Newport Teacher of the Year Charged with Sexually Assaulting Student
Less than three weeks after being named Newport Teacher of the Year, culinary arts instructor Steven Kalble has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his students at the Newport Area Career and Technical Center. The 66-year-old teacher was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree sexual assault.
Court records say that Kalble “did engage in unwanted sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl by using force, the element of surprise, and coercion.”
The girl was a student in NACTC’s culinary arts program on the campus of Rogers High School.
According to investigators, Kalble had been sending the girl inappropriate text messages this March, including one that said “I love you.” He also sent the girl several emails. Eventually, the girl and her parents met with the police.
At one point, the girl’s parents left so that the girl could speak with the authorities alone. She provided a detailed statement which led to arrest and search warrants for his home, cell phone, and all of his computer devices.
Kalble was placed on administrative leave following his arrest.
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Justice For Victims of Sexual Abuse by Teachers
Former sex crimes prosecutor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com represents survivors of sexual abuse in civil lawsuits and has experience representing students who have been abused by school employees. Here is Brian with some information concerning the legal rights of these victims and their families:
While many parents these days were raised with warnings of “stranger danger”, the truth is that sexual predators are often individuals in positions of trust and authority. Our attorneys regularly see cases involving perpetrators who work in education, such as teachers, coaches, and counselors.
School administrators have a legal duty to make sure their students are reasonably protected from sexual predators. Some cases of staff members sexually abusing students may have been prevented if not for negligence by the school, such as failing to run a background check. In cases of negligence, school abuse victims and their families could have grounds for a lawsuit.
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