How More School Teachers are Being Arrested for Sexual Misconduct
With former Pennsylvania State University Football Coach Jerry Sandusky all over the media for sexual misconduct and sexually assaulting minor boys, the audience and the law are paying much closer attention to school officials’ contact with students. There has been a very significant rise in arrests and accusations of school teachers and officials engaging in sexual misconduct with Palm Beach County students. Is it the media that’s helping these crimes to surface?
Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault by School Officials
News reports are pouring out by the minute from the State College, Pennsylvania area. Former PSU Football Coach Jerry Sandusky’s name has been plastered all over every media outlet for one of the biggest scandals a university has faced in years. Sandusky is facing several counts of sexual assault against a minor for eight different boys he is accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with.
Sandusky may be the big name in the papers but even locally, several school officials are under investigation for allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct with students. Miami-Dade police are asking for help locating a West Kendall charter school teacher accused of engaging in illegal sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Paul Michael Mira, 29, was a physical education teacher and athletic director at the Archimedean Middle Conservatory and Archimedean Upper Conservatory. He is being accused of using his position as a physical education teacher to engage in unlawful sexual conduct with the young girl in various locations around the county from October through Nov. 3, according to the Post.
The school has suspended Mira with pay until the conclusion of the investigation, said George Kafkoulis, president of the Archimedean Academy.
It is almost as if the media’s focus on Sandusky’s case is shedding light on similar cases in other schools. Being accused of sexual assault on a minor can cost you your freedom for the rest of your life. If you have been accused of this crime, you need to contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. If convicted, you are a facing extremely serious consequences and you will need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you through the legal process.