Skip to comments.Longtime Alabama schoolteacher molested at least 20 girls, he tells police
Posted on 01/06/2012 5:15:14 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
An Alabama schoolteacher was jailed on charges of sexually abusing a fourth-grade female student, and police said Thursday the man told them he molested more than 20 other girls over his 25-year career.
Alabaster police said Daniel Montague Acker Jr., 49, was charged with three counts of sexual abuse, and additional charges were possible.
"This is not a one-time event," said Deputy Chief Curtis Rigney. "This happened over a period of 25 years."
Acker taught fourth grade at three schools and drove buses in the Shelby County school system from 1985 until he retired in 2009. He was investigated on similar allegations in 1992, but grand jurors did not return an indictment, said Rigney.
A girl who is now 12 or 13 came forward within the last week claiming Acker molested her around 2009, when he was a teacher at Thompson Intermediate School, Rigney said. He wouldn't say what drove the girl to go to police.
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He molested twenty of them and they were children, not teenagers. That is just sick and ugly.
I’ll go down to the Hardware Store and get it. He deserves a new coil.
They really need to start allowing teachers to get married.
Another evil freak. According to article he was investigated in 1992. School kept him employed because GJ found him not guilty.
At least his previous accuser has been vindicated now.
OK. I’m putting on my flame-retardant suit.
Should we post a picture of the alleged predator and then vote (like adolescents) on whether or not he is “guilty?”
To me, it is just as sick and perverted when a female teacher preys upon and molests underage students who are male. Yet many here joke about it and give implicit high-fives that a young boy made it with an older woman.
It is no less a demented crime.
NO teacher and no adult who is entrusted to guide and instruct our children should be excused for this type of attack. When we tacitly approve a male student having relations with a female teacher, we are enabling this violation of trust between adults and children.
You are right.
We've long known that pedophiles are attracted to jobs where they have authority and influence over vulnerable kids. The Catholic Church and other organizations like the Scouts have had their feet held to the fire over this issue.
Maybe it's time we started looking into a little more critically into the motivations of people who want to teach. Tenure should not protect sexual predators.
There is a HUGE difference between a 20-something female teacher having sex with a 17 year old boy than anyone having sex with a 4th grader who would be about 9 or 10. I was once a 17 year old boy and had a couple of teachers that I would have loved to have sex with. They were forbidden fruit in that they had no interest in me, but had I been able to close the deal I would have in no way been harmed.
The way I look at it, many boys are interested, and if given the opportunity would jump at the chance. Some girls are as well, but that is less common. Sex between older teenagers and adults can be consensual and while wrong, doesn't rise to the level of crime that happened in this article.
If you can't see that there are different levels of wrong then to be consistent you must think that all forms of date rape are the same as the guy jumping out of the bushes, and all forms of torture are the same whether it's waterboarding or cutting of fingers with pruning shears.
Bottom line is what while generally correct, you are absolutely wrong that this is no less demented. Having sex with a 10 year old is not the same as having sex with a 17 year old under any circumstances.
Nah...no picture or vote necessary.
He's a guy, and guys are ALWAYS guilty.
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Way too sensible.
Once again....this guy was “protected” no matter how anyone looks at it the school system is not vetting their teachers. The guy was already suspect before so why did they hire him?
I don’t care if or not there are those falsely accused.....even a false accusation generally means someone was out of line enough to warrent a trial. As if their aren’t enough teachers without a trail record to choose from. They didn’t need to hire the perp in the first place.
You are right...anyone who has a kid in public schools needs to get them out...and or at the very least do their own investigation of the teachers over their children....most won’t.
You appear to have totally missed GPM’s point.
The point is the abuse of authority by the teacher, willingness on the part of the *victim* or not.
And the abhorrent double standard that is applied in this case and the case you mentioned.
In this case, every one is (rightly) about to string the guy up.
In the case of a female teacher, especially one who is *hot*, and an older boy, it’s wink, wink, nudge, nudge, lucky boy, all based on the teacher’s looks, instead of the fact that wrong is wrong and any teacher who abused their authority in such a manner is worse than dirt, no matter how good looking the teacher and how willing the boy.
ANYONE having sex with a 10 year old is totally and completely different than a 20-something hot female teacher having sex with a 17 year old boy.
In the case of a 10 year old, the teacher is absolutely abusing their authority. In the case of the 17 year old boy that may or may not be the case. If the teacher (or any other adult) coerced the 17 yo then it would definately be abusing their authority. If one of my hot teachers would have picked up on my hints back when I was 17 there would have been no abuse of authority whatsoever. It may have still been wrong and/or illegal, but it would not have beeen anything near the violation that sex with a 10 year old would be.
The reason it matters to most people who comment on the naughty teacher threads is that if the 17 year old boy is sleeping with a fat old ugly hag, that in itself is embarassing. Doing so the day after he graduates from high school changes nothing. The particular hot teacher I'm thinking of never had any "authority" over me than any other adult in my life. By your logic, no cop or judge should ever be allowed to have sex since they could be percieved as having authority over someone.
I agreed it could be wrong, but I refuse to agree that it's the same as having sex with a 10 year old.
I’ve been waiting to hear a story about a hetero molester. :(
I’ve got the same three words that I’d use for the homoped football coach from Penn State, or any other sick perv that hurts a child:
Shoot the f*cker.
Right in his b*lls so he’ll never be able to get it up again.
I would have the penis removed not the testes. That way he’d still want to have sex but be unable to.
Any scumbag that hurts a kid deserves a serious amount of pain.
There are predators in the world that go after those that they perceive to be weaker; the elderly, the young, anyone that poses no immediate risk of retaliatory harm to them.
In a better world, these types of assh*les, when found guilty, would be removed from society so as not to pose a danger to anyone ever again.
Unfortunately, we live in a society that has been ruined by bleeding heart liberal emotionalism - and because of that, these creatures get released to hurt other innocents over and over again. They’re just “ill”...they have “problems”...they never had a pony growing up.
Please...spare me...it makes you want to puke.
To my mind, some Old West justice needs to be administered to people like this. Preferably by the fathers of these molested children.
FRiends, there are no limits to the tortures that shoud be brought down on diddlers.
All the cops in the world wouldn’t be able to stop me from getting to someone that ever hurt my kid(s).
Might not be right away, but there’d be a day we’d meet up. At a time of my choosing.
“Medieval” is too gentle a description, believe me.
If only teachers were allowed to marry, these tragedies could be avoided.
Bears gots to eat too...
Wrong. The only difference is that it is harder to avoid the crime if both waant to participate (17 yo and 22 ye student and teacher). It is still wrong morally. It is still wrong legally. It is still wrong according to the teacher’s employment contract. It does not matter how willing the partners are. What part of that don’t you understand?
“...Bears gots to eat too...”
So do hogs. And they don’t leave too much behind.
Great point! And there’s lots of wild hogs these days.
But that’s like saying there is no difference between an severe assault by an armed robber, which leaves the victim with lasting physical and psychological injuries, and a pickpocket taking someone’s wallet.
Both are crimes, and BMSkipper would not dispute that. But they are crimes of a different type and degree. They have little in common, except that both are theft.
Not a good analogy. Neither your wallet, nor your pocket, are at risk of suffering long term psychological damage like a statutory rape victim might. And disregarding the human damage, what about the long term damage the teacher (rapist) does to his employer (school)? A pickpocket does not equate at all.
Thinking of an actual example: Monica Lewinsky was schtupping her drama teacher under the stage at her high school. Many of her school mates knew about it. We al know what course Monica’s life has taken. What about her classmates who may have made wrong choices as a result of her example? Even her teacher didn’t make great choices after he left the school.
There are many, many ramifications that emanate from a wrong choice that probably looked like fun at the time. The teacher is supposed to know better, even when the student doesn’t.
The most probable pedophiles in order are:
Priests are way down on the list.
So if a father is a teacher of mid-high history, coaches the girls basketball team and is a youth minister at his church on weekends/Sundays watch out! He would be much more prone to pedophilia that any priest.
And his background indicates the following:
Acker’s father, Dan M. Acker, is a longtime commissioner in Shelby County, just south of Birmingham, but Rigney said there was no indication his father’s position helped the teacher avoid charges earlier.
Shelby County schools spokeswoman Cindy Warner said Acker was placed on leave while child abuse allegations were investigated in October 1992, and the county school board voted against firing him in February 1993 after grand jurors did not indict him. She said Acker was reinstated as a fourth-grade teacher at Creek View Elementary, where he worked before moving to Thompson Intermediate.
Well...no matter where they come from, they share remarkable similarities in their personalities and behaviors.
Of course most teachers, parents, coaches,and volunteers are not abusive.
But what about that small group of teachers who want to be “cool”. They want to befriend the students rather than present themselves as an authority figure.
Or the volunteer of “x” outreach group - who just loves sleepovers - what isn’t to like about a sleepover right?
And as we can now compare the thoughts and words of Michael Jackson and Jerry Sandusky...we see personalities that like to see the world as “us vs them” where the “us” group is composed of the child/adult plus the children vs. all the other adults. They will complain the poor kids have not received love and affection from their parents, and so they had to step in and fill that role.
It would be beneficial for everyone to stop trying to point fingers are certain groups - and instead, start teaching the public about certain behaviors.
I can't fathom the thought process of a person who refuses to understand that. Apparently, shoplifting a pack of gum is the same as Bernie Madoff; punching someone in the face it the same as shooting them; and consensual sex with a 17 year old is the same as raping a toddler.
In my world, the 18 year old boy who has sex with my 16 year old daughter should be handled a bit differently than the same boy having sex with my 8 year old neighbor, but hey, maybe that's just me.