Diane M. Ross, 45, is accused of using e-mail to trade hundreds of pornographic images of children around the country. The associate professor who heads the English department at Lake Forest College pleaded not guilty to charges of three felony counts of disseminating child pornography. She is free on $20,000 recognizance bond and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 1st.
Bradley Green, 55, was arrested at his home early yesterday for fondling a 12 year old girl hewas tutoring in math. He went to the girl’s house to tutor her on Sunday afternoon. Her 16 year oldbrother was home at the time but the girl’s parents were out. She told her brother she was fondledand he called the parents who immediately called police. Green is charged with third-degree sexualabuse and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned and released withoutbail. Green is a part-time teacher at
Scott A. Silverman, 34, an elementary school teacher at the Carnell School in Oxford Circle, Philadelphia, has been charged with molesting an 11 year old student he tutored privately. He was arrested February 19th at a movie theatre. He is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Mark James LaPietra, a Dr. Phillips High School drama teacher who is also one of the schools wrestling coaches has been charged with performing lewd acts in front of children, after he allegedly exposed himself and masturbated in front of several girls and a woman on the grounds of his West Orlando apartment complex. He was spotted by a 19-year-old woman with his pants pulled down enough to see his genitals by the community pool. He was allegedly spotted in other areas but is not accused of flashing any of
Peter James PJ Halas, a 29 year old history teacher and basketball coach at Point Pleasant Borough High School in Ocean County, New Jersey, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15 year old female student over a four-month period. He was freed on $100,000 bail. Halas is a noted Ivy League athlete and the scion of an American sports dynasty. He is the great-grand-nephew of football Hall of Famer George Papa Bear Halas.