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Paschal Guilty Of Sex Assault

EX-TEACHER GETS 30 YEARS IN PRISON

Posted: March 3, 2011 at 5:43 a.m.

Attorney Casey Copeland, left, speaks Wednesday with client, David Paschal, 37, after Paschal was sentenced to 30 years after being found guilty of four counts of seconddegree sexual assault and bribery of a witness at the Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville.

A former Elkins High School teacher who had a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday.

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Poor Paschal....I feel sorry for him.

Posted by: Porkchop

March 3, 2011 at 7:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

He knew better...

Posted by: Bikemore

March 3, 2011 at 8:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

what's there to feel sorry about? he (as do ALL teachers) know the law. crap, they even have lessons over this sort of stuff in the teaching programs about how to protect yourself from being wrongfully accused, how to physically distance yourself from students of the opposite sex, and the mandates in that state.

i'm fairly certain trying to feel up a 15 year old, consensual or not, is a no-brainer.

Posted by: nwlocal

March 4, 2011 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

@nwlocal

She was actually 18, not that that changes anything but it's just a a factual correction.

Posted by: Nilatir

March 4, 2011 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

@nilatir
One girl, who was 15 at the time, described how he attempted to put his hand up her shirt.

Posted by: nwlocal

March 4, 2011 at 11:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

@nilatir, sorry! that came across as really snarky! if that info is incorrect, i'll totally retract my statement about that :)

Posted by: nwlocal

March 4, 2011 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

@nwlocal

No worries, we cool :)

I wasn't logged in at time and only know about the 18 bit from previous stories.

I expect that if this was brought up in the trial the jury took that in to consideration in regards to the sentence recommendation.

Posted by: Nilatir

March 4, 2011 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

He should probably do some time, mandatory counseling, and of course lose his job, but 30 years is much too harsh a sentence for consensual sex with a legal adult.

Posted by: Coralie

March 4, 2011 at 3:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

@Coralie: He will serve probably five years at most. That's the way the Arkansas system works.

Posted by: KnightWatchman

March 5, 2011 at 10:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )