Related News: Trial underway for former Stanhope teacher accused of having sex with student

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The trial for former Stanhope Elmore High School teacher and track coach Jeffrey Stanton began on Wednesday.

“All the state of Alabama has to prove is that he was a teacher at Stanhope Elmore and she was a student and they had sexual intercourse, it specifically says consent is not a defense,” said Assistant District Attorney Mandy Johnson.

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Related News: Alabama teacher Ashley Parkins Pruitt indicted on charges of having sexual activity, sexting with students

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The grand jury issued the indictments against Pruitt Jan. 29, but the documents were just made available this morning.

She was indicted on five counts: two counts of providing pornography to a minor, two counts of sex act with a student, one count of sex contact with a student. Pruitt was placed on leave from her job at Appalachian High School during the investigation.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Bill would make cyber-bullying criminal act in AL

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An Alabama state senator wants to charge students with a crime if they’re caught cyber-bullying. State Senator Arthur Orr is sponsoring Senate Bill 104. The legislation also requires teachers and other school employees to report any cyber-bullying they’re aware of.

According to SB 104, if you’re caught cyber-bullying, then you could face a Class-C misdemeanor.

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Related News: Official: Teacher secretly taped kindergartners in bathroom

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An Ohio teacher secretly recorded his kindergarten students using a tiny spy camera hung inside his classroom’s bathroom, prosecutors said Saturday.

Dozens of videos of students were found on the computer of Elliot Gornall, 32, a former teacher at the elementary school in Loudonville who resigned last year after being charged in another case, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said.

“The thought that a previously trusted kindergarten teacher would take advantage of young children in this way is horrifying,” Tunnell said in a statement announcing the charges.

Gornall faces 25 felony charges: 23 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and two counts of attempting the same crime. Twenty-five kindergartners were recorded, Tunnell said.

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Related News: Probation revocation sought for child porn suspect

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An alias warrant for arrest has been issued against a former Dothan firefighter after police recently arrested him on child solicitation and porn charges.

Court records show Houston County Circuit Court Judge Brad Mendheim issued an alias warrant for the arrest of 45-year-old Clarence Ray Griffith III in connection to a probation violation for methamphetamine making and possession convictions in his court.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges

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Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges.

Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a “Maidens Group” at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.

A statement posted on the website of the Public Security Secretariat for the Rio Grande do Norte state government reported the arrest of Victor Arden Barnard, 53. The U.S. Marshals Service also confirmed the arrest in a statement.

The Brazilian statement said police captured Barnard late Friday in an apartment near a paradisiacal white-sand beach in northeastern Brazil. He was being held in the city of Natal to await extradition to face charges in the U.S.

Bernard, who faces 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct, was on the most-wanted list of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Source: WSFA