AA Member and Elementary School Teacher Convicted of Molesting Students


Former elementary-school teacher Laurence E. Hill, 55, taught at Seattle schools for more than three decades.

Teacher sentenced for molesting

Seattle Times staff reporter

A King County Superior Court judge denied a plea for mercy from an admitted child molester and instead sentenced the former Seattle elementary-school teacher to more than five years in prison.

In imposing the prosecutor’s recommended open-ended sentence of five years to life, Judge Douglas McBroom said that he believed Laurence E. “Shayne” Hill, 55, took advantage of his authority numerous times over many years and that the need for punishment outweighed that of rehabilitation in this case.

“You violated trust not just momentarily, but over a long period of time,” McBroom said to Hill.

Hill, who taught at Seattle schools for more than three decades, was accused in May of inappropriately touching a number of female students over the years.

He pleaded guilty as charged in November to one count of first-degree molestation, one count of second-degree molestation and two counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. Beware of AA and NA Daytona meetings for rapists mandated.

Police and prosecutors said the investigation into Hill began in April when the mother of one of the victims walked into Hill’s classroom at Broadview-Thomson Elementary School to deliver lunch to her then-11-year-old daughter. She saw Hill sitting extremely close to her daughter, and he had his hand on the girl’s buttocks, according to charging documents. The mother reported the incident to the principal.

According to charging papers, Hill had previously been counseled by at least three school administrators or principals for inappropriately touching students.

A lawsuit filed on behalf of two of the victims accuses the Seattle School District and one former principal of ignoring complaints from other teachers, school employees and other administrators about Hill’s bizarre behavior. Police said a total of seven girls told detectives that Hill had touched or kissed them. The lawsuit also claims that Hill kept a rubber breast and phallus in his desk drawer and that he groomed the primary victim with gifts and letters before sexually assaulting her for two years, beginning in 2001.

The abuse continued after the girl graduated to middle school, and was public enough that other students considered Hill a “child molester,” according to the lawsuit.

The school district could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon, but spokesman Peter Daniels has previously said that Hill resigned before the district could complete its investigation and that the district had notified the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the charges against Hill in case he had applied to teach elsewhere.

During the sentencing hearing Friday, Hill said he was remorseful and pleaded for a chance to attend a sex-offender treatment program that would have yielded less time behind bars. AA Daytona and NA Daytona have court mandated violent felons.

“I will go to my grave and beyond grieving the harm I have done,” he said.

His attorney, Kevin Peck, said Hill had achieved 16 years of sobriety through the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program, was a good candidate for rehabilitation and had already lost his career, his reputation and his standing.

The hearing was attended by several of Hill’s friends and supporters from AA, as well as several former students who said his actions had sharply divided their classmates’ loyalties and they had hoped to see him receive a long sentence.

“I think he should have gotten more time,” said 14-year-old Carly Hosford-Israel, a former student who spoke after the hearing. “What he did affects everyone. He deserves a lot more time than they could have given him.” Orange Papers Anti AA Site.

Christine Clarridge: 206-464-8983 or cclarridge@seattletimes.com


AA Member Molested 3 Year Old at AA Meeting In Bellingham Washington

When is AA World Services going to stop having meetings without safety guidelines? How many more children have to get molested by AA members for AA World Services does something?

Man molested 3-year-old at Bellingham AA meeting


A Bellingham man who molested a 3-year-old girl at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting pleaded guilty to second-degree child molestation Thursday, May 8, in Whatcom County Superior Court.

Gilbert Hannah, 66, was attending a meeting in January 2013 when he went into a nearby room where the 3-year-old and a 9-year-old girl were playing alone, according to court documents. NA Daytona Beach NA and AA Meetings in Holly Hill Parks.

After the meeting, the older girl told her grandmother that a man had come into the room and put his hand down the younger girl’s tights. The older girl said she didn’t say anything when it was happening because she was scared the man would do the same thing to her, according to court documents. Florida SOS, Life Ring, Women for Sobriety Meetings.

Relatives called police and decided to continue attending meetings to see if they could find a man who fit the description the older girl gave to police. The younger girl, who had recently turned 3, was unable to talk about what happened.

After some time, the girls’ relatives were able to figure out that Hannah likely was the one who molested the girl. Bellingham Police officers interviewed Hannah Feb. 14, and he admitted that he had been at the meeting and gone in the room where the girls were playing but initially said he didn’t remember putting his hand down the girl’s tights.

He later admitted that he did but said it was an accident. He was arrested for child molestation about a week later. NA Florida Region Orlando Meetings.

Hannah could serve 20 months in prison for the charge, though the Department of Corrections will have to complete a pre-sentencing investigation before he is sentenced.

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AA Sponsor Convicted of 24 Counts Of Sex Abuse of Children he was Sponsoring in Alcoholics Anonymous California


In 2009, Poizner was a volunteer counselor at Pacific Health Systems, a substance abuse rehabilitation center. There, he introduced himself to and befriended adolescent boys who were attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other group meetings, telling one of the boys he was there to help keep himself sober and assist other teenage boys. He then brought the boys to his apartment where he committed acts summarized below and for which he was convicted of the above-referenced offenses. At trial, each victim testified about Poizner’s conduct and touching, and the circumstances that otherwise led to the charges against him. Like Poizner’s opening brief, our factual summary focuses mainly on the evidence supporting the felony sexual assault offenses against Austin G., Brandon P., Evan W., and Andrew D.

Robert Poizner convicted on 24 counts of sex abuse towards children with at least two 13 year old boys he was taking to Alcoholics Anonymous as an AA Sponsor, while they were under the care of Pacific Health Systems in National City, California.

Lawsuit claims National City treatment facility did not protect young patients

Robert Poizner convicted of molesting patients

Posted: 10/17/2013 Vanessa Van Hyfte  | Email Me

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. – A lawsuit has been filed against a treatment facility in National City after one of its volunteer counselors was convicted of sexually abusing young patients.

Robert Poizner was convicted of 24 counts of sex abuse against children, and two of his victims were 13-year-old patients at Pacific Health Systems, a facility that treats a variety of mental health issues and additions.

According to court documents obtained by 10News, Poizner was a volunteer at PHS and was supposed to be taking teenage boys to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Instead, he took them back to his apartment and molested them, the documents stated.

“The program requires for them to get an AA sponsor … We do a lot of these cases; I’ve seen these predators, it’s unbelievable. They know where to go and which kids they can groom. These are vulnerable kids and they are at their most vulnerable state, and PHS had an obligation to keep these kids safe and they failed in this regard,” said attorney Stephen Estey, who is now representing one of Poizner’s teenage victims.

The suit alleges PHS did not do enough to protect its young patients.

Estey said by law, the facility is required to conduct criminal background screenings on anyone working or volunteering with children. Poizner had several felony convictions ranging from burglaries to three “peeping Tom” charges, where a judge had ordered him to a year in a sex offender program.

“If the facility uses volunteers, they are obligated to screen them and supervise them too, and they did neither,” said Estey.

According to court documents, Poizner offered the boys cigarettes and pornography. He lured the boys to his home, where he gained access to two of their friends, who he also sexually assaulted, the documents said. Continue reading

Catholic Community Services Sued For Hiring 12 Stepper Director Seducing Patient and Wanting Threesome With 10 year Old Boy

Prominent counselor formally charged with attempted child rape

12 Stepper David Scratchley Arrested For Attempted Rape Of 10 year Old Boy

More People Like Karla Brada’s Parents Are suing organizations Like Alcoholics Anonymous that fail to protect those they serve.

7/17/2012 SEATTLE (CN) – The director of a Catholic drug treatment center lied about his credentials, seduced a patient, gave her crack cocaine and asked her to join a sexual threesome with him and a 10-year-old boy, prompting her to call police, who arrested the director for attempted rape of a child, the woman claims in court. Plaintiff T.V. sued Catholic Community Services of Western Washington and The Matt Talbot New Hope Recovery Center, in King County Court. Catholic Community Services manages and controls the Talbot Center, where (nonparty) David Scratchley was director of drug treatment programs from April 2006 to July 2011, according to the complaint. “David Scratchley held himself out as a psychologist and an expert on such topics as parenting, drug treatment, and mental health conditions accompanying addiction,” the complaint states. Continue reading

Castle Huntly Prisoner Allowed Out to Attend AA Meetings Rapes 16 Year Old Girl

Convicted for attempted murder of a policeman, Robert Foye was serving time at the Castle Huntly prison in Scotland built in 1452. He was allowed out to attend AA Meetings. He absconded  and raped a 16 year old girl.

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AA Sponsor Drugs and Rapes Children and Is Sentenced 30 Years

AA Sponsor Randolf Pozdol raped 2 small children of the mother he sponsored in Alcoholics Anonymous. She later died of an overdose. These children were only 4 and 7 years old when he started drugging them, raping them and then filmed the rapes.  Continue reading