It is a very sad fact that a large percentage of my google alerts are in regards to some sort of sex scandal, sexual abuse or crime perpetuated by someone in a position of power. Whether it be a teacher, a political figure, a law enforcement officer, a religious figure or a parent, the same horrific news lands in my inbox each day. While this topic needs the time and meditation for a much larger conversation, here is recent news that I came across, the following is an article from Jezebel:
It's been a bad week for sick child abuse "games" in California. First came news of the teacher who played the terrible "lollypop game" with a student, and now Mark Berndt, a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School in Florence-Firestone, California, has been arrested for playing the "tasting game," in which he got sexual pleasure from spoon-feeding his semen to his students.
Police are also trying to figure out why none of the victims' families ever reported anything unusual. The school says it never received any complaints, and the third grade teacher, who'd been at the school since 1979, had good relationships with parents and many of his former students.The parents of current students at the school are understandably shocked and trying to come to terms with how something like this could have happened right under everyone's noses.