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MUSIC TEACHER FOUND NOT GUILTY ON SEX ABUSE CHARGES

Posted by on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 @ 9:00 pm.

Mother told to keep her mouth shut

 

Jordan McGuire

Jordan McGuire

EVASVILLE IND./CARBONDALE, ILL— A former Evansville and Carbondale teacher was found not guilty August 26, during a two day jury trial.

Jordan McGuire, 27, was found not guilty of Criminal Deviate Conduct, Indiana charges filed against him two years ago.

McGuire was accused in Vanderburgh County, Ind., of giving alcohol to a former student in 2012 and then performing a sex act on him against his will.

While awaiting trial McGuire was free on bond and living in Carbondale, Ill.

Sources indicate that earlier this year prosecutors attempted to have his bond revoked after Carbondale authorities opened an investigation into allegations that McGuire was involved in a sexual assault.

According to deputy prosecutor Michael Perry, the Carbondale case involved similar allegations as the case in Indiana.

But McGuire’s defense attorney argued that no charges were filed at the conclusion of the Carbondale investigation...something that isn't surprising, considering the deplorable state of police in that town.

Mother told to shut up

A mother who learned of the incident said she informed Evansville school officials and was threatened with legal action if she kept talking.

“I described in detail what I was told as far as the alcohol being purchased and I described in detail what I was told happened sexually,” the mother said.

She said all the witnesses were afraid to come forward.

She even presented school officials a text message given to her in which a discussion was had about McGuire buying alcohol and describing the alleged sex act between McGuire and the student.

McGuire is said to have resigned his position at the school within 48 hours of the investigation beginning.

He was taken into custody seven days later.

She said school officials told her to keep her mouth shut or she could be sued.

The school board president said he was concerned and would work with his staff and police that in the event something like the allegations against McGuire should happen that it be handled properly.

“I think the school should personally apologize to every student that this man had touch through his teaching position,” the mother said.

Says it was consensual

McGuire took the stand in his own defense and, despite knowing the student was underage, claimed nothing happened against anybody’s will.

McGuire told jurors that he and three young men were together drinking vodka and orange juice.

He said the 18-year-old victim was so drunk that he threw up on the floor and had to be helped into the bathroom and when he returned to the living room they started “making out.”

McGuire said the victim didn’t consent to oral sex but claimed it was “implied” when the victim began pulling his pants down.

The victim said he was too drunk to remember the events of that night, but added he would never consent to such a thing.

But after already admitting to the jury of 10 women and two men that he didn’t remember, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.

Details of the Carbondale investigation were not available as of this writing.

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