Sunday, February 16, 2014

Rochester mayor: Parents have a right to know more about teachers who backed a pedophile

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Dozens of residents are demanding to know more about 22 teachers who wrote a Rochester court in support of a colleague who was convicted of molesting a local elementary student.

Teacher Matt LoMaglio, 37, was convicted of molesting an 8-year-old boy at School 19 in 2006 and was sentenced in January to four years in prison, despite 22 letters of support from teachers and other school employees who worked with the pedophile.

EAGnews requested copies of the letters, but court officials refused to release the documents because they were part of the pre-sentencing phase of the trial, as if that should matter.

A petition demanding the release of the teachers’ letters is circulating online, and it gained a very prominent backer over the weekend. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren signed on because she believes citizens deserve to decide if they want their children in a school with teachers who support child molesters  (more...)

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