Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Once Again A Delmar Teacher Is Charged With A Sex Offense

Well the news this morning is that Richard Fulton, Delmar High School civics and geography teacher, has been charged with child abuse, third-degree sex offense and unnatural or perverted practice charges. This supposedly happened between September 1986 and November 1994

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked. Mr. Fulton is a great teacher.

Anonymous said...

Even though this guy will get his day in court. And he could be completely innocent, his reputation is now destroyed.

This is written like Delmar is a breeding ground for sex offenses. Look around, worse things than this happen around the world, other than sacred Delmar. Once in a while it's bound to be locally.

Anonymous said...

I'm really not surprised by this.

Anonymous said...

Was his father the former superintendent of Wicomico County schools?

Anonymous said...

Even great teachers like great people are not perfect and can make mistakes, like mere mortals.

Howard said...

No, it is not written like Delmar is a breeding ground for sex offenses, but they do happen here. Perhaps the last was in 2005 with Dale Harper and his plea agreement in a case involving the alleged sexual harrassment of minors.

Anonymous said...

He is such a great teacher that these accusations are difficult to believe. It makes me sad that in America we have to remind people that people are innocent until proven guilty.

Anonymous said...

That a person could be accused of a crime that happened more than 20 years ago, have his reputation destroyed, imprisoned on no more evidence than a victim's statement, and lose all rights is no longer novel to those of us in the Catholic Church.

http://www.thesestonewalls.com/about/

Even dead priests can provide a good payday!
Deceased teachers may be next. Put aside all your happy memories, folks.
Whatever Mr. Fulton did or did not do no longer matters.

Anonymous said...

Let's just wait and see how this plays out. Give Mr. Fulton his day in court. Innocent until proven guilty.

Anonymous said...

10:07 Anon

You wrote: "Whatever Mr. Fulton did or did not do no longer matters."
Really????????? How dare you write such a statement!
Most sex offenders don't get caught because the victim doesn't want to say anything and/or they speak up and nobody believes them! People would rather turn a blind eye to a sex assult situation and pretend it never happened. But it DOES happen.

I don't know if Mr. Fulton is guilty of this crime. That will be decided by the courts. If he didn't do this, then I hope the one filing the charges pays big time.

However, as a victim of sexual assult as a teenager, it most certainly DOES matter if he did it!Most sex offenders are active in their communities and people will usually say "I don't believe it, he/she is such a nice person".

Anonymous said...

@10:07-
My statement that it didn't matter was only in reference to the fact that this man's reputation and livelihood are forever marred. They cannot be repaired in our society no matter the outcome of a criminal or civil case. He has been accused and he is ALREADY paying the penalty, regardless of whether he did it or not.
He will ALWAYS be suspect.
That someone is able to do that to another person, with I cannot imagine what evidence, after 20+ years is a flaw in our justice system.
Obviously the right thing for him to do, if he committed a crime, is confess and give his alleged victim some sense of justice and compensation. Not sure how she could possibly compensate him if she is lying or mistaken. The damage is done.

Anonymous said...

once again ? please enlighten me. personally I think your a miserable old coot who just thrives on beating down our schools, business's, town officials and any damn thing else you can puke up ! I have not noticed any fire department bashing since they let your hole go up in smoke. wonder why ? You and albero must be brothers ! remember, innocent until proven guilty. have a nice day

Anonymous said...

sounds like to me its revenge from a former marraige.....innocent until proven guilty those kids love him!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful teacher, always there for the students and parents. If proven innocent, his reputation is now ruined. As far as Mr. Harper, he was a good teacher who was tricked by a lustful teenager who wanted revenge... sad that happened. Yes Fulton's father was Supt. of Wic. Co. Schools and involved in creating PKS H.S. Remember innocent until proven guilty. Words/actions hurt and break up families. The courts will decide.

Anonymous said...

i agree with the revenge from a former marriage statement. probably a vindictive, bitter, hateful offspring from an exwife. Mr. Fulton has always been a professional teacher and dedicated to his career, but more importantly to the people he helped. he was not just a teacher, or a friend, he was an inspiration. I am disgusted by this accusation. Innocent until proven guilty. this country is going to hell in a handbasket.really

Megan said...

Anonymous - 5:35PM - Sounds like your the miserable one to make a comment like that about someone's home burning. This wasn't even a post that included "bashing" or even an opinion for that matter. He merely reported that a teacher was once again CHARGED with a sex offense, its a fact. He didn't say that he was convicted - just that he had been charged with the crime (and he happens not to be the first staff member in Delmar to be charged with a sex offense) He never even gave any personal opinion on whether on not he thought Mr. Fulton was innocent or guilty. It seems your the only one doing any bashing here.

Anonymous said...

I won't comment on Mr. Fulton's guilt or innocence, but I will say that if he abused a child for this long than certainly any damage to his reputation is justified.

What I REALLY can't believe is that people are saying that Mr. Fulton is a great teacher. That is just not true! It is true that students usually like him, but that is because his class are so easy! When I had him, for at least two different courses, all he ever did was show movies and give out worksheets. That is not a good teacher...and even then, he attended parties where students were drinking and otherwise behaving inappropriately.

Anonymous said...

I've known Richard for many many years there is so much more to the story. Richard would never do this! "she" should be ashamed of herself for making such claims. She is seeking revenge and Karma will catch up to you and yours my dear.