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Friday, December 30, 2005

Brace yourself. Here comes the real sex scandal...


We may be about to see a real sex scandal unfold with the news that Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ed Barber has been arrested for sexual battery of a minor. If you remember about a year ago, Barber was the Crenshaw Elementary teacher who was suspended when parents alleged that they walked in on Barber and some kindergarten students in the school's gym and some of the children were massaging his shoulders. At the time it was really a "What do we make of this?" kind of story. You could see it from either side. I imagine I would have had the same horrified reaction as a parent, but I also know how affectionate the little ones can be with their teachers and how easily an innocent gesture could be misconstrued.

Police have made sure to say that this case Barber has been arrested for has nothing at all to do with any student at Crenshaw. But that old story is floating out there now like a cloud over these new charges. Might this be another case of an innocent gesture being misconstrued? How unlucky could one guy be?


At Mon Jan 02, 11:59:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janet, over on my blog, there's a new post about the GOP response to the Barber situation.

-- Conaway

At Tue Jan 03, 04:30:00 PM EST, Blogger Janet Giampietro said...

i saw that yesterday, conaway. amazing. has that been in the paper yet? i was out of town over the weekend.

At Tue Jan 03, 05:20:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope. No media folks have picked it up yet, though I do email them things like this from time to time.

-- Conaway


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