Written by: alskann
- 5th Aug, 2008 - 5:37am
I am glad to hear they are finally locking him up. It is terrible to see what he got away with for so long. What he took from that boy can never be restored. Working in child protection I saw too many young men who had suffered abuse. I have not seen one yet who was ever able to move on to a normal functioning life, even with years of therapy and support. Some did better than others but they all continue to have on going problems. One of the worst cases is now an adult and just this week was admitted to the psychiatric hospital where I now work. Long after the perpetrator has been punished the horror continues to haunt the victims.
Written by: Pandora
- 4th Aug, 2008 - 11:34pm
A Trinidadian art teacher who sexually abused for nearly 2 years a 13 years old boy. In April 2007, he was convicted of 13 counts, including child abuse, molestation and lewd battery for forcing the boy to have sex in a classroom supply closet. He would take the boy home during school hours for sex. But he was out because of bail and did not spend not even 1 day in prison but today is a different story.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida (CNN) -- A former Florida teacher, who for a year avoided serving a 43-year sentence for sexually molesting a 13-year-old boy, was handcuffed and ordered back into state custody Friday.
Aaron Mohanlal lowered his head as Broward Circuit Judge Marc Gold reversed a decision he made last summer granting the convicted sex offender a $610,000 bond while his conviction was appealed.
The bond was supposed to be secured with properties owned by Mohanlal's relatives. But evidence presented by prosecutors Friday showed there were no liens placed on the properties and they were not worth a fraction of the amount suggested by defense attorneys.
In April 2007, Mohanlal was convicted of 13 counts, including child abuse, molestation and lewd battery for forcing the boy, one of his students, to have sex in a classroom supply closet. Occasionally, the teacher would take the boy home during school hours for sex. He also purchased a cell phone for the teen and created nicknames for their genitalia to help keep phone sex a secret. The abuse went on for nearly two years.
Gold said on Friday that he weighed "the severity" of the case in deciding to revoke Mohanlal's bond.
"I can't believe it, I can't believe it, finally some justice," the victim's father said after the ruling as his voice cracked with emotion....