Parents see teachers as trustworthy individuals who can nurture and help their children into a better future.
It has been a long-cherished belief that the compassions of teachers and educators have all the potential to transform students’ lives in every positive way.
Such an image of heroism runs deep in the society’s mindset, and thankfully “most” teachers will do everything they can to keep the belief and hope alive.
There is, however, a small minority whose conducts are as disdainful as sin, and they misuse the power granted to them by their parents as a tool to abuse students sexually.
Such misconduct inflicted enormous, almost immeasurable damage.
It is a corruption of the role of teachers and ruins the public’s faith in the profession.
An infamous example of the result of such betrayal happened in 1984 when Leon “Gary” Plauché took the law into his own hands following the revelation that karate instructor Jeffrey Doucet had sexually abused his son, Jody Plauché.
Jeffrey molested Jody, so Gary killed Jeffrey. The killing took place in front of the police and TV cameras.
10 /10 Slow Start
In 1983, Jody Plauché began taking karate lessons from instructor Jeffrey Doucet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jody was only 11 years old then, and Jeffery was 25.
Everything seemed alright between the instructor and the pupil, but the reality couldn’t be any further from that. Jeffery started to abuse Jody several months into the training sexually.
No one except the perpetrator or victim was aware of the abuse. The molestation took a slow start, but it escalated quickly as the months passed.
9 /10 A Survivor
Jody survived his two years of ordeal and came out at the other end ruined.
He is 49 years old and has spent his adult life working at various organizations focusing on preventing sexual assault and providing counsel for victims of sexual or physical assault.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency named him the Survivor/Activist of the Year in 2004.
He has also published a book titled “Why Gary Why?” in August 2019 to share his personal story about being a victim of a sexual crime.