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Oreland Man Charged With Touching Students

An Oreland man, the choral director at William Tennet High School, is charged with multiple sex-related offenses after admitting to flirting and touching some of the students.

Oreland man and director of William Tennet High School’s choral group, Tyrone Dinkins, faces charges in Warminster, Bucks County, for incidents involving eight students during the 2011-12 school year.

Dinkins, 37, is charged with multiple sex-related offenses, including unlawful contact, corruption of minors, indecent assault, and lewd and threatening behavior, according to Philly.com.

Philly.com is reporting that one 16 year old girl told police that Dinkins “touched her buttocks, and two students said that Dinkins “grabbed or touched their breasts.”

Dinkins admitted to flirting with some of the students, “mouthing words of a sexual nature to students, patting students on the buttocks, and, ‘pinching a female student's breast, while at school,’” according to the Philly.com article.

Lisa August 09, 2012 at 02:52 PM
This is probably just the tip of the iceberg. If he was doing this so openly in school, what kinds of things was he doing behind closed doors? I say this not because of morbid, lurid speculation. I say this as a survivor of 9 years of sexual abuse perpetrated by my stepfather. My feeling is that if a person is so brazenly touching and groping girls in public, this behavior is habitual and probably indicates more troubling behavior in private.

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