8 episodes

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 ...

    E7: No More Secrets

    E7: No More Secrets

    There's a confrontation as a victim demands accountability from the institution he says failed them all. Meanwhile, the drama heads back to court, with more charges and fresh convictions. Survivors gather together with Peter Hamer to laugh, heal and shed the secrets they say are no longer theirs to keep. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 45 min
    E6: The Demon Inside

    E6: The Demon Inside

    When the court documents are finally unsealed, they reveal a disturbing portrait of a sex offender who began preying on students in the late 1960s. Authorities, including police, were aware of the teacher's encounters with teens. The fresh details draw sympathy and forgiveness from some survivors, while others hold him responsible for failing to keep his demons in check. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 42 min
    E5: Face the Music

    E5: Face the Music

    A predatory music teacher has his day in court, and victims are there to watch. When Peter Hamer tried to reveal his secret decades ago, authorities failed to act. Now they're listening. But after so much time has passed, will this man go to prison? Will survivors get the answers they've been seeking? Listener discretion is advised.

    • 38 min
    E3: The Dance of the Lemons

    E3: The Dance of the Lemons

    In 1986, Peter Hamer told a school administrator about his vulgar, abusive music teacher. Soon, the teacher was gone. Other adults had known what was going on, but it was a different time. This episode explores the institutional failure that allowed the abuse to continue. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 44 min
    E2: The Coach

    E2: The Coach

    The coach was successful, charismatic and powerful, and in 1968 he treated student Rob Ferron like he was special. Years later, Madeleine Glaus discovers her son had been groped by the same coach, and had also been preyed on by a music teacher. Both men worked at the same school at the same time. How else were they connected? Listener discretion is advised.

    • 40 min
    E1: The Gun

    E1: The Gun

    It's the summer of 1985. Peter Hamer is a typical, goofy teenager partying with his friends. They're drinking beer and coolers. Then he invites his music teacher to join them, with sinister intentions. Thirty-three years later, Hamer returns to his high school band room to explain what happened next. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

Sleeping 99 ,

Great podcast

This is why every adult needs to speak up when they suspect, see, know or hear something. As adults we are the protector of all children not just our own. Invest the time to listen to this - outstanding reporting, investing and conversation with all who were victims in the case

Jack_McCoy ,

Real journalism

Three pedophiles at the same school abused scores of kids, and it was covered up or ignored by a disinterested school administration, teachers and others in power. This show seeks justice for the victims. It is raw and brutal. Excellently narrated, great sound design, A+. It’s sad, but there’s hope here too. Listen to ALL the episodes.

mrgkay ,

Outstanding

Absolutely outstanding reporting. It’s not just a telling of a story. You’ve changed the lives of those who were affected. Bravo!

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