Skip to comments.Gym teacher arrested over sex allegations
Posted on 07/12/2010 11:03:11 PM PDT by rahbert
Fairfield, Ill. A tip from the public has led to the arrest of a Fairfield Community High School physical education teacher on charges she had unlawful sexual contact with a student.
Haven A. Kirkpatrick, 29 of Fairfield, faces eight counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse - each a Class 2 felony. If convicted, she faces the possibility of between three and seven years in prison on each count.
Kirkpatrick was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents in Carmi and lodged in the City-County Jail pending transfer to Wayne County. Judge Timothy Neubauer of Jefferson County set her bond at $10,000 cash; she posted that and has been freed pending further proceedings.
The arrest of Kirkpatrick follows a fairly brief but intense investigation carried out by Illinois State Police Special Agent Rick White, Fairfield City Police, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Wayne County Sheriff's Department. Kirkpatrick is accused of having illicit sexual contact with a FCHS student between the ages of 13 and 17.
In each of the charges, Kirkpatrick is accused of holding a position of authority as a high school teacher over the alleged victim, who was at least 13 years of age but under the age of 18. In each of the eight counts, Kirkpatrick is accused of having unlawful sexual contact with the victim "for the purpose of ... sexual gratification." The alleged contacts took place, investigators said, as recently as July 2 and as early as May 18 of this year.
The charges were filed Wednesday morning by Edwards County State's Attorney Michael Valentine, who was appointed special prosecutor in the case because of a conflict of interest concerning Wayne County State's Attorney David M. Williams. "I intend to move forward vigorously with the prosecution of this case," Valentine said. "The cooperation between investigating agencies in developing this case was phenomenal."
A native of Carmi, Kirkpatrick is a tenured teacher at FCHS. She was hired in 2006 to teach girls' PE, health and driver's education. In January of 2009, she was named assistant girls' track coach. She also served as the girls' JV basketball coach, a position she resigned from at the end of the most recent school year.
Prior to coming to Fairfield, Kirkpatrick was a teacher at a high school in Gallatin County. In 2007, she was convicted in Edwards County of permitting a DUI to occur for allowing an intoxicated individual to drive her vehicle. After pleading guilty, she was placed on three months of court supervision, ordered to take driver's education classes and ordered to pay $152 in fines and court costs.
FCHS Superintendent David Savage was out of town on Wednesday and unavailable for comment on the arrest.
Copyright 2010 The Carmi Times. Some rights reserved
Now that’s what I call “Guilty”.
Wow. Now I know what happened to at least one member of Spinal Tap
That’s some honest advertising on her shirt.
GUILTY! My gawd...save the children!
I overlooked that
They don’t mention the sex of the children she abused, but my guess it is girls, and she is a lesbian pedophile.
At least one is a teenage girl.
Those who can’t do, teach.
Those who can’t teach, teach gym.
Those who can’t teach gym, molest children.
GAH, what have you done, my eyes..
Would the punishment be lower if it was done for a different purpose?
Interestingly enough, according to the school's website she is also the driving instructor. Do you supposed she qualified to teach the class after following the judge's orders?
(13th picture down on the right side)
Looks like another homosexual pedophile.. what a shocker.
They should put her alone in a room with the kids parents and let justice be done.
Did she take a weed whacker to her hair or something?
Guilty now but I haven’t finished this bottle of Jack Daniels yet. LOL
"That's a MAN, baby!!"
why do people post week old info?
Those who cant molest children
Teach how to molest children
You’ve been busy this morning. Does that make three female teachers doing the dirty deed with their students?
Very guilty,, but at least I understand its motivation,, what adult guy would poke that?? But when I was 15,, I’d hit it!
Is that human?
not quite repulsive enough to serve in obozo’z cabinet or on the Supreme Court
Yet another bull dyke gym teacher.
As a Gen X'er when I hear gym teach I automatically think of Weird Science...
She blinded me with science.....
The tag says “Lady Mules”.
I mean if you are trying to have a baby that is ONE conceivable (pun intended) purpose; but even then that is more the long term strategy - your purpose as far as the short term tactical goal is STILL - “sexual gratification”.
Lady Mule indeed! Guilty with extenuating circumstances!
But as my dad says “Of course you find people who are pedophiles in positions where they have access to children; NORMAL people CANNOT STAND kids!”
LOL... that's why I questioned the article...
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