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Thursday, April 10, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Stokes teacher charged with indecent liberties with a student

(The Stokes News) - The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged South Stokes High School agriscience teacher John Calvin Brasfield with one count of felony taking indecent liberties with a student today.

According to a release from Capt. Craig Carico, the incident involving Brasfield, 54, of 201 Goff Road, King, and a juvenile student allegedly occurred in March. He said the alleged incident occurred at South Stokes High School and was reported by the parents of the victim on Saturday.

2 Comments:

Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

Wow! Does the statute really say "student?" We really have become a fascist country, haven't we? We will probably find out that the "student" was 17 or 18 and that everything was consensual.

Bad judgment? Definitely. A felony? Give me a break.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:30:00 PM  
Blogger kelly said...

John Brasfield has not and will not be proven guilty. Who knows why this arrogant little brat made this entire story up. Hopefully the girl will come clean Wednesday (the set court date), when she sees that she is not only ruining a wonderful man's reputation in a small community, but also his families.

Saturday, April 12, 2008 9:39:00 PM  

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