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Teacher reportedly made child porn with pupils

The Local · 2 May 2010, 13:08

Published: 02 May 2010 13:08 GMT+02:00

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The article in Sunday's Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung said the teacher, referred to only by the initial H., coerced students during school excursions to pose naked for the camera.

A lover and former student of the teacher allegedly assisted during the filming, helping in particular when it came to inexperienced children.

After H. retired, this former student lived with and cared for him until the teacher's death in 2006.

The victims of the sexual abuse are worried that the pornographic images could become public, the newspaper wrote.

One of the victims has pressed criminal charges although the statute of limitations for the case has expired. The teacher taught at the elite school in southern Hesse from 1966 to 1989.

The first accusations against the teacher surfaced as far back as 1968 when a 13-year-old student gathered ten other children who had also been abused. The group then went to the director and complained.

However, nothing was done about the music teacher. Instead, the student who had assembled the group was expelled.

The Odenwaldschule was established in 1910 with a holistic ethos of raising a child according to its own individual desires, rather than through discipline and drill.

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The 225 pupils currently attending (200 as boarders) live in so-called 'families,' with their class teacher as a kind of 'family head' who lives in an adjacent room. A boarder's place at the school currently costs €2,220 a month.

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14:40 May 2, 2010 by michael4096
However, nothing was done about the music teacher. Instead, the student who had assembled the group was expelled.
This is even more odious than the abuse. Not only does it encourage the perpetrators but also encourages wannabe sickos to take the big step and begin destroying peoples lives.

And, I hope the pupil concerned was able to work out that he(she) wasn't at fault.
18:14 May 2, 2010 by wmm208
Let me guess. The teacher was wearing a pleather suit with a ball in his mouth. and was asked to be beaten. Typisch..
12:06 May 3, 2010 by freechoice
Germany should lift the ban on home schooling....you will never know if your kids are safe in schools nowadays with all the killings..etc..

Once scarred, it stays with you forever!!
23:12 May 3, 2010 by kent
wow how messed up is that? student helped his teacher to rape other students wow!
00:55 May 5, 2010 by Prufrock2010
It's time to abolish any statute of limitations for this kind of crime. The teacher may be dead, but his accomplice doesn't seem to be, and should be prosecuted.
07:37 May 5, 2010 by wmm208
Great, then we can charge Prufrock2010 for crimes when he touched underage boys ten years ago.
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