Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Former Oklahoma Teacher Sentenced to 10 Years for Molestation

Brian Drabek

Last week a former Oklahoma math and science middle school teacher, 42-year old Brian Drabek, was sentenced to 10 years for molesting a 12 year old student of his.

Drabek gifted the girl an iPad and invited her into his home, where he inappropriately touched her twice.  And in addition to that, he sent the child sexual texts and asked her to lie to her parents about what he subjected her to while in his home.

Brian Drabek, 42, had said during a pre-sentencing investigation that he was in love with the girl and she “fulfilled him” in a way an adult woman could not, the Tulsa World reports.

The former teacher pleaded no contest to five counts of lewd molestation, according to Fox 23. Drabek told the court that when the incidents occurred, he was suffering from depression and the girl provided emotional support.
Though Drabek cried on the stand and repeatedly apologized for his actions, prosecutor McAmis argued that the “only remorse” he had was “for himself.” The attorney read a victim impact statement written by the student’s mother, who wrote, "I thought [teachers] were there to teach, not destroy lives.” 
District Judge James Caputo sentenced Drabek to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.

Why would a 12 year old girl's parents ever allow her to visit her teacher's home unaccompanied by a parent?!  And if they just totally were unaware, period, that their kid was going to this man's house, that's an even bigger problem.


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