Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"coach422002" - Bully & Blackmailer

Are all alleged rape victims telling the truth? No. Are all teenage girls who charge their PhysEd teacher with fondling them speaking the truth? We'll venture a guess no. How do we know who's truthful? Each of us has to go with our gut instinct based on known facts.

As we wrote yesterday, the teaching license of Brian Keith McGuire now lies in the hands of the Alabama Superintendent of Education after a special judge ruled that the State had not proved McGuire morally unfit to teach. Here are the reactions of three women who claim to have been sexually abused by this former coach.

Former Clements Student One:
"It appears that once again money has bought freedom. The State of Alabama has given Coach McGuire the pass he needs to continue harming innocent children. Sad."

Former Clements Student Two:
"I can only hope the State Superintendent will see that Coach McGuire is still capable of harming young ladies. He admitted he had a problem and that should echo in the heart of the Superintendent as he makes the final decision."

Alleged Rape Victim:
" I am disappointed in the Alabama Law Judge's recommendation that Keith McGuire be allowed to continue to teach. I do however find comfort in the fact that parents and our Alabama Educational System will at least be aware of what Mr. McGuire is capable of. With that being said I have taken a stand for what is right and in the end justice always prevails."

And what might our personal statement be concerning all this? It's four simple words: We don't like bullies. Or perhaps we should delete the word "bullies" and insert the word "blackmailers." The legal definition of blackmail usually refers to demands involving monetary gain, but according to common law "Neither extortion nor blackmail
require a threat of a criminal act, such as violence, merely a threat used to elicit actions, money, or property from the object of the extortion."

Below are two e-mails we received over a year ago from the account of "coach422002." The address line states that the account belongs to "Brian McGuire." The e-mails themselves state that they come from a cousin "Wade." Was Cousin Wade using Keith McGuire's e-mail account? Possibly. If he wasn't, we're sure Wade will now have some words for his cousin.

After receiving the e-mails, we sent copies to the State Superintendent's office. For the record, we have never met Brian Keith McGuire or any of his alleged victims, but we sincerely hope "coach422002" will be held accountable for his actions.

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