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PTA President Accused of Making Child Pornography ... at Elementary School!

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PTA President Accused of Making Child Pornography ... at Elementary School!

by Jeanne Sager

elementary schoolA community is in turmoil after the former PTA president at the local elementary school was arrested. Cops say 37-year-old David M. Navarro (not to be confused with rocker Dave Navarro) recorded the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl on school property. Then he posted it on the Internet! Technically that means child pornography was being made at an elementary school!

How could such a thing happen? How could a guy who'd do that not only get into a school, but rise to the president of the Belfair Elementary School PTA? Surely heads should roll.

Well, maybe not.

The school's superintendent says they did a "state patrol background check" on Navarro when he became an elementary school volunteer back in 2011. It missed a 2009 charge for "lewd and lascivious acts with a child" as well as "indecent exposure." But that charge was dropped ... Navarro was never prosecuted.

Unfortunately, this is the shortcoming of background checks. Typically they only uncover things that have been prosecuted. If someone skates or -- almost worse -- flies under the radar for years, a background check does diddly squat. It can't really determine the potential for someone to do something bad, only if they have been prosecuted in the past for doing something wrong.

What we're left with is an imperfect system that puts people like David M. Navarro in a school. It puts a guy who police say shot at least six videos of this poor little girl, including one of her performing oral sex on school grounds, in a school.

The only good news in all of this is that authorities here in the states were tipped off by police overseas who noted a GPS stamp on one of the videos found online (because, of course, child pornography spreads like a virus) that directed them to the Bellfair school. They were able to nail their suspect.

Navarro is accused of uploading some 14 inappropriate photos to the site in addition to the video. He's facing federal child pornography charges. If he's guilty, he will go away for a good long time -- and that should show up on ANY background check.

Do you have faith in background checks? Do you see any way to improve them?

by on Aug. 30, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Replies (11-19):
impostagothkat
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Do you think if prostitution were legal that the rates of rape and child sex offenders would go down?

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:38 AM
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check the stats in vegas

Quoting impostagothkat:

Do you think if prostitution were legal that the rates of rape and child sex offenders would go down?


impostagothkat
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 3:10 AM

hmm i didnt think about that lol

KhloesMom2009
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I hate that that man was even charged. Still, the charges were dropped. I find it suspicious, but I have to give it the benefit of the doubt. I have a daughter.

DomsMom8207
by Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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My question is why was this kid allowed to be alone with this man long enough to make videos n pics? Just because they are part of the pta dont mean they r teachers. This school needs to watch their children better n be on the lookout fr things like this!
susannah2000
by Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:15 PM

It is trrue that background checks are only as good as showing convictions. If the perverts escape conviction, like this slimeball, it won't show up. Also, and unbelievably, some school districts in background checks, only look for any convictions in their state. There needs to be a national database for everyone who is a sex offender, especially a child sex offender, and unconstitutional though it may be, everyone who has even been charged should show up on this database. Is it more important that an innocent person not get a job in a school than making sure anyone who is even suspected of being a child sex offender not get a job in a school?

Bookwormy
by Platinum Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:24 PM
The porn is bad enough. This child was raped! It's child rape porn. WTF
susannah2000
by Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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Quoting glitterteaz:

check the stats in vegas

Quoting impostagothkat:

Do you think if prostitution were legal that the rates of rape and child sex offenders would go down?



Where to begin. First off, the crime of rape, whether of an adult or child, is never about sexual desire, it is about power and domination. Men who sexually abuse children aren't just "horny," and needing to satisfy normal sexual urges, they have an inability to relate to adults of their own ages, and need to feel powerful by dominating and victimizing a child, in a different way than those who victimize women. It's a different kind of sexual and mental dysfunction, and then there are those who abuse anyone they can get ahold of. Prostitutes are adults whose customers want to have sex with adults. There are men who need to dominate and victimize women who do the same to prostitutes, but making prostitution legal wouldn't eliminate their behavior. Men who victimize children will not stop their behavior whether prostitution is legal or not. Again, rape, especially the rape and sexual abuse of children, is NOT about satisfying normal sexual urges.
glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 8:38 PM

I was not saying it did or didn't just suggested that would be something to look up

Quoting susannah2000:


Quoting glitterteaz:

check the stats in vegas

Quoting impostagothkat:

Do you think if prostitution were legal that the rates of rape and child sex offenders would go down?



Where to begin. First off, the crime of rape, whether of an adult or child, is never about sexual desire, it is about power and domination. Men who sexually abuse children aren't just "horny," and needing to satisfy normal sexual urges, they have an inability to relate to adults of their own ages, and need to feel powerful by dominating and victimizing a child, in a different way than those who victimize women. It's a different kind of sexual and mental dysfunction, and then there are those who abuse anyone they can get ahold of. Prostitutes are adults whose customers want to have sex with adults. There are men who need to dominate and victimize women who do the same to prostitutes, but making prostitution legal wouldn't eliminate their behavior. Men who victimize children will not stop their behavior whether prostitution is legal or not. Again, rape, especially the rape and sexual abuse of children, is NOT about satisfying normal sexual urges.


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