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Molestation charges mount for former nanny

Original post made on Dec 19, 2017

A former Palo Alto elementary school volunteer and nanny accused of child molestation 23 years ago was arraigned on 34 counts of felony child molestation on Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 6:58 AM

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Posted by bonnie bell
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:07 am

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Posted by Eric
a resident of Southgate
on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:43 am

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Posted by john_alderman
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:49 am

john_alderman is a registered user.

The secondary tragedy of this story is how the Palo Alto community rallied and defended the perpetrator and attacked the people who were trying to stop him.

Posted by MyOpinion
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

As is usually the case, predators are typically charming and charismatic. The stereotype of a 'dirty old man' is really not true. This is a horrible story, he is behind bars now but not nearly soon enough. If you get a vibe that someone's behavior is inappropriate, it probably is.

Quotes form 22 Years ago, this is chilling:
"In addition to the letter from the girls' mother, 30 parents signed a petition to the district attorney asking that the charges against him be dropped." Tupou, the Predator said "I'm not only not a danger to children, I'm an inspiration to children."

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Posted by Former Addison Parent
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm

26 years ago I brought this man’s behavior to the attention of my child’s kindergarten teacher and principal. They defended him. He was inappropriate and should not have been working with children. Several parents told the principal they were uncomfortable with the way he tickled the children, picked them up and would not put them down, and generally was trying to be their buddy instead of their teacher. He was hired as a Spanish ESL tutor for a [portion removed] child. But he was in the classroom interacting with all the children. Every day. I’d like to hope this kind of behavior would not be tolerated in today’s PAUSD classrooms, and with the publicity this case is generating, parent volunteers can pick up on something being not quite right. And maybe now, with all the lawsuits in our district, the principals and teachers will listen.

Posted by Kathy Hyams
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:22 pm

[Portion removed.] There is no such thing as an rehabilitated sexual predator. I'll never understand why they ever have a chance to ever live in our world. Once they've offended they've automatically forfeited all the rights to be allowed to live in the world children live in. I think it should be the death sentence or life behind bars without the possibility of parole. Only if it were so easy I know. I think sex crimes against children are the most heinous crimes that are committed.

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