Friday, April 20, 2007

Yet another woman...

Lakewood Teacher's Aid Accused Of Sex With Student

A teacher's aid from Sobesky Academy in Lakewood was arrested late Thursday on charges of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust with a pattern and enticement of a child, police said.

April T. Robertson, 32, is accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old male student from the academy.

Sobesky Academy is a day treatment program for special education students operated by the Jefferson County Public School system.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I knew April many years ago. She's a horrible person. I've always known her to be a pathological liar and thief, but this takes the cake!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe it. The truth will come out.

Anonymous said...

April tells an entirely different story. The 15 year old had a crush on her, which she reported. He was angered by her rejection and made false accusations. This school is for troubled teens, not necessarily Special Ed. I do think April needs to change some things about her life...

Anonymous said...

If you "knew" April many years ago, why are you anonymous? I know April and she has never lied or stolen anything. I trust her with my child and will continue to trust her with my child. April IS the victim in this case and when it comes out that she is innocent, I hope you choke on your words. I think you have a personal vendetta against April and wouldn't be surprised if you were the actual accuser in this case. May you rot in peace.

Anonymous said...

If you knew April many years ago why are you "anonymous"? Also, you must have no clue who your talking about. April is far from a liar and thief. I trust her with anything. I think you are a party involved in the case on the accusers side. When it comes out that April is innocent I hope you choke on your "This takes the CAKE". I'm appauled at your lack of intelligence and may you find some one else to spend your Sunday afternoons slandering.

Anonymous said...

Once again the media, both mainstream and the blogosphere, are sensationalizing the story and frankly misreporting.

I can't say how I know for fear of losing my job, but the court records in this case as well as the student's own deposition are proving that the student in question has had a long history of stalking and may restraining orders against him which prevent him from returning to public schools.

April will be exhonorated but sadly, the damage is done.

LieparDestin said...

As the author of this blog Id hope you dont think Im 'sensationalizing' this story. I rarely do commentary on a story and basically provide the same services as any search engine. I ve worked with troubled teens as well and know what risk, and having done so I know to never get in a situation where you can be accused of anything. Theres no reason to be alone with a student on or off campus. Even when the student was with a psychiatrist there was a glass window and someone watching. Violate procedure and you bring any charges on yourself...

Anonymous said...

It Is disgusting to me that a person is immediatly labeled guilty in a case like this.
Has anyone even thought that this could hapeen to ANY ONE OF YOU!!! All it takes is an allegation! Thats IT! April has a family! She has given over 10 years to this kind of work. she has done the job that nobody else wanted to do. She has worked for JEFFCO since 1998, and only switched to this, disturbed, NOT RETARDED, popultion of kids in November. The type of kids at this school are violent,obsessive,rude,OCD,borderline personality,schizophrenic,on probation, in trouble ETC...and the Sobesky Academy is the last resort for them to be in public school and not in juvenile detention,or psychiatric hospitals! Aprils entire family stands behind her! she is a mother, a daughter, a sister, a grandaughter, a niece, a cousin and a friend! She is NOT a horrible child molester,a rapist, a stalker, a freak or any of the other things that YOU people have labeled her! The boy who has made these accusations needs HIS credibility looked at, put him under a microscope, and see what you come up with! I GUARANTEE that his history will shock you! Because he is not an "innocent victim" he wasn't a student at Sobesky because he is a "nice boy" with no problems! Do a little F*%@#!+ research before you label someone with a scarlet letter and "burn the witch at the stake"! She didn't get out of jail, and call him and meet him in a hotel room or marry him and have 2 kids with him!For Christ sake, give a person the benefit of the doubt. I thought this was America, where a person was innocent until proven guilty, NOT guilty until proven innocent,because the media and ignorant people decided that she was!
Again Be Reminded.... THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ANY ONE OF YOU!!! ALL IT TAKES IS AN ACCUSATION!!!

LieparDestin said...

Who is 'You People'? I posted a news article, I havent judged, labeled etcetc.

Go on and on about the troubled kids, etc all you want. Ive worked with them and I undertand the risks. The student claims that something happened off campus, which would be easy to prove false if she'd never been in a situation where she was off campus alone with a student.

Anonymous said...

Attn liepardestin: as the author of this blog, it may interest you to know that teachers taking students off-campus is considered a "reward" at this school for good behavior and performance. I'm not saying that this is what happened in this case, I'm saying that the school has created an environment leaving ALL of their teachers and aides open to this sort of liability, although I'm sure at this point the practice has been discontinued and will be vehemently denied. Of course you couldn't ask any of the teachers as they are under the strictest of gag orders, being threatened with their jobs if they discuss any of this.

Anonymous said...

It's sad that a person as good as April, giving all of her hard work and time to make life better for these children, has now become a victim of one of them and all the other children she was helping will now suffer because of one very disturbed young man.
You don't make an accusation against her except for the tag line of your blog "Yet Another Woman..." which would insinuate that you are grouping her with the disturbingly increasing number of teachers who have been proven guilty in a court of law.
Does anyone remember when all the kids were calling 911 on their parents when they got spanked? What easier way to get back at a teacher or teacher's aide who doesn't "love you back" than to ruin their career and their life by accusing them of sexual assault? As a previous blogger states, the damage has already been done.

Alexander said...

Wow, I just learned about this. I used to go to Sobesky Academy 2 years ago. I don't remember any teacher aid named April Robertson.

She must've joined after I left that school that gave me more emotional problems instead of treating them.