Monday, June 1, 2015

The victim who was molested in 2004 said she and her mother had reported the incident to school officials, but Pineda was allowed to continue teaching.

Former substitute teacher ordered to prison for molestation conviction

...Pineda, who taught math and other middle school subjects, repeatedly brushed his arm or hand across the victims’ buttocks, in one case squeezing them, according to charging documents.
In another case, he stuck his hand up a victim’s shorts and touched her buttock, charging documents said.
Members of Pineda’s family spoke at the sentencing hearing, saying he has a good character. His son, Jose Pineda Jr., said he believed his father could change.
But Assistant State’s Attorney Timothy Hagan said Pineda violated the trust students put in their teachers. He said Pineda had been reprimanded by administrators at two schools for inappropriate sexual conduct.
“He kept putting himself in that situation all day long. ... He betrayed that trust for his own sexual pleasure,” said Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Dugan Jr., who sentenced Pineda.
The victim who was molested in 2004 said she and her mother had reported the incident to school officials, but Pineda was allowed to continue teaching.
“I’m just happy that it’s all taken care of,” the victim, now an adult, said in an interview after the sentencing hearing. “It’s been 10 years. I’m just happy something was done.”

5 comments:

  1. I like to know who interviews these "prickly pears" and who performs background checks on them.

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  2. Pat O'Neill, current Board President, was on the Board the ENTIRE TIME this was going on. Talk about enablers. Is this really the person you want in charge of your children during the school day? Someone who encourages this behavior and allows it to continue in a public school system, busy creating ways for it to continue, with secret lists and moving offenders from school to school?

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    1. It sounds like a game of Subterfuge.

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    2. Your are telling me that Pat O'Neill is a child predator enabler? Give me a break..

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    3. OK - You get a break. You also get a gold star for figuring out the obvious. Yes, absolutely, Patricia O'Neill of Bethesda is a child predator enabler. She's been doing it for years. She is still doing it today by permitting MCPS staff to STAY in classrooms AFTER they are caught in a dark room with the door locked with a student on their lap. That's acceptable behavior under the Patricia O'Neill Board of Education.

      Time for you to catch up to reality.

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