“I am dedicated to meeting the needs of each and every student,” read Lee Riddle’s teacher profile on Widefield High School’s web site, but his evaluation of a good education went above and beyond expectations, laws, and common decency.
Stories of sexual misconduct flooded in from male students, and the picture they paint does not look good for Teach.
There are multiple accounts of Riddle performing “cup checks” on teenagers to evaluate if their “dicks were big or small.”
One passage from the court affidavit reads: “Mr. Riddle explained and pointed out a ‘White boy’ and said that his penis was small. He pointed out another boy (who was black) and stated, ‘He was a horse.'”
Another story details the time Riddle grabbed a male student’s nipple in the middle of class, made additional “inappropriate sexual comments” and called the boy “Cutie.”
And it just. Keeps. Going.
Two male students were having a discussion about shoe sizes when Riddle allegedly butted into the conversation and declared, “I am twelve inches.” Then he asked them if they were bisexual.
One of the boys who said he’d gone through the “cup check” routine also alleged Riddle had brought up gay sex in conversation on multiple occasions, and recalled Riddle “telling him that it hurts the first time but it gets better and that the guy on the bottom receives while the guy on top gives.” He added that “Mr. Riddle has touched the inside of his upper thigh and has rubbed the top of his shoulders while in class.”
Then there’s the student who claims Riddle showed him a picture on his cell phone of “a naked male bending over showing his anus.”
And what did a jury have to say about Riddle’s highly shameful teaching methods? Of the eighteen counts of “sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust” that Riddle was charged with, he was convicted of five offenses.
The judge in the case added, “Riddle lacks understanding of the seriousness of his crimes. Although the children were not physically injured…the emotional damage he caused them at a time when they’re exploring their own sexuality is likely severe.”
Times they are a’changing. My dad told me horror stories about his high school experience in the 60s and how they’d have to swim naked, the teachers and coaches would watch them shower and sometimes join in, make sure they were wearing a jockstrap, and so on and so forth.
@Apparatus: It was much the same way in the 70’s when I was in school, but this is NOT the same thing. This idiot is a predator wandering free in a school full of minors… minors who are socialized to trust teachers and coaches, not discuss the joys of anal sex with them.
It seems that he was just getting started as a molester. Not sure if he had moved to the Sandusky stage of assault but he was definitely on his way. Hopefully he’ll spend a lot of time in jail.
Goodbye Mr. Chips.
Surprised the Queerty faithful have yet to make the following comment. “What’s the big deal about groping nipples in class? Those straight boys probably liked it. Sexual puritanism strikes again.” Etc………
He’ll have all his man-on-man fun as someone’s biatch in prison.
yeah, should get locked up
@JaredNorthcutt30: Seriously? Try trolling NAMBLA… you won’t find that sort of BS here.
Just gross! He needs a little jail time to reflect on his poor behavior.
Lucky coach…….just kidding. Bad man, bad bad naughty man.
My baseball coach did cup checks before every game. My swimming coach shaved my entire body in the showers before a meet, including pubes. It’s just how it was.
where was *this guy* when i was a broken 14yr old not recognizing the difference between just sex and something more. . . lol i think we can be oversensitive and needlessly freak out so that not bad situations become bad and genuinely bad situations become far worse than they need to be.
I too am surprised that the usual cadre of QUEERTY kiddie diddlers hasn’t chimed in on this as they have so vehemently on similar posts.
I’m sure parents don’t expect their kids to be groped by some grown-up when they send them to school. It’s probably NOT in the curriculum. So, maybe, juuuussssssttt maybe, there is something to this guy having an issue with personal boundaries.
@Kieran: OMG i couldn’t stop laughing. I actually really like that movie.
@jasentylar: Yep. And I’m sure parents don’t expect their children to get gunned down in class either but they are wanting to arm teachers too.
How long was this coach there before he was charged? His behavior seems like he wasn’t trying to hide it. I wonder if the school got complaints before and hushed them up or if this was the first time.
Archive.org is a wonderful invention.
Everything I saw in there makes it seem like he was a good teacher. Aside from all the inappropriate sex talk he’s accused of, I mean.
Stupid teachers……makes my profession look bad.
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