A pedophile or a racist? This teacher chose the latter.
A Texas woman is admitting to being a racist in order to clear her name of sexual assault. She plans to use the claim as a defense against the charges that she fondled an African-American student in her first grade class at Northwest Preparatory Academy Charter School in Humble.
According to RawStory:
According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Houston Chronicle, the 7-year-old girl said that 61-year-old Esther Irene Stokes sent all of the other students out of the room on March 1 and then touched her “private part” on the outside of her clothes.
“The victim said that she was in the classroom alone with the teacher and that the teacher touched her on the outside of her clothes, on what she called her ‘private part,’ her vaginal area,” Humble Police Department Detective J. Blanchard explained on Tuesday.
When Stokes took a polygraph test and failed, she told the police that she hadn’t touched the girl, and she had proof that she didn’t.
“She doesn’t like to even touch the black children on their hand, she shies away when they try to hug her — she admitted to being prejudiced,” Blanchard said.
The complaint stated that Stokes “doesn’t like black students because she was prejudiced” and “has little to no interaction” with her accuser.
The little girl also told police that Stokes made her stand out in the hall without any lunch. But of course, she denied that as well.
Stokes’ attorney, Patty Maginnis, said that any racist comments made by her client were “not proof that any crime has been committed.”
“I would consider that just a personal opinion,” the lawyer noted. “The facts of the case will determine that she is innocent.”
She was fired on Tuesday.
Next time she might want to argue that she doesn’t like to mess with kids PERIOD! Not that she has a preference. SMH.