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Hill Elementary School Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse of a Child

by Andrea Swalec — February 6, 2015 at 9:05 am 2 Comments

Miner Elementary School (Photo via DCPS)(Updated at 6:10 p.m.) D.C. police have arrested a teacher at Miner Elementary School and charged him with misdemeanor sex abuse of a child.

Leroy Damein Ware, 33, was arrested Thursday, police announced late last night.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim is a student at the 601 15th St. NE school, or if the alleged crime occurred there. Miner serves students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

A misdemeanor sex abuse charge typically applies to touching, rather than a sex act, D.C. Code shows. It is punishable with as much as 180 days of jail time.

Principal Anne Evans sent parents a letter on Friday saying Ware had been put on leave and school counselors are available.

“Last week, when it was brought to the school’s attention that there were issues of inappropriate behavior, we took immediate and swift action sharing this information with MPD, who then began an investigation right away,” she wrote.

“Like you, I am deeply upset about these allegations,” she continued. “We are all shocked and concerned. Our attention remains focused on supporting our students.”

No lawyer for Ware is listed in online court records.

Police had this request: “Anyone who has information regarding similar offenses involving Mr. Ware should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the text tip line by text messaging 50411.”

Photo via DCPS

  • Veridicus

    While not proposing to pass judgment on the alleged behaviors in this news report, it should be noted that most of what is commonly believed about pedophilia is based on the presumption that all child/older person sexually expressed relationships are intrinsically pervasively harmful. But is this supposed harm intrinsic to the interaction, or does it instead result from the social hysteria that occurs when such a relationship is discovered? There are no legitimate data supporting intrinsic harmfulness, and no credible pathway or mechanism for such harm has been demonstrated. For further discussion, see http://www.shfri.net/mech/mech.cgi

    There are indeed some people who trick or force children into unwanted sexual interactions. But there are vast differences between consensual sexually expressed child/older person relationships and unilateral “child sexual abuse” by an older person. For a scientific journal discussion of these distinctions as they apply to boys, go to http://www.boyandro.info

    • HillDad

      Oh man but if you are not a troll you need help. Stay away from my kids.

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