JailBETA was established in 2008, as a resource for parents, kids, and the general public alike to get more information about the teachers that have been accused of crimes of a sexual nature, usually involving students at the school they are (or were) employed at. The articles we post are not limited strictly to teacher-student sexual relationships however, we also report on teachers accused of possession of child porn, soliciting prostitution, et cetera.
So why do we do it? Well, if you’ve noticed, the amount of news stories that you’ll see about students being sexually abused by their teachers or people in a position of power in an educational setting has skyrocketed since the mid-2000’s or so. Possibly this is because it is just being reported more and the actual number of incidents has stayed relatively steady, but I do believe that the number of incidents has increased, whether slightly or exponentially. I am not sure of the reason behind this, but I do know that it is something that we cannot ignore, as a society.
Do you hate teachers? Of course not. Teachers are the cornerstone of any developed society, and they are as important as doctors, police officers, firefighters, and anybody else that serves a useful purpose in the world we live in. It is unfortunate that so many teachers that have allegedly had sexual relationships with their students, or have had some other sex-crime related incident, have given such a bad reputation to the much larger number of great teachers out there. I cannot control what these people do. Quite frankly, nobody hears about the good cop that goes out of his way to help a citizen, only the bad cop that beats a man to death. That is the same case here. Perhaps in the future we’ll dedicate a website, or even a section of this website to all the amazing educators out there.
But anybody can be accused of anything! That is correct. Many people have been accused of things they did not do. Some were eventually exonerated. Some were not. We are not an attorneys, nor are we judges, prosecutors, jury members, or any other person in a legal capacity to make claims of guilt or innocence. We simply report when somebody is accused of crimes, and generally we try to follow-up to find out if they were convicted or not, and will update the article accordingly. Nobody here is to be presumed guilty until they have been proven guilty, in a court of law.
That is the long and short of it. We are simply here to raise awareness about the bad apples (pun mostly intended) that give great educators a bad name. We would like nothing more than to see the true offenders and guilty punished to the greatest extent of the law, but that is not our motivation. We are simply bringing awareness of the seemingly rising number of incidents involving student-teacher sex crimes forward to the general public.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns or just want to say hi, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for visiting.
The Teacher Sex Offender Map shows a map of all articles of teachers accused of sexual misconduct