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Ex-teacher already jailed faces new child sex abuse charge (Mexican)
The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | August 7, 2010 | Don Bolding

Posted on 08/07/2010 6:12:43 AM PDT by LA Woman3

A former teacher already accused of the sexual molestation of three Waco schoolchildren now faces another charge of indecency with a child based on information from a fourth child.

Fernando Antonio Campos, a Mexican national who has been in McLennan County Jail on an immigration hold since his arrest March 17, received the new charge Friday. Although he cannot be released because of the hold, his bonds top $900,000.

In an affidavit requesting the new charge, police said a girl told her mother about an incident in December 2008.

The mother contacted police and the girl said in a forensic interview that Campos touched her inside and outside her clothing.

The girl’s mother and grandmother told police she did not want to return to school because she was afraid the teacher would be there.

The grand jury indicted Campos in June in connection with the molestation of two other children at the school — a boy whose age was not disclosed and a 5-year-old girl.

The girl said she was repeatedly sexually assaulted and the boy said that, in May 2009, Campos pulled down his pants and fondled himself using the boy’s fingers under a desk in the classroom.

Grand jury action is still pending in an indecency charge involving a 6-year-old boy who said the teacher exposed himself to him during the 2009-10 school year.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: illegal; immigration; mexican; predator; teacher

1 posted on 08/07/2010 6:12:46 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3
The girl said she was repeatedly sexually assaulted and the boy said that, in May 2009, Campos pulled down his pants and fondled himself using the boy’s fingers under a desk in the classroom.

The defense will be, "keeping interest during class is necessary for good grades".

Nothing would surprise me these days.

2 posted on 08/07/2010 6:16:56 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: LA Woman3
The girl’s mother and grandmother told police she did not want to return to school because she was afraid the teacher would be there.

Why wasn't the father down at the school with a baseball bat bustin a few heads?

I know, I know, don't take the law into my own hands, yada, yada, yada. IMO, it's time for street justice on these pervs.

3 posted on 08/07/2010 6:23:45 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: LA Woman3

How did an illegal alien get into the classroom in the first place? Even as a visitor, much less a teacher? No, don’t tell me. Let me guess. He has a Constitutional Right to anywhere he wants, right? Now all he has to do is claim pedophilia as a religion and he can’t be prosecuted.


4 posted on 08/07/2010 6:24:02 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: All
WISD officials may establish new protocol following alleged sexual abuse of young student by a teacher

By Tommy Witherspoon Tribune-Herald staff writer

Friday March 26,2010

Waco school officials might form child abuse response teams or establish stricter protocols to guide their reactions in the wake of the apparent mishandling of an alleged molestation case, two school board members said Thursday.

The Waco school board has called a special meeting for Saturday to review the incident and change district policy, if board members deem it necessary.

The alleged assaults at Alta Vista Montessori Magnet School were reported Nov. 30, 2009, to Waco police, when a parent claimed her 5-year-old child was molested at school by a kindergarten teacher.

School officials immediately suspended teacher Fernando Campos while district administrators investigated.

But they put him back to work just before winter break — against the advice of a Waco police detective investigating the allegations and Child Protective Services authorities.

School district officials concluded there was insufficient evidence to support the child’s claims.

Waco police Detective Fabian Klecka arrested Campos on Monday at the school on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and improper relationship between an educator and a student.

Waco school board members Pat Atkins and David Schleicher said Thursday much of Saturday’s board meeting might be held behind closed doors because of confidentiality, personnel and privacy issues.

However, among the things both want to know is why board members didn’t know about the serious allegations until minutes after Campos was arrested, more than three months after the first reports were levied and two months after school officials met with CPS authorities.

“This is the kind of issue that plays to every parent’s deepest, darkest concerns,” Atkins said. “Should the administration be handling criminal investigations? That is a valid question. We need to take a hard look at how we handle these allegations, and we need to ensure that student safety is the primary concern.”

Atkins and Schleicher both want to know why Campos was allowed back in the classroom when Waco police had an open investigation and why Alta Vista Principal Rochelle Peters was involved in conducting interviews with the alleged victim’s classmates and others.

“But setting aside this particular incident,” Atkins said, “there is a bigger question of policies and procedures and how we handle these issues in the future to make sure we are going to err on the side of protecting students.”

Schleicher suggests the district might appoint a child abuse response team to handle future allegations.

Or, perhaps develop a “flow chart” system “so it is very clear what everyone’s responsibilities are, what steps need to be taken, who they report to and when they need to report it.”

“I would like to get an initial idea about what happened and how we are going to handle the next one,” Schleicher said.

After a string of at least four educators were prosecuted for sex-related crimes, Assistant District Attorney Beth Toben told the Tribune-Herald three years ago that local officials need to join forces to develop a uniform protocol about how to handle these types of investigations.

School officials who try to conduct their own investigation often “muddy the waters” through the use of ineffective and often harmful techniques, such as interviewing the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator together in the same room, or interviewing the child in front of his or her parents, Toben said in October 2007.

Toben and McLennan County District Attorney John Segrest declined comment.

David Davis, executive director of the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children, said 19 local police agencies, including the Waco ISD police, signed agreements with his agency to use uniform policies and procedures when certain crimes are alleged.

The 5-year-old girl alleged to have been abused by Campos was interviewed at the advocacy center.

The best practice to employ in those cases, Davis said, is to take a “multidisciplinary approach” that involves police investigators, counselors, prosecutors, CPS workers and other child advocates.

That apparently is not what happened in the Campos case, Davis said.

“Our organization exists because those two-track kinds of investigations are rarely successful. But if you are on an integrated track, then you can move forward and make better decisions,” he said.

twitherspoon@wacotrib.com
5 posted on 08/07/2010 6:24:03 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: EGPWS

Just molesting the kids americans won’t molest.


6 posted on 08/07/2010 6:25:46 AM PDT by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: LA Woman3

I have seen a whole slew of reports lately dealing with Mexicans’ apparent lust toward young children. Must be a cultural thing.


7 posted on 08/07/2010 6:30:57 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

Yes, it’s their culture, so we’re racists if we object.


8 posted on 08/07/2010 6:32:45 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: LA Woman3
“But setting aside this particular incident,” Atkins said, “there is a bigger question of policies and procedures and how we handle these issues in the future to make sure we are going to err on the side of protecting students.”

Hey, I have an idea! How about checking these teachers out BEFORE you hire them? Oh, and if they are members of the union, how about parents suing the unions as well as the schools.

9 posted on 08/07/2010 6:38:16 AM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: LA Woman3

Private or public school?


10 posted on 08/07/2010 6:46:44 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Does the reporter NOT ask the question, why is an illegal working in a public school?

How many U.S. teachers are out of work?


11 posted on 08/07/2010 6:51:07 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: LA Woman3
I would love to see a pro-illegal immigration moron justify this...


12 posted on 08/07/2010 6:52:17 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: LA Woman3

Where does it say that Campos was here illegally? I fail to find that in the article.


13 posted on 08/07/2010 6:58:15 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: BykrBayb; moder_ator
The teacher was recruited in Mexico by WISD. Please remover illegal from the title. Thanks!

Waco ISD now stocked with bilingual teachers

In recent years, the shortage sent WISD officials to Monterrey, Mexico, to recruit bilingual teachers through the Region 4 Education Service Center international teacher certification program.

In three years, the district hired about 20 Mexican teachers.

The school board voted in March to stop the practice of hiring internationally until officials can be assured the candidates undergo rigorous background checks.

The decision arose after bilingual kindergarten teacher Fernando Campos was arrested by Waco police on child sex abuse charges.

Campos was recruited through the Region 4 program.
14 posted on 08/07/2010 6:58:43 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Waco ISD. Public.


15 posted on 08/07/2010 6:59:39 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: exDemMom

See post 14. He was recruited by WISD.


16 posted on 08/07/2010 7:00:44 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: gunsequalfreedom

See post 14. He was here legally through Region 4 Education Service Center international teacher certification program.
I asked the Mods to take illegal out of the title.


17 posted on 08/07/2010 7:02:52 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3; Admin Moderator
You need to ping the Admin Moderator


18 posted on 08/07/2010 7:04:31 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: LA Woman3

Where does it say the teacher is an illegal?


19 posted on 08/07/2010 7:08:55 AM PDT by gedeon3 (Wake up America!! The enemy is among us!)
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To: darkwing104

Thanks. Thought I did!


20 posted on 08/07/2010 7:14:37 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

“The teacher was recruited in Mexico by WISD. Please remover illegal from the title. Thanks!”

That means he was here ‘legally’....which is even worse!


21 posted on 08/07/2010 7:15:57 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: LA Woman3
In recent years, the shortage sent WISD officials to Monterrey, Mexico, to recruit bilingual teachers

Wait just a minute. If WISD had this big of a problem, then how about stopping the infection rather than merely slapping a band aid on it. WISD has student birth certificates and know which students are there illegally bringing down the quality of education and milking the tax payers. Why didn't they turn over their records to ICE and not have to go to Mexico for teachers? If nothing else, it would have saved them headlines and law suites.

22 posted on 08/07/2010 7:28:13 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: LA Woman3; AuntB
The school board voted in March to stop the practice of hiring internationally until officials can be assured the candidates undergo rigorous background checks.

American teachers must undergo rigorous background checks. Now that Waco has enough foreigners in classrooms, they're going to generously postpone hiring more foreigners without background checks.

23 posted on 08/07/2010 7:32:59 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: bgill
Why didn't they turn over their records to ICE and not have to go to Mexico for teachers? If nothing else, it would have saved them headlines and law suites.

That would make too much sense! The school board voted in March to stop the practice of hiring internationally and the Superintendent left the district last month.
24 posted on 08/07/2010 7:34:28 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

Just doing the jobs US citizens won’t do. Thanks, obamination. Even the kids are not off limits for your “amnesty”
progroms.


25 posted on 08/07/2010 7:58:37 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel

Release him and bring him over to Nugent’s ranch for a little target practice, that is, he holds the targets and Ted gets to use whatever he wished to use out of his arsenal.


26 posted on 08/07/2010 8:07:43 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: BykrBayb

Is there something saying he is an illegal?


27 posted on 08/07/2010 9:11:54 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: LA Woman3
Records reveal Waco police did not visit school to investigate abuse allegation for 2 months

Our system is failing us.

28 posted on 08/07/2010 9:13:32 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

There was. Per the request in post #14 the word “illegal” was removed from the title.


29 posted on 08/07/2010 9:16:45 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: LA Woman3
Waco school officials might form child abuse response teams or establish stricter protocols to guide their reactions in the wake of the apparent mishandling of an alleged molestation case, two school board members said Thursday.

Let me translate: "We screwed this one up horribly. So, the next time a 3rd grade girl sees a 3rd grade boy's uncovered ankle, we'll suspend him and put him on a sexual offenders list.

30 posted on 08/07/2010 9:26:31 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: LA Woman3

Thanks for the clarification.


31 posted on 08/07/2010 9:30:21 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Sure! Sorry for the error!


32 posted on 08/07/2010 9:34:56 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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