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This investigative series unravels a complicated web of five decades of historical sexual abuse involving dozens of teens–preyed upon by three teachers. Warnings were ignored, abuse continued, and the ...

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This investigative series unravels a complicated web of five decades of historical sexual abuse involving dozens of teens–preyed upon by three teachers. Warnings were ignored, abuse continued, and the ...

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4.6 out of 5
407 Ratings

407 Ratings

Momto1ofeach ,

Don’t Wish for the Good Old Days

Bringing an important subject put into the light. Whenever you have a people who are in a position of authority over someone weaker due to age and/or position, this crap has happened and been covered up by superiors, wives, organizations and schools. It blows my mind that so many people that considered themselves good people brushed this under the rug, allowing more and more children to be abused.

I had several dodgy teachers over the years. My male grade 7 teacher liked to hang out with and go running outside of school with the pretty, sporty girls in our class. Even at the time I thought it was weird that a grown man would want to hang out with a bunch of 12-year-olds. At my first high school, there was a gym teacher who was having a long-running sexual relationship with one of his female students. At my next high school, the foods teacher was doing the same with one with of her students.

My husband’s family had friends whose 16-year-old painfully shy, and beautiful daughter was seduced and ended up marrying a teacher that was 30 years her senior. She was his third wife and the second student he married. They divorced a decade later and I believe he moved on to one more before he was allowed to retire early.

Kudos to all these brave men talking about this difficult subject and the affect it had had on them and their lives.
My heart breaks: for what was, and for what might have been.

Peter Hamer ,

Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who listened to this podcast. As one of the teenage victims of Bob Clarke, I believe this is a story that had to be told. Julie Ireton did an outstanding job, her caring and compassion toward all of us was genuine and heartfelt. I know the investigation had a significant impact on her and I can think of no one who could have done a better job. From the beginning of this journey with her I’ve told her she’s our hero for allowing the story to be told in such a careful and honest way.

lara369 ,

Great podcast

This is an important podcast and really well done (although hard to listen to the subject matter). Why can’t the school board be charged for ignoring these crimes? The police? Mental heath hospital who also knew. I left this podcast feeling rage at the school board especially.

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