All those long bus rides home from away sporting events. Where would BadJocks be without those outings?
Take for example this latest incident from Kellogg High School (WA) where a junior member of the girl’s softball team was asleep on the back of the bus, not bothering anyone. At some point, according to school officials, three upperclass girls on the squad decided it would be funny to strip the sleeping girl completely naked. Not sure how long this lasted, but it was serious enough that all three of the attackers were kicked off the team, received in-school punishments and–wait for it–weren’t allowed to go to prom!
But the fun doesn’t end there. According to some newer reports, police are now looking into pressing assault, battery, and for some reason, kidnapping (?) charges against the three as well.
BONUS: Go to the KXLY website below and start reading some of the comments beneath the story. You can quickly see how a hazing story like this can quickly divide a small town. Comments range from “The media has the story all wrong” to “These three girls have been bitches for their entire time in high school and they finally got what they deserved.”
Some people just don’t get it. The cops arrested you for having an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl (or two). You posted bond so you don’t have to sit in jail until the trial starts something in the next five years. But as part of your bond, you have to agree NOT to see any of your alleged victims. How hard is that? Apparently too hard for one Thomas Dennis Powell, 59, a former volunteer softball coach at Rochester Adams High School (MI) who was forced to move into a motel because his home was within 1500 feet of the high school–much too close for someone charged with a sex crime. Unfortunately for him, the cops were able to follow him around based on one of those leg-mounted tether/GPS devices and realized that he had scheduled a redevous with one of his “girlfriends” (17) at his room. Yeah, he’s back in jail and his bond has been raised from $10,000 to $100,000.
Tell us the truth ladies: it’s this guy’s “bedroom eyes” that get you, don’t they?
Details now from the Detroit Free Press:
Thomas Dennis Powell, 59, was free on bond when he was tracked by police this week via his court-ordered GPS tether to the Concorde Inn hotel in Rochester Hills, where he was found with a 17-year-old girl who was “voluntarily with the suspect,” according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
Although the girl no longer lives with her parents, Powell had been ordered in March to have no contact with her or with a second girl because both were victims of criminal sexual encounters with him, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Powell was returned Wednesday to the Oakland County Jail and appeared via video today in a hearing at 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills where his bond was increased from 10% of $100,000 — or $10,000 — to the full $100,000 cash, Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said.
Powell had been staying at the Concorde Inn after one of his earlier bond conditions required him to move from his Rochester Hills home because the house was about 1,500 feet from Adams High School, too near for those charged with a sex crime, the court had ruled.
Lots of youth sports coaches get charged with crimes. But, “child annoyance”? What exactly is that? Doesn’t pretty much every adult “annoy” every child at some point? Then again, this is probably a little more serious with a guy sending naughty text messages to an underage girl on his team.
Still, “child annoyance?” Let the mass arrests begins!
A former girls’ softball coach at Pasadena High School has been cited on suspicion of child annoyance after accusations emerged that he had engaged in inappropriate conversations with one of his players, authorities said Thursday.
Police issued Arthur Baltazar, 47, of Altadena a misdemeanor citation Sept. 23 on suspicion of engaging in “inappropriate communication of a sexual nature,” with a 17-year-old girl he coached, Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra said.
The alleged inappropriate communication took place both verbally and via text messages during September, the lieutenant said. “There’s no allegation of any kind of physical touching,” she said. The softball player told her parents she was receiving inappropriate communications from Baltazar on Sept. 23, Ibarra said. The parents notified the school, which then called the police.
Read more: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_16218891#ixzz11TtW7a4P