May 31, 1990 |
A former music teacher at a Bensalem School District middle school has been sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in Bucks County Prison for kissing and fondling a girl from his class after the two had sent each other love letters. Floyd E. Darden, 45, of Trevose, pleaded guilty Monday to corruption of minors and indecent assault for sexual contact with the 13-year-old. He resigned Feb. 28 from his position at Cecilia Snyder Middle School, school officials said. The court record contains copies of some of the letters, in which the two address each other by terms of endearment.
January 21, 1998 |
A math teacher charged with inappropriately touching two students at High School East has resigned from the school where he has taught for 26 years. Stephen Branch, 56, submitted his letter of resignation to the district Thursday, to become effective Feb. 1, according to school officials. Neither Branch nor his two attorneys, Marc Neff and Steve Cohen, could be reached for comment yesterday. Branch had been on paid leave since December, after a 16-year-old girl told school officials that Branch had touched her inappropriately while on school grounds over several weeks last fall.
April 11, 1996 |
A 67-year-old Mount Laurel physician was indicted yesterday by a county grand jury on charges of criminal sexual contact with his female patients, and a 35-year-old Evesham pharmacist was indicted on charges of stealing prescription drugs from his employer with the intent of selling them. Edward Fleischman, of London Lane, Mount Laurel, who was arrested July 19, 1995, on charges of fondling one female patient, now is charged with criminal sexual contact with 10 female patients ranging in age from 25 to 48, according to Stephen G. Raymond, county prosecutor.
February 7, 2004 |
A former general practitioner at Wenonah Medical Associates was sentenced yesterday to four years probation for criminal sexual contact with three female patients last summer. As part of a plea agreement with the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, Michael C. Lafon, 45, of Haddonfield, must forfeit his medical license, receive counseling, and stay away from his victims. During the hearing before Superior Court Judge Walter Marshall, Lafon's attorney, Charles Iannuzzi, argued that his client had no previous criminal history and would "respond favorably" to probation.
March 20, 2003 |
The teacher told the judge he was a good person who meant no harm. "I made a mistake that a teacher should never make," he said. "I fell in love with a former student. " The judge said it was not that simple - legally or ethically. Ryan Newman, a popular teacher at a Bucks County middle school, was sentenced yesterday to at least five years in state prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl last summer. Judge Kenneth G. Biehn also scolded Newman for not fully acknowledging the harm inflicted on his victim.
May 24, 2002 |
Billy Corsey, a former Deptford High School football star charged with murder, was rearrested yesterday after a fight with the victim's father in the parking lot of the Gloucester County Justice Complex. The melee happened moments after Corsey's father, William Corsey 3d, a former Deptford High track coach, was sentenced to eight years in prison for sexual contact with two teenage girls. Police said Billy Corsey, two female relatives, and a family friend exchanged blows with Lou Bensinger, who was in the parking lot with his wife and father.
March 16, 2013 |
By the time the two former Triton Regional High School teachers gathered with their attorneys in a Camden courtroom for sentencing Friday, the conclusion was pretty much foregone. The two men, both young and in suits and ties, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit official misconduct in connection with improper sexual conduct with students. The sentences Jeff Logandro, 32, and Daniel Michielli, 27, both of Blackwood, would receive had been negotiated - three years' probation, 30 days of house arrest, minor fines, and the revocation of their teaching licenses and of contact with the students.
July 10, 1998 |
Police across the region are investigating a Williamstown teen who has been charged with sexually assaulting five boys in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Police in both states expect to file more charges against Eric Oliphant, 18, who for years attended Bible schools and volunteered in church youth groups. The investigations have stemmed from reports that he molested two boys during a week-long summer basketball camp at Baptist Bible College, a four-year Christian school in Clarks Summit, Pa., just north of Scranton.
March 7, 2009 |
A Seneca High School chemistry teacher was arrested early yesterday and charged with having sexual contact with one of his students, prosecutors said. Eric L. Johansen, 30, of Aberdeen Drive, Mount Laurel, was charged with third-degree criminal sexual contact. He made an initial appearance in Superior Court in Mount Holly in the afternoon. A judge set his bail at $50,000. Johansen exposed himself to the female student in a classroom on Wednesday, according to the criminal complaint.
October 13, 2011
PITTSBURGH - A former nurse at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh has pleaded guilty to three counts of having sexual contact with female inmates and no-contest to three additional counts. John Johnson Jr., 60, of Green Tree, will be sentenced Jan. 4 after pleading to the institutional sexual assault charges. Prosecutors say the inmates were offered candy, soda and medications if they let Johnson fondle them. - Associated Press