Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WELL, WELL, WELL...!

Since I made the original post on this story I have learned the name of the perpetrator. Commenters are welcome to do their own investigation, however, the only thing JungleWatch is interested in is what appears to be a coverup attempt by the chancery and the possibility that it was due to the perpetrator's prominent membership in the Neocatechumenal Way. We all know what the archbishop would have done if the perpetrator was the responsibility of Fr. Paul or Msgr. James. 

When I first read the KUAM story, I thought it a bit odd that the Chancery's March 9, 2015 statement on this matter was only to KUAM instead of a general press release. I also noticed that the statement says the incident occurred in January.

Obviously, the Chancery had no intention of saying anything about this incident until KUAM cornered them last Friday, March 9, two months after the incident.

The Chancery can't say that it was an internal matter because the statement says that the matter was "reported to the police as required by law". 

That makes it a public matter. Yet NOTHING from the Chancery about this? Hmmmm. Why's that? 

As we have seen, Archbishop Apuron has no trouble going to the press, releasing damning statements against Fr. Paul Gofigan and Msgr. James Benavente. But nothing here. 

Could it be this:


The teacher is an active member of the NCW and a close friend of the woman you thought was "Diana." Her behavior was abominable!





By the way, Larry, WHERE IS WADESON? I'll be back.

73 comments:

  1. So, the school administration took proper and "immediate" action upon receiving the information....and how long did it take until the information reached the HILL? Way to go KUAM....

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  2. The "teacher was terminated". That's harsh. They should have just fired her

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    1. Even "firing" the individual is harsh. No one should be substituted as salvo or ammo in any circumstance. It still goes against moral order.

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    2. I love the word play in these comments

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  3. Interesting case study to watchdog groups.

    An active NCW member is worrying.

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  4. Truths you must never forget:
    "There is a final judgment for each soul."
    "Heaven and hell are real."
    "Satan does exist and wants to destroy all Truth."
    "You must stand firm on the Truth between good and evil."
    "Love defines good and leads to your salvation."
    "All sin - all compromise of Truth and abuse of authority - are inspired by self-interest."
    "Never respect man and his opinions above God.
    - Remember, God looks at what you obey, not who you obey."

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  5. If this were public school incident, you can bet superintendent Jon Fernandez would be all over the news immediately guaranteeing students safety and releasing name of offender. Chancery on the other hand conceals to protect ncw member. Claros does not even sign his name on document. Typical behaviour.

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    1. The chancery sensed that the incident would be exposed soon and figured it would be better if the information came from them instead of JungleWatch. The buffoons on the hill forgot that they sat on the information for nearly two months before they informed KUAM.
      Bumbling idiots!

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  6. Mary Lou Garcia-PeredaMarch 10, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Kudos to KUAM News for uncovering this story.

    In light of the fact that there was a two month delay on the part of the Archdiocese of Agana — via its SARC — in acknowledging this incident, I couldn't help wondering why:

    • Given AAA's treatment of Fr. Paul Gofigan, this female teacher was quietly terminated instead of facing a public "arduous and painful closure" to her career since her action(s) toward the male student likely brought about grave, lasting and proven harm to him; and

    • Given how the Guam Police Department releases information regarding complaints of sexual misconduct by males in the Guam Department of Education and other Government of Guam agencies, this complaint against the female teacher from a Catholic high school was not released to the public by GPD; and

    • Given AAA's proclivity to trash the reputations of certain individuals — in particular Fr. Paul Gofigan and Msgr. James Benavente — there was absolute silence by, and no press release from the Chancery about this female teacher's actions and her subsequent termination when it happened.

    Could it be, as stated by Anonymous (March 10, 2015 at 7:46 AM) in the post, it was because the female teacher is an active member of the NCW?

    I'm sure that Inquiring Minds want to know.

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  7. are you talking about Tim Jim Jones the cult leader ?

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  8. I confirmed that a police report was made. However, it's "interesting" that there was NOTHING in the news. As someone pointed out, if this had happened in a public school it would be front page. But this incident has gone mysteriously silent. Do we need to suspect the police department too of being neo-infiltrated? Hope not.

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    1. YES TIM I SEEN THEM HIGH RANKING OFFICERS OF THE GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT ATTENDING THE 10:00 MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL. DRIVE BY ON A SUNDAY MORNING AT 10 YOU'LL SEE THEIR AFFILIATES. I MEANHEY THEY ARE GPD AND JUST LIKE APURON TO THEM MONEY BUYS EVERYTHING. OH BOY TIM I LOVE WHAT YOU DO..... KEEP IT UP TIM...... HEY LARRY WHAT ABOUT YOUR WRITING CAREER?....... HEY APURON HAD ANY LITTLE BOYS LATELY....... HEY ADRIAN YOU LOOK LIKE AN ASS....... NCW PREPARE TO EAT SOME DUST......

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    2. Mary Lou Garcia-PeredaMarch 14, 2015 at 12:05 AM

      Anonymous (March 10, 2015 at 3:16 PM), are you certain that you have seen "… high ranking officers of the Guam Police Department attending the 10:00 Mass at the Cathedral"? The reason I ask is because there is no 10:00 AM Mass at the Cathedral-Basilica.

      Many are wondering why GPD was unusually silent about the complaint filed against the STA teacher 2 months ago, in light of how incidents like this make the news so quickly. I hope that it was not because AAA was able to "persuade" GPD to make the case "disappear" …

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  9. If a police report was made, it should have come to the attention of the different media outlets. Was the report not made available by GPD to the media as part of their daily routine? How did KUAM find out? If not for KUAM, and only KUAM, we would not know about this! Things are getting "curiouser and curiouser."

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  10. But Tim, this very same thing did happen a few months ago in a public school, and it was a male teacher who was an active member of the NCW (well-known in the ACB community), complete with a police report and reported in the news. Makes one wonder if this type of sexual predator behavior on minors is common in the NCW or if their "we are all sinners and God forgives us" attitude gives them an excuse or permission to act out their sinful ways. SadIy, I know that too much of this despicable behavior happens on Guam but it is in the way it is handled and covered up that is what really bothers me.

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  11. So the name has surfaced. Honestly, it makes me so sad I am not going to share it. I feel extremely sorry for her. Very sorry. Also, if others know who it is, please don't bother submitting the name as a comment. I won't print it. I think she's simply another casualty. A young person, looking for Jesus, sucked up into the Kiko kraze. Simply used.

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  12. st. thomas? isn't that one of the crown jewels for archbishop? oh wait...yes a crown jewel handed to him by monsignor james who did ALL the work to put the campus, facility, curriculum and development.

    its really too bad, that school has turned out some exceptional students and has a great faculty.
    one bad apple? maybe this teacher was confused about mixed signals and double standards.

    sad.

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  13. Thank you Tim. Unfortunately there is much more scandal . We must pray for this lady.

    Seating is very hard to understand. But when it Happens by someone employed in the the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agana becomes worrying to parents.

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  14. Needs to be announced by Archbishop Apuron published on web page so children can be be safe protected from abusers.

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  15. Actually I'm going to pin this one on "Father" O.J. I will tell you why soon.

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  16. Children must be protected. Larry is not trusted to protect our children from abuse in Guam's catholic Church.

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    1. fox watching the hen house? who trusts anybody up on the hill? all of them are compromised! sinister creatures.

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  17. Vatican informed.

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  18. Name of woman not important to us. Believe she is one of the many sick dysfunctional individuals being drawn into the sick cult of Pius. For we all know she could have been sharing her mental sickness at NCW meetings and the leaders affirming her sickness rather then assisting her with mental health care. Wadeson, this poor woman, who else?

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    1. I actually think the woman is very healthy and normal. That's why I'm pinning this on Fr. O.J. Back soon.

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  19. Oh I see Tim. She could be healthy normal but became abnormal mixing with confused
    Individuals. Sadly, this happens a lot. Like you said if any person hangs out with dogs
    You can get fleas. Obviously, no one wants that to happen but it is possible. Very
    Scary story.

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  20. I think this girl has found the way? The Wrong Way and again another cover up with AAA and NCW. It's not difficult to google St Thomas and See the change of personnel between the Sept 2014 and February 2015 employee listing. Just saying it's posted right there:) the media needs to get to the bottom of this.

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    1. Thanks for your suggestion on how to find out the former teacher's name. I looked at both faculty photos, the one for Sept. 2014 and the one for February 2015. They have a new history teacher now. Maybe the school delete the previous faculty photo. It's nice that Tim sees the former teacher as a victim too. But I am teacher and I would never exploit my students in any way. I don't feel sorry for her. She was obligated to put her students' best interests first.

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  21. Hmm, I see a bit of a developing pattern here. Could it be this type of "inappropriate behavior" be the proverbial ties that bind? Sure beginning to seem that "Way," pun intended.

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  22. This is what you call covering the asses. Her ass, the arch ass and the neo ass.

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    1. Anon @7:15pm, I agree 110% with you the covering of asses! It's very obvious since it happened since January.

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  23. I'm hoping and praying that the real reason is simply because there's a minor involved and st Thomas is a very small school and they were being sensitive to that ...

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    1. Anon@7:39, it don't matter if a minor was involved, the name of the minor can not published, the teacher is not a minor so her name should be published just like all the others who were arrested for sexual misconduct. If this was a public school teacher or other private schools not under the Archbishop control it will already be making headlines & pictures all over the media! It happened since January & only now a press release is out. Is Chief Bordallo a NCW or is he the brother of Jonathan Bordallo, finance council chosen by Archbishop for the Cathedral? Interesting!

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  24. Becky Terlaje TovesMarch 10, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    In the midst of all these comments, I just want to make it clear that the school administration took immediate and proper action to ensure the safety and welfare of its students. Our principal handled the situation lawfully, ethically, and quickly. I have a child attending STA, and I was concerned when she came home from school and shared with me what was happening. The kids were worried. The parents were worried. The administration was worried. They took appropriate action and terminated the teacher. It saddens me that the reputation of our beloved school has been tarnished by one bad apple. This teacher was a recent college graduate, so I don't know if there were some way to determine whether her past record, if any, would indicate what she would do later on. All I can say is that the St. Thomas Aquinas family, especially the student involved, have been hurt by the actions of this teacher, but the kids continue to shine despite this incident. Don't let the actions of a single person diminish the outstanding accomplishments of the school. And I ask for prayers for everyone involved.

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    1. Thank you for your comments, Becky. Praying that the students and their parents, administration, faculty and staff remain strong and faithful during this difficult time.

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  25. In these moments of disbelief, the right thing to do is to remain calm and collect. I am in disbelief because there were no arrests made as it is unlawful to send any kind of digital pictures on phone devices, knowingly and willfully, to a minor. Just because she is a woman does not excuse the behavior. And it's like we set the devil free because of non action by Rome. And so let this continually be a lesson for all...respect our children and don't mess with them like this kind of behavior.

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  26. This individual should not be concealed at all. The names ought to be released. The publics deserve full knowledge of this information.

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  27. Becky Toves, you just open the can of worms when you mentioned that "this teacher is a recent college graduate", I goggle St Thomas faculty picture and I already know who the teacher is? My daughter used to attend St. Thomas so I know all the teachers besides the new one! I am going to make sure that she doesn't teach at any of the DOE schools. There are too many things that is happening at St. Thomas that are not exposed cause $$$$$$ will be lost & financial assistance will not be possible to meet the Accreditation enrollment requirements! My daughter was a student there so I know it! Recommend that they remove the teacher's picture to prevent more exposure!

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    1. They have already removed the picture. A school can hire more than one new teacher. Stop spreading rumors without proper proof - we don't need anyone's life ruined bc of careless comments. We are not the archbishop.

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  28. We must pray for the minor. His entire life will be damaged by a woman walking NCW.

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  29. Ms. Toves, the accomplishments of the school will not be diminished; the reputation and psychological background of Neo teachers however should be carefully examined. After all, isn't that the reason they're in the Way, they all have some kind of issue and can't wait to tell the world about it? In this case she was really "sharing", sounds like, her body.

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  30. Sadly, the only reason why this is an issue is not so much because of the incident itself, however wrong that was, but because of the cover up by a neo (Larry) for a neo (the teacher), at the order of a neo (Apuron/Pius).

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  31. Tim, please publish this ASAP because we don't need any people being mistaken for anybody else:

    The picture of the offender is not on the st. thomas website. the picture has been removed. whoever is on that page is a legitimate faculty member and NOT THE OFFENDER.

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    1. The current page showing the 2015 faculty does not have the picture of the teacher who was removed. However the web page with the 2014 faculty does. The school needs to decide what it's going to do about that. As mentioned, I believe this young woman is a victim too, a victim of the cult which has already destroyed so many lives, the cult led by Pius and protected by Apuron. Let's direct our anger there.

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    2. The website was updated and says faculty as of 2/3/2915.

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    3. Yes Tim. The teacher is a victim of the way. She needs to file a case against the NCW and Apuron for the cause of her dysfunction.

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    4. Can really get carried away with my sin is better than your sin! Keep them to yourself in confession. Don't be bad examples to one another, my Neo friends. Look at results. not good.

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  32. So, according to Becky, the administrators of St. Thomas "took appropriate action and terminated the teacher." And, true to form, the Fools on the Hill, through their lackey, Dacon (oops, I mean Deacon) Larry talk as if they were responsible for firing the teacher because of their concern for "the safety of all children..."

    Question: This incident happened in the middle of January, 2015. Yet, we only hear about it now (the middle of March, 2015). Who was responsible for keeping it quiet? And WHY?

    To KUAM: Thank you for making this incident public! And, please continue to investigate who was responsible for the cover-up. Your reporter covering the police beat should be able to find the answers or, at least, find out that more questions need to be answered before this case can be closed.

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  33. does the archdiocese not have a standard protocol already established, that specifies what needs to be done when cases like this happen?

    if it doesn't have a protocol, why doesn't it have one? i thought it was serious about dealing with abuse cases.

    but if it does have a protocol, was it followed correctly? if it was followed correctly, does the protocol need to be corrected? if it wasn't, why not?

    it seems to me that it's in the public's interest to be informed about cases like this. i realize that's difficult to do while also respecting the privacy of the victim and the rights of the accused.

    but it also seems to me that the Church on guam still has not learned from the lessons of the sexual abuse crisis of the past twenty years. guam also needs to address its cultural tendency to "keep it in the family" when doing so can turn out to be harmful in the long term.

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  34. Disappointing. To somehow infer causality between the teacher's criminal actions and her subscription to the neo is pretty far reaching. That's no different than saying the sky is blue therefore everything that's blue must be the sky. C'mon folks, how many more criminals are serving time at DOC that are traditional Catholics. Does that mean we're all criminals?

    Let's keep the comments focused on what Tim suggests, namely why was this information not released to the public sooner? What kind of BS don't ask don't tell policy is in place at the chancery? If the reason for the attempted cover up was because the teacher's ties to the neo, what did they stand to gain from not disclosing the incident? There's no obvious return on the risk. It just doesn't add up. My best guess is that the chancery was hoping to quietly move her to another Catholic school or even some other position within the archdiocese. Say it ain't so, Larry! Best to quit while you can. You don't have nearly enough man power to play this cloak and dagger game.

    Or maybe you do know what you're doing and you held on to this information for just the right time to supply a diversion so we won't notice a bigger transgression taking place. Jungle watchdogs everywhere, be on alert!

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    1. Very good points Anon 12:08!

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    2. Sharon E. O'MallanMarch 11, 2015 at 8:43 AM

      I first heard of this story very late last night. So this morning I took the time to read the comments and you know, I think everyone sort of needs to take a step back and think.

      She was a young and new teacher who probably forgot that she is now a young adult. It happens all the time. She did something wrong and when discovered by the school, the school did the immediate right thing by terminating her. Good job for the school. So, hopefully from there, this young adult will learn her mistakes and grow from this error to be a better person. That is what is needed to happen. It has nothing to do with whether she belongs to the NCW or not. It was an error of judgment which needed correction. That's it.

      As to the Archdiocese response, in their defense, I don't think it had anything to do with her being an NCW or not, it's only because of our ongoing issues with their response to Father Paul that we are sensitive and are willing to pick at it.

      We need to fight right battles and not make mountains out of molehills because we lose sight of the real battle. Also, we shouldn't destroy all the potentially good that can come from this young adult teacher as she learns her life lessons. She has been properly disciplined and hopefully now understands what she did wrong. It is a new social media world and these young adults were the first generation in it. Please, let us hope all works out for her in her future and for the young student who was involved.

      There was also mention of a NCW DOE staffer who was in the media that was brought up on this blog. His story is a different story. That too has nothing to do with him being an NCW or not. A young girl remembers many years later while sitting in a class that she was alone with this DOE staffer and then suddently remembers that he brushed up against her. This could have been anyone of us. Think of it. How often do we find ourselves alone with a young child while in CCD, at the Church, at work, everywhere. This could be anyone of us being accused. This DOE staffer is fighting it and claiming innocence. Pray for the truth and let's not condemn him or belittle the young girl. Pray for the truth!

      It's a different world. Our CCD program has training at the beginning of the year to remind us and teach us about proper protocol. Even then, we still find ourselves innocently hugging our students, taking pictures with them, walking them by ourselves to a class.... wow, we just did everything wrong and could easily be targeted as harmful people. We really just need to always remember to keep ourselves safe.

      All of us need to please focus on the real battle which we are fighting and not let our horrible "annonymous" blogging get out of control.

      Respectfully,
      Sharon E. O'Mallan

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    3. As I've already stated, I am opposed to dragging the young woman through the mud on this which is why I will not release her name. However, whereas the school acted appropriately, the archdiocese did not. It doesn't matter their reasons.

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    4. Let me continue. The teacher in question was not a silent member of the NCW. On more than one occasion she was rather prominent in her defense of the NCW in the PDN (in the comments). In fact, she was one of the few to honestly answer the questions I have consistently posed about the neo's illicit manner of distributing holy communion. She replied that how I described it was in fact how it was done. Her defense was that Rome knows about it. She did not say that Rome had permitted it, which makes her more honest than the archbishop. In addition to her fervent defense of the NCW she is also a very smart and certainly a physically attractive. You might say she was a bright star in the neo lineup.

      Thus we can see how the scandal created an emergency for the Pius/Apuron regime. Given the public backlash for how Apuron had treated Fr. Paul and Msgr. James, the growing outrage over the misuse of the Appeal, and the renewed Mass-breaking push for more "Invitations to Joy", there was no way that the Pius/Apuron regime would let this go public...and apparently it didn't even make the police blotter (feel free to prove otherwise).

      It would also be interesting to further investigate the timing of the incident. Claros reports that it happened in January. The Vatican delegation was here Jan 4 to Jan 11. Did it happen during that time? If it did, all the more reason to bury it and bury it fast.

      The bottom line is that Gennarini and Pius run things in the diocese. Apuron seeks their direction at every turn when he is already not being told what to do. We don't have to guess at motivations. We know that EVERYTHING this chancery does is to protect and advance the Neocatechumenal Way. More to come on this.

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    5. Great Sharon... it's about time this blog had a sensible person. Thanks Sharon...

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    6. one of the things that disturbs me the most about this story (although i'm not surprised about it) is the selectivity and inconsistency of how matters are "handled" on the island.

      what's different about this incident versus other similar incidents? why does the archdiocese act one way for one matter, but another way for another matter?

      i can accept the explanation that since no arrest or booking has been made (as far as i know), the police department was not obligated to publicize it. but is that all? did the police handle this properly in the interest of public safety, or was special treatment at play here?

      so what's the archdiocese's reason? either they inadvertently didn't do things right, or they deliberately didn't do things right.

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  35. Good point 1208 a.m.

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  36. Tim is right the female not important to us that's another issue. The only concern to us is how the Archdiocse did not act correctly. Tim rightly looks at the issue in the story to see what is important. This is really good journalism which Junglewatch is known for. Issue of the archdiocese acting correctly is concern. Also we need to compare this case with the Wadeson case and see how both examples Archdiocse fails to act correctly. Larry just useless expense to us. is he paid by appeal money. Who knows.

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  37. Tim, please clarify if this "story" is true... I mean shouldn't she it be placed as a crime and punishable by law?

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  38. Sharon, you defended the "young and new" teacher, you defended the NCW DOE Staffer, you even defended the Archdiocese's response but you seemed to have left out the defense of the student (victim) in all this. Is that what you mean by taking a step back and thinking? I'm sorry, but this has everything to do with her being in the NCW as well as all the other public issues and responses that goes along with the decision she made that got her in this mess. I hear it all the time; Being in The Way is a way of life, a walk, a journey, a what have you with a personal relationship with God and deep fellowship with members of the community. If she is a bright star in the Neo Lineup, then yes, what she has done has everything with her being a NEO because so far, all the ones I know are hypocrites and liars yet they are the first to tell me all about my faults! And please don't tell me that one bad apple doesn't ruin the barrel. A bad apple is a bad apple. The real question is how did that bad apple get in the barrel in the first place and are there other bad apples?
    And for the record, I am not the one who "shouldn't destroy all the potentially good that can come from this young adult teacher as she learns her life lessons." She's destroying it fine on her own. She should have learned a long time ago that every decision she makes, every action she takes has consequences. Welcome to the real life, lady!

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    1. Thank you Anon at 10:48 AM for bringing back the discussion to the important issue, and that is we should be concerned about the victim and the students at STA who are affected by the inappropriate and criminal acts of the teacher. The STA administration handled the situation commendably while the Chancery sat on the information for a couple of months. And what more does GPD need to make an arrest? SMH

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  39. A very similar incident occurred in my area a few years ago (student a few years older). It was also at a Catholic High School. The principle was told of the incident on a Saturday night and by the following Tuesday it had made the news as a police issue. It took about two months of police investigation, before the paper reported the teacher was being charged with disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and telecommunications harassment and that the teacher had been fired. A few months later the female teacher (doubtfully Neo and perhaps not even Catholic) pled guilty and received a sentence of 180 days in jail and $100 fine.

    Criminality of the issue varies since sexting is rather new. Some areas give a stronger sentence and in some areas it is not a crime. As a relatively new teacher in a Catholic school she should have been aware of that what she was doing was wrong. There is so much more attention given to youth protection now, after so many dioceses have been sued for former sexual abuse. Because of the publicity of the abuse of children, there is so much more attention given to abuse when working on a degree in education today also.

    As an outsider, the strangest thing to me is that it took so long for the media to pick up on this story. It seems like there was some kind of cover-up occurring.

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  40. Anon 0:33 AM, glad to see the Neo's are still frequenting this blog. A sensible person would wonder why the Chancery sat on this for two months! A sensible person would hope that the SARC would have commented on this sooner, than wait to be exposed by local media. A sensible person would surmise that a pedophile can be a woman or a man. A sensible person would insure that a person with two credible allegations be at least "scrutinized" so that they do not become a liability to our Diocese. Actually there are quite a few sensible people who frequent this blog and your not one of them! Finally, it is Lent so I gave up calling your kind stupid. However, that was a pretty asinine comment that you made.

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  41. I'm sorry NCW or not, teachers are given an area of trust over our children and this person betrayed that trust. To say that, ohh sorry she just made a mistake doesn't cut it. She violated a trust that was given her by the parents of the students at Aquinas, she should not be allowed to teach..Hence the need to know the name, so we won't send our kids to a school where she teaches at since no charges were filed. If this were a male teacher in the public school, the book would have been thrown at him and his name dragged through the media...

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  42. What a cover up Archbishop! Now the teachers picture and entire link in September 2014 has been removed from St. Thomas Website! it's too late we already know the accused! Why are you covering this up? Who's side are you on??? It seems like the Teachers side to me? WTF is wrong with these guys on the hill Tim!? We need a change of leadership. I want to pull my kids out of Catholic School becuse of this. KUAM get to the bottom of this and GPD and AG get this teacher indicted if the evidence is there. Do your jobs and follow the law!!!!!!

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  43. Come on KUAM, PNC and PDN do some investigative reporting for once and get to the bottom of this. Don't let these leaders get away with covering up and minimizing the incident. A minor student was a victim here. What if it was your kid? Please look into this incident and where it is at now? Find out the Status?

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  44. Mary Lou Garcia-PeredaMarch 15, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    I have been informed that the Chancery was “not obliged” to inform the public about the incident involving the actions of the female teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. The Chancery received information about the incident but they were under “no obligation” to inform the public — or so I’ve been told. There may have been “no obligation” to inform the public, but then again it seems to be consistent with the Chancery’s attitude that they are under “no obligation” to be transparent about anything whatsoever.

    I was also told that it was the job of the Guam Police Department to disclose the information to the media. After watching the Saturday edition of KUAM News, which included a discussion of and the public’s reaction to the story of the STAHS teacher, I can’t help wondering: Since the complaint was filed with GPD back in January when the incident first occurred, why was there no mention of the case to the media back then?

    I recalled that both the KUAM and PNC reports that were aired on Monday 9 March and Tuesday 10 March, respectively, featured a statement by GPD Spokesman A.J. Balajadia that the "investigation is ongoing."

    In the KUAM report, Balajadia confirmed that the STAHS Principal had filed a complaint about the teacher's actions on 14 January at the Hagatna Precinct and that no arrests had been made since the "investigation is ongoing." His “investigation is ongoing” statement was repeated in the PNC report the following day.

    These news reports raise the questions:

    • Has the investigation has been "ongoing" since the initial complaint was filed on 14 January? OR

    • Was the investigation tabled/placed on the back burner only to resume after the 9 March KUAM report? ALSO …

    • Does it really take 2 months to conduct an investigation in order to determine whether the 25-year-old teacher’s texting of “inappropriate photos/images” of herself to a 14-year-old student could be considered sexual misconduct on the part of the teacher? AND

    • How do we know that this same individual is not working at another school (public or private)? FINALLY …

    Has GPD been complicit in covering up this incident at the “request” from the Chancery because of the female’s membership in the NeoCatechumenal Way?

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    1. Hmmm...Jonathan Bordallo (NCW shill) and Fred Bordallo are cousins thus increasing the likelihood that GPD is complicit in covering up this incident.

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    2. "Has GPD been complicit in covering up this incident at the “request” from the Chancery because of the female’s membership in the NeoCatechumenal Way?" This is exactly what I have been wondering. Usually an incident like this would have been on the police blotter (a daily record of events) that the media keeps an eye on. In my area police would file a report, then the incident would be turned over to Child Protective Services to investigate, CPS would come back to the police with their findings, and from there it would be up to the district attorney to file charges, so two months could be possible.

      On Guam it might be difficult, but right now there is nothing stopping this young teacher from teaching at another school. Her last employer may not recommend her but since she is young she could skip putting it on her resume.

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  45. The Chancery is not obligated to tell the public about the incident, neither is the Guam Police, obligated to tell the public. GPD does have to provide information on the official police blotter, which is then sent out to ALL news agencies. It is the responsibility of the news agency and it's reporters, to ask questions about specific incidences reported on the blotter. Police blotters are provided out to the news agencies. IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY to ask about the entry and decide to report it out to the general public. If a news agency does not "pickup" on a report on the blotter, GPD will not offer the information. Albeit, if information pertaining to a crime (and I cite any ongoing FELONY case ie, homicide and the like) where information needs to be held back from being published, due to the possibility of jeopardizing the case, GPD will state the proverbial "no comment"....

    I can tell you this, if a case is "still ongoing", it is. If there is a possible suspect, GPD investigators will do their best in either clearing the person or finding more evidence against the person, that will lead to an eventual arrest. Remember.....our Criminal Justice system still deems a person "innocent" until proven Guilty, and that finding, will only be done in a court of law, not in the public arena of speculation. As far as the case being placed on the "back burner", I can tell you that depending on the severity of the case, this criteria will decide where a case is placed on the priority listing, thus if it takes two months.....it may well be for that reason. There is a saying within the Criminal Justice system, The Wheels of Justice Churns Slowly......Some may not like the speed but it is a constant and will be dealt with eventually.

    Now, to the accusation of covering up, GPD, like all other government of Guam agencies, are held accountable for their actions or lack thereof. If a person has proof to this inaction, I suggest they contact the Office of the Attorney General and lodge a complaint. They have a more than capable AG in Elizabeth Barrett Anderson.

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    1. There is a reason the news agencies did not "pickup" on the police blotter. I went down and looked at the blotter myself. That's all I'm going to say for now...but only for now.

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