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Riding teacher charged with sexual abuse

The Local · 14 Oct 2012, 09:28

Published: 14 Oct 2012 09:28 GMT+02:00

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The 56-year-old instructor, Frank E., is accused of committing the abuse over the course of more than 15 years, the daily newspaper Berliner Morgenpost reported. To date, five girls and one boy have been identified as victims of the instructor.

The accused instructor is from Reckahn, southwest of Potdam, and runs a horse and carriage riding farm in the area, the paper said.

The most recent abuse reportedly took place a few months ago, and at the end of June the father of one of the alleged victims filed a complaint against the instructor, setting off an investigation into the case, the paper reported.

When police searched the home and farm of the accused instructor, they reportedly found substantial proof of the abuse, as well as clues to other cases. The alleged victims were between the ages of 9 and 15, and prosecutors are charging the man with at least one case of severe sexual abuse, according to the Morgenpost.

On July 10, a judge ordered that the man be held pending trial, and he will remain in detention until his trial begins at the district court in Potsdam, the paper reported. A trial date has not yet been set.

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12:42 October 14, 2012 by blackboot11
"from Brandenburg, eastern Germany,..."

Why do you always have to make a point of 'eastern Germany' and 'western Germany' in your articles? Didn't we just celebrate that we live in a reunited Germany .

In this case as with most I think that everyone knows where Brandenburg is on the map, so the 'east' and 'west' comments are redundant and demeaning.

its also interesting that you do not say southern Germany when referring to something that happened in München.... POINT !
14:07 October 14, 2012 by bwjijsdtd
Blackboot11 ... I guess one reason is more crime comes out of "East" Germany than "West" Germany ... the old mind-set of force still exist. I also think that alot of it is the fact there is no real teeth in German Penal Law ... But then there are those who will find fault with everythiing, no matter what the article ... I wish you a good day sir ...
17:33 October 14, 2012 by Supermog
If found guilty, will he be gelded so he behaves himself in the company of females?
18:52 October 14, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Good point blackboot11. And they wonder why there is not more integration in Germany. Even Germans are finding it difficult to integrate with Germans. The media always puts everybody in a category. Where do you come from? What do you work at? Nearly the first questions a German will ask you when meeting you for the first time. Those kind of questions are deal breakers from where I come from.
19:51 October 14, 2012 by joysonabraham
riding teacher :)

may be he took his designation literally to the heart
20:10 October 14, 2012 by raandy
A riding teacher from Brandenburg ,would have been sufficient.

My 9 year old daughter wanted to go there for riding lessons but the times for the lessons conflicted with other activities.

These pedophiles need to be incarcerated for longer periods of time , a mandatory life in prison for pedophiles,child killers and rapist would be better than the normal treatment of psychotherapy which does not have a high rate of success in inducing pedophiles to change their behavior.
20:28 October 14, 2012 by gorongoza
I am not gonna comment on the subject-child sexual abuse. Such issues (including child murders) it appears, has become so commonplace in Europe to the extent that the soicieties on the continent view them as normal.Somebody is yet to explain to me why I see so much out-pouring of sympathy for the victims by the communities after the crime when in most cases tha same communities could have obviously prevented the crimes.

Rather I would comment on the issue evoked by blackboot11. You are not supposed to comment the way you did. By so doing you are exposing the hypocrisy in this country:that Germans, irregardless of their location - East, West, North or South-.are an intergrated society. Its only the Auslander who can not intergrate. A-a.a-a-n-n-d-d-d for your own information the responsible authorities use this slogan to try bring the splintered Germans together - they have a point of common interest that they can all agree on as one nation.
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