I got this from a friend of mine who lives in Tennessee. Crap like this pisses me off! "I haven't told any other Seattle people this. My face was on every Tennessee newspaper and TV News program. My name was all over the radio. My pic and the whole story is all over the net. And none of it happened. A kid who was in a play I was directing, not even one of my students, accused me of rape. I have lost EVERYTHING. I am currently living at home with my parents, receiving daily death threats. Let me just give you some of the background. Basically I had an adult who was extremely jealous of me (who can figure why) and wanted a job I had running this little dinner theatre. Ironically, had he just asked, I would have given it to him. Instead he teamed up with this kid and they created these bogus accusations and have effectively ruined my career. It seems as if the truth is coming out, but that will never get my career back. I suppose I will live the rest of my life under a cloud of suspicion. After 20 years of working so hard to be treated as a professional, to have this happen is quite a blow. I have been teaching for 20 years, very successfully, no problems. This Fall, a kid came out to me and I was as supportive as possible. His parents had kicked him out, blah blah blah....the whole sob story. 2 months later, out of nowhere, he accuses me of rape. I was interrogated at school (without being read my rights), not allowed to leave or call my lawyer, and arrested. They took me to the jail, which is where things really get crazy. The jailers put me in a cell IN MY SUIT (yes tie and all), a cell rated for 14 people, filled with at least 25 guys, all in their dirty jumpsuits or filthy underwear. It was like DELIVERANCE. The jailer proudly announced to those gathered, "This teacher raped a little boy!" Within3 minutes they were on me, beat and kicked me unconscious, tied me to the bars and beat me with brooms after I passed out. I had 3 broken ribs and a concussion, fractured skull. The jailers just left me there, hurt and bleeding and unconscious. When meal time came, they threw to food on me, pissed on me... It was actually a living hell. They refused me my medication (one jailer said, "you can choose one, so chose wisely). I felt sure I would die. One jailer said, "when he gets out, we'll tell the Klan boys where to find him, and they'll take care of this the right way." I had obviously been put in that cell to be killed. After I bonded out, I spent the next 3 days in the hospital. Nothing was done to the prisoners who attacked me or the jailers who let it happen. And I lost my job. So I am staying busy w/ little local projects. The community has been so supportive of me as have my students and their families. I just can't wait until the trial parts are over. I will kill myself before I'll go back to jail and let those rednecks do it to me (especially for something I didn't do). I do not know why I just felt the need to tell you this. The kid's getting close to admitting it was a set up, the closer he gets to realizing he's going to be outed. The Sheriff admitted to claiming falsely to have extracted a signed, written confession from me in his press release to the media. But they are all still proudly walking the streets while I am forced to hide out and collect unemployment and do my shopping at 3 am! I know we haven't seen each other in 10 years. But I am a complete pacifist. I have a major back injury and don't even have much use of my right arm anymore. The kid claims I held him down and forced him to watch me masturbate and that I forced him to smoke pot and drink beer with me. I don't even smoke pot! It's just a nightmare. And hysteria has allowed it to happen. If you look at my postings from yesterday, you'll see the story of what happened to Peter Bacon, who will be flying here to testify at my trial. WOW! I just spilled my guts. Sorry."