of Brooklawn Drive, Milford, free on bond in the earlier case, surrendered to Milford police after being told there was a warrant for his arrest here. He is awaiting trial in Milford Superior Court on charges of marijuana and cocaine possession, first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor, possession of child pornography, importing child pornography and employing a minor in an obscene performance.

Bavedas, dressed in a black hooded sweat shirt, his hands chained behind his back, was later brought before Superior Court Judge Bruce Levin.

The judge shook his head as he read the warrant affidavit. He then glanced to Bavedas who stood beside his lawyer, Edmund Q. Collier, shifting from one foot to the other.

Assistant State’s Attorney Marc Durso urged the judge to set a high bond for Bavedas because of the serious nature of the charges.

Collier asked the judge for leniency, pointing out a plea deal is in the works in the Milford case that could mean his client will have to serve a lengthy prison term.

Levin, however, agreed with Durso and ordered Bavedas held in lieu of $500,000 bond. He continued the case to Jan. 6.

On May 19, police detectives from Bridgeport and Milford police departments served a search warrant on Bavedas’ Milford home and said they found a large amount of child pornography, including video images that appeared to have been taken in a school.

Bavedas, a teacher in the Bridgeport school system since August 1999, most recently was a teacher at Waltersville School and the Lighthouse after-school program.

Police said some of the video images taken from Bavedas’ home appear to have come from a camera that was placed under students’ desks and clearly showed at least two girls’ underwear.

Police also found at the defendant’s home DVDs of nearly 10 girls, ages 9 to 12, getting undressed and then dressed into Halloween costumes in a closet in Bavedas’ classroom at Waltersville School, according to police. The video was taken on Oct. 31, 2007, police said.

In June, police said detectives searched Bevedas’ classroom and discovered a hole bored into the closet wall that appeared shaped to hold a video camera. Police said the hole was concealed on the outside of the closet with a bulletin board.

“He arranged activities to be performed by female students so he could get desirable video shots of them that were sexually satisfying to him,” said police Sgt. Jesus Ortiz Jr.

Robert Henry, the chief of staff for the city’s schools, said Monday afternoon he was unaware of the arrest and declined comment.

Frank Corrigan Conahan – School Counselor – 5 years for child porn

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Frank Corrigan Conahan, 47, of Waldorf, on Tuesday to 5 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for distributing child pornography, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

As part of his supervised release, Judge Chasanow ordered that Conahan could have no unsupervised access to minors and no access to internet enabled computer or other device without prior written approval of and monitoring by the U.S. Probation Office. Upon his release from prison, Conahan must also register as a sex offender in the area where he resides and works.

Conahan resigned as a behavioral specialist with the Charles County Public Schools at the time the federal indictment was returned on August 4, 2008.

According to his guilty plea, FBI agents identified Conahan as the individual who sent 33 emails containing images documenting the sexual abuse of children to a trader of child pornography in Ohio from May to October 2007. Agents searched Conahan’s residence on July 17, 2008 and Conahan admitted that he distributed images of child pornography to AOL users that he met in AOL chat rooms from his basement computer. As part of his plea agreement, Conahan admits that he distributed between 10 and 150 images of child pornography to the trader of child pornography in Ohio.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

Eric Achenbach – Teacher charged with Child Porn after his stash is discovered

A teacher at Brattleboro Union High School was placed on administrative leave after a pair of hunters discovered child pornography near his property.

According to court documents, Eric Achenbach, 59, of Vernon, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of possession of child pornography. Achenbach teaches digital media, computer graphics and programming at BUHS.

When police confronted Achenbach about ownership of the chest found by the hunters, he admitted it was his and told police that he had hidden it in the woods seven to eight years ago, after he moved from Dover. Achenbach also admitted to knowing that the chest contained child pornography.

He told police he obtained “a large amount of the material while at the Downtown Campus,” an off-site branch of BUHS that was located on Main Street. Achenbach also told police that hard drives found in his home Dec. 12 contained child pornography.

His computer was confiscated and is being analyzed by the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Two hunters from Vernon were in the woods behind the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Route 142 on Nov. 29 when they discovered a wooden platform with several loose planks.

When the two men moved the planks, they found a black plastic bag containing a purple-colored chest. The men opened the chest and found that it contained child pornography.

After returning the chest to where they found it, the men notified Vernon police and led them to the platform.

Upon first inspection, police found pictures of adult males engaging in sexual acts with prepubescent girls. The chest was brought to the Vernon Police Department where members of the Southeastern Unit for Special Investigations catalogued its contents.

The chest was discovered to contain three-ring binders categorized by age with pictures of children as young as infants to the age of 15 either in sexually explicit poses or engaging in sexual acts with an adult.

Also in the chest were various pictures of pornography with Achenbach digitally imposed into the photos, according to Deputy Sheriff Mark Anderson, who spends three days a week as a special investigator for the Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Anderson is also BUHS’ student resource officer.

Achenbach was identified because the chest contained papers with his name on them and a picture of him with his 1981 class at Deerfield Elementary School in Wilmington. Other identifying items included several envelopes addressed to Achenbach and a folder labeled “me,” which contained pictures of the accused.

The investigation was conducted by SUSI, with members from the Windham County Sheriff’s Department and the Vernon and Brattleboro police departments.

Achenbach was released with the conditions that he not come into contact with anyone under 16 years old and that he not use computers or the Internet. If tried and convicted of the charge, he could spend up to five years in jail. He could also be fined up to $10,000.

Craig Dinwiddie – Teacher charged for distributing child porn

A longtime Gonzales High School teacher facing two felony charges for distributing and possessing child pornography is seeking a plea agreement, his attorney said Tuesday.

Craig Dinwiddie, 52, faces up to three years and eight months in prison for charges stemming from his July 24 arrest after an investigation in which child pornography was allegedly found on his computer.

Dinwiddie is due in the Salinas courtroom of Superior Court Judge Larry E. Hayes at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, when he could enter a plea, said his attorney.

“We’re still talking about a disposition. It’s possible that it will happen on Thursday,” attorney Joseph Cisneros, who is representing Dinwiddie, said. “Between now and then, we’re going to continue to work with the district attorney and the court to try to determine whether there can be a resolution.”

If no deal is cut, Dinwiddie is scheduled to stand trial March 2.

Dinwiddie was arrested two months after San Jose police received a tip that two people received child pornography from a computer in Gonzales.

Gonzales Police Chief Paul Miller said the tip led to a search of Dinwiddie’s residence in June, when his computer was seized.

No local children are among those pictured in the alleged child pornography, Miller said, but police seized photos of local students, taken without their knowledge, which “focused on various parts of the body.”

The Gonzales Unified School District placed Dinwiddie on paid leave after learning of the investigation, but the leave became unpaid, in accordance with state law, after criminal charges were filed.

Dinwiddie has been ordered not to be around children without an adult present while he is free on bail.

Michael W. Smith – Child Porn Production by Teacher


A Pemiscot County man has been sentenced to federal prison for 24 years on a felony child pornography charge.

Michael W. Smith, 52, of Steele, Missouri, was sentenced to 293 months imprisonment on one felony count of Production of Child Pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway.

Upon release from prison, Smith will be placed on supervised release for the remainder of his life.

Smith appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Rodney W. Sippel December 16 in Cape Girardeau.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. Hanaway said, “Protecting children from sexual exploitation is the central goal of Project Safe Childhood. Sadly, this case demonstrates that child predators can be people in positions of authority. Smith was a teacher’s aide at the victim’s school. This 24 year sentence supports that abuse of the trust innocent children afford to their teachers and production of child pornography will simply not be tolerated.”

In February 2006, the Department of Justice launched Project Safe Childhood. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), the program marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, with an emphasis on exploitation via the internet.

As a part of his earlier guilty plea, Smith admitted that between June 1 and August 30, 2007, he used a Polaroid camera and film to take sexually explicit photographs of a minor male who was less than 12-years-old.

At the time of the offense, Smith was a teacher’s aide at the child’s school.

The photographs were taken at Smith’s residence in Steele, Missouri.

After Smith was arrested for charges involving statutory sodomy of another minor, Smith contacted a family member via telephone and directed the person to the location where the aforementioned Polaroid pictures were located. The pictures were contained in a paper bag. Smith instructed the family member to not look in the bag and to destroy the contents.

Earlier this year, Smith was convicted in Pemiscot County Circuit Court of charges related to statutory sodomy of another minor male.

Hanaway commended the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Department and Prosecutor’s Office, the Missouri Department of Social Services State Technical Assistance Team, the Network Against Sexual Violence, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their combined efforts to prosecute this case. Assistant United States Attorney Abbie Crites-Leoni handled the prosecution for the government.

Michael W. Smith – Child Porn Production by Teacher


A Pemiscot County man has been sentenced to federal prison for 24 years on a felony child pornography charge.

Michael W. Smith, 52, of Steele, Missouri, was sentenced to 293 months imprisonment on one felony count of Production of Child Pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway.

Upon release from prison, Smith will be placed on supervised release for the remainder of his life.

Smith appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Rodney W. Sippel December 16 in Cape Girardeau.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. Hanaway said, “Protecting children from sexual exploitation is the central goal of Project Safe Childhood. Sadly, this case demonstrates that child predators can be people in positions of authority. Smith was a teacher’s aide at the victim’s school. This 24 year sentence supports that abuse of the trust innocent children afford to their teachers and production of child pornography will simply not be tolerated.”

In February 2006, the Department of Justice launched Project Safe Childhood. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), the program marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, with an emphasis on exploitation via the internet.

As a part of his earlier guilty plea, Smith admitted that between June 1 and August 30, 2007, he used a Polaroid camera and film to take sexually explicit photographs of a minor male who was less than 12-years-old.

At the time of the offense, Smith was a teacher’s aide at the child’s school.

The photographs were taken at Smith’s residence in Steele, Missouri.

After Smith was arrested for charges involving statutory sodomy of another minor, Smith contacted a family member via telephone and directed the person to the location where the aforementioned Polaroid pictures were located. The pictures were contained in a paper bag. Smith instructed the family member to not look in the bag and to destroy the contents.

Earlier this year, Smith was convicted in Pemiscot County Circuit Court of charges related to statutory sodomy of another minor male.

Hanaway commended the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Department and Prosecutor’s Office, the Missouri Department of Social Services State Technical Assistance Team, the Network Against Sexual Violence, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their combined efforts to prosecute this case. Assistant United States Attorney Abbie Crites-Leoni handled the prosecution for the government.

Willem J. Pet – Teacher accused of Child Porn


The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Durham teacher who agents say they suspect of sharing child pornography over the Internet, authorities said Monday.

Through an undercover investigation online, SBI agents identified an Internet address sharing more than 1,800 images of suspected child pornography from October through December, according to a search warrant served by the SBI and Durham police.

“The computer has been a real boon for child pornography,” North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said. “It’s just unfortunate and shocking how pervasive these cases are.”

Undercover work and subpoenas linked the Internet address to Willem J. Pet. The 61-year-old teaches English as a second language at Southern High School in Durham.

The SBI and Durham police searched Pet’s home last week and seized computer files and other records for forensic analysis.

The warrant described photos showing underage children in provocative poses and engaging in sexual intercourse with adults.

Pet has not been formally charged, but Cooper said he expects federal charges to be filed soon.

Durham Public School officials said that Pet has been suspended with pay, pending the investigation. He has worked for DPS since August 2005.

Neighbors were surprised to hear about the investigation into Pet, a husband and father of adult children.

“This is not who I know, and we’ve known him for a long time. It’s a shock,” neighbor Jan Pulley said.

The SBI discovered the suspected illicit online activities while training local law enforcement officers how to catch Internet predators and child pornographers, authorities said.

State laws that went into effect two weeks ago strengthened penalties for possession, dissemination and production of child pornography. The measure also increased the penalty for predators who solicit children over the Internet and then show up at a meeting place to assault a child.

“This is just one of many cases that we’ve run across that we investigate. And if it turns out that crimes are being committed, we will work with either state or federal authorities to prosecute it to the fullest extent of the law,” Cooper said.

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Ernest Dominguez – Whining Teacher MolesterTeacher Molester

Dominguez previously taught at a Tucumcari elementary school from 1997 to 1998 and was accused of nearly identical behavior at that school


Though he pleaded no contest Friday to molesting four students, former Santa Fe elementary school teacher Ernest Dominguez maintained his innocence to the end.

”To all the families who have claimed to have suffered irreparably — I’ve suffered as much as these kids have,” Dominguez told a state district judge. “My demise was having a strict academic classroom.”

Dominguez, 35, maintained he was speaking “for every teacher out there” when he said that any person in a position of authority can be brought down when they are accused of something.

”And when a child makes the accusation, 90 percent of the time people will believe the child,” he said. “I stand before you maintaining my innocence.”

Despite that proclamation, Dominguez pleaded no contest to four counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In exchange for the plea deal which Judge Stephen Pfeffer thought twice about before accepting the agreement — Dominguez will be on probation for up to 20 years, have to register as a sex offender and won’t be allowed to be around children, the mentally ill or the elderly.

However, he will avoid prison.

Dominguez’s comments Friday came after he listened to the parents of his victims detail the nightmare their lives became after the alleged abuse, which took place in 2001 and 2002. The four boys were in fifth and sixth grade at Salazar Elementary School at the time. Dominguez is alleged to have reached his hands down their pants and fondled their genitals.

None of the victims attended Friday’s hearing.

The father of one boy spoke by phone and said through a Spanish interpreter that his son suffered ridicule when other children at school found out what happened. The boy still suffers from depression and is currently a patient in a psychiatric hospital, the father said. The situation also has affected the boy’s younger brother, and triggered depression in him and his wife, he said.

”I’d like for something to happen to this man,” he said. “We’re going to have to live with this the rest of our lives.”

The mother of another boy said her son also suffered greatly.

”Because of what (Dominguez) did, my son, in turn, turned around and hurt his younger brother,” she said. She put her son in a locked-down treatment facility for a year, and she said that he’s now 18 and doing well.

”He took responsibility and he took care of that,” she said. “My younger son forgave him and now we’re a stronger and better family. (But) we’re still overcoming it.”

The same boy’s father said to Dominguez, “Regardless of what happens, it doesn’t matter. Because in our hearts, you are already dead.”

The mother of a third boy said her son is so traumatized by Dominguez’s abuse, he won’t even go out to eat because he thinks everyone knows what happened to him. He also stopped going to school and “fell into a deep depression,” she said.

”He struggles to go to work or shopping for his own personal needs,” she said. “He even struggles to go in and pay for his own gas.”

The boy — now a young man — must be accompanied at all times by a family member who takes care of his needs, she said.

The mother of the fourth boy sounded a similar refrain, saying her son become depressed and withdrawn and stopped trusting people. She also read a letter the boy wrote.

”I want Mr. Ernest Dominguez to receive the maximum penalty for what he did to me,” the boy wrote. “I would like to put this all behind me and move forward with my life.”

Before he accepted the plea, Pfeffer grilled prosecutor Barbara Romo about why she offered Dominguez the plea. She said she met with three of the four boys in April — the fourth couldn’t be located at the time — and explained that if they decided to go to trial there were no guarantees Dominguez would be convicted.

She also told them that each boy’s allegations would necessitate a separate trial, during which jurors could not be told of the allegations reported by the other boys. However, she said she told them she was completely willing to go to trial if that was what they wanted.

All three agreed that Romo should offer the plea — Dominguez would only agree to a deal that guaranteed no jail time — so they could move on and put the abuse behind them, Romo said.

”Their concern was that he never be allowed to hurt another child again,” she said.

Dominguez previously taught at a Tucumcari elementary school from 1997 to 1998 and was accused of nearly identical behavior at that school, Romo has said. The District Attorney’s Office in Tucumcari decided not to prosecute him, she has said. Dominguez and the school district signed a confidentiality agreement to protect both parties from liability, according to court documents. He also taught in Espanola.

The Santa Fe case against Dominguez took so long to move through the criminal justice system because the state District Court dismissed some of the charges against him, and that decision was appealed to the state Court of Appeals, which upheld the decision.

Calling Romo a “highly seasoned” and “aggressive” prosecutor who is experienced in child sexual abuse cases, Pfeffer said he might not have accepted the plea if she hadn’t been the one to offer it. However, he did accept it and imposed probation that could last up to 20 years. The case will be reviewed every five years.

The judge also barred Dominguez from ever holding a teaching position or any other job — volunteer or paid — that puts him in contact with children, the mentally ill or the elderly.

Dominguez will have to register as a sexual offender and will be subject to a closely supervised form of monitoring, Romo said. His probation case will be transferred to Tucumcari, where Dominguez lives with his parents. Pfeffer gave him 30 days to move out of his parents’ home because it is too close to a high school.

Pfeffer also left no doubt as to whether he believed Dominguez was innocent of the charges against him.

”Despite your protestations, this is not an isolated incident,” the judge said. “It’s not just one child accusing you. It also happened in Tucumcari. People are capable of deceiving themselves, and I believe you’ve done that.

”You violated a sacred trust,” the judge continued. “Society has to draw a clear line for these types of crimes.”

Ernest Dominguez – Whining Teacher MolesterTeacher Molester

Dominguez previously taught at a Tucumcari elementary school from 1997 to 1998 and was accused of nearly identical behavior at that school


Though he pleaded no contest Friday to molesting four students, former Santa Fe elementary school teacher Ernest Dominguez maintained his innocence to the end.

”To all the families who have claimed to have suffered irreparably — I’ve suffered as much as these kids have,” Dominguez told a state district judge. “My demise was having a strict academic classroom.”

Dominguez, 35, maintained he was speaking “for every teacher out there” when he said that any person in a position of authority can be brought down when they are accused of something.

”And when a child makes the accusation, 90 percent of the time people will believe the child,” he said. “I stand before you maintaining my innocence.”

Despite that proclamation, Dominguez pleaded no contest to four counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In exchange for the plea deal which Judge Stephen Pfeffer thought twice about before accepting the agreement — Dominguez will be on probation for up to 20 years, have to register as a sex offender and won’t be allowed to be around children, the mentally ill or the elderly.

However, he will avoid prison.

Dominguez’s comments Friday came after he listened to the parents of his victims detail the nightmare their lives became after the alleged abuse, which took place in 2001 and 2002. The four boys were in fifth and sixth grade at Salazar Elementary School at the time. Dominguez is alleged to have reached his hands down their pants and fondled their genitals.

None of the victims attended Friday’s hearing.

The father of one boy spoke by phone and said through a Spanish interpreter that his son suffered ridicule when other children at school found out what happened. The boy still suffers from depression and is currently a patient in a psychiatric hospital, the father said. The situation also has affected the boy’s younger brother, and triggered depression in him and his wife, he said.

”I’d like for something to happen to this man,” he said. “We’re going to have to live with this the rest of our lives.”

The mother of another boy said her son also suffered greatly.

”Because of what (Dominguez) did, my son, in turn, turned around and hurt his younger brother,” she said. She put her son in a locked-down treatment facility for a year, and she said that he’s now 18 and doing well.

”He took responsibility and he took care of that,” she said. “My younger son forgave him and now we’re a stronger and better family. (But) we’re still overcoming it.”

The same boy’s father said to Dominguez, “Regardless of what happens, it doesn’t matter. Because in our hearts, you are already dead.”

The mother of a third boy said her son is so traumatized by Dominguez’s abuse, he won’t even go out to eat because he thinks everyone knows what happened to him. He also stopped going to school and “fell into a deep depression,” she said.

”He struggles to go to work or shopping for his own personal needs,” she said. “He even struggles to go in and pay for his own gas.”

The boy — now a young man — must be accompanied at all times by a family member who takes care of his needs, she said.

The mother of the fourth boy sounded a similar refrain, saying her son become depressed and withdrawn and stopped trusting people. She also read a letter the boy wrote.

”I want Mr. Ernest Dominguez to receive the maximum penalty for what he did to me,” the boy wrote. “I would like to put this all behind me and move forward with my life.”

Before he accepted the plea, Pfeffer grilled prosecutor Barbara Romo about why she offered Dominguez the plea. She said she met with three of the four boys in April — the fourth couldn’t be located at the time — and explained that if they decided to go to trial there were no guarantees Dominguez would be convicted.

She also told them that each boy’s allegations would necessitate a separate trial, during which jurors could not be told of the allegations reported by the other boys. However, she said she told them she was completely willing to go to trial if that was what they wanted.

All three agreed that Romo should offer the plea — Dominguez would only agree to a deal that guaranteed no jail time — so they could move on and put the abuse behind them, Romo said.

”Their concern was that he never be allowed to hurt another child again,” she said.

Dominguez previously taught at a Tucumcari elementary school from 1997 to 1998 and was accused of nearly identical behavior at that school, Romo has said. The District Attorney’s Office in Tucumcari decided not to prosecute him, she has said. Dominguez and the school district signed a confidentiality agreement to protect both parties from liability, according to court documents. He also taught in Espanola.

The Santa Fe case against Dominguez took so long to move through the criminal justice system because the state District Court dismissed some of the charges against him, and that decision was appealed to the state Court of Appeals, which upheld the decision.

Calling Romo a “highly seasoned” and “aggressive” prosecutor who is experienced in child sexual abuse cases, Pfeffer said he might not have accepted the plea if she hadn’t been the one to offer it. However, he did accept it and imposed probation that could last up to 20 years. The case will be reviewed every five years.

The judge also barred Dominguez from ever holding a teaching position or any other job — volunteer or paid — that puts him in contact with children, the mentally ill or the elderly.

Dominguez will have to register as a sexual offender and will be subject to a closely supervised form of monitoring, Romo said. His probation case will be transferred to Tucumcari, where Dominguez lives with his parents. Pfeffer gave him 30 days to move out of his parents’ home because it is too close to a high school.

Pfeffer also left no doubt as to whether he believed Dominguez was innocent of the charges against him.

”Despite your protestations, this is not an isolated incident,” the judge said. “It’s not just one child accusing you. It also happened in Tucumcari. People are capable of deceiving themselves, and I believe you’ve done that.

”You violated a sacred trust,” the judge continued. “Society has to draw a clear line for these types of crimes.”

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