Duane Ernest Adams, Ocala, Florida (arrested Jan 2014)

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    Duane Ernest Adams, 54, Russian teacher, coach & athletic director at Francis Marion Military Academy, Ocala, Florida, "charged Tuesday with interference with child custody"

    Tampa Tribune: Ocala military academy teacher accused hiding runaway (Jan 14 2014)

    On Friday, the girl’s mother reported her daughter had run away. She said she found Duane Ernest Adams, 54, waiting outside her home that morning waiting to drive the girl to school. She said she told him to leave and that she had driven the girl to school herself. The girl did not come home from school that afternoon and she had not attended classes that day, police said. Officers followed up tips through the weekend about the girl’s whereabouts. Adams was questioned twice, and both times denied knowledge of her location, police said. Police received information Monday that the girl was at Steak N’ Shake, 3800 SW College Road, Ocala. An officer made contact with the child and she was returned to her parents.

    The child and her parents met with police today, as did Adams, and police learned that Adams had taken the child from school and allowed her to stay in his apartment during school. That evening he took her to Daytona where they stayed in a motel for two nights, then on Sunday Adams drove the child to the Ocala RV Campgrounds, 3200 SW 38th Ave., where he rented a cabin for her for four days, police said.

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    Ocala Post: Marion Teacher Duane Adams Hides Girl From Parents (Jan 14 2014)

    On Friday, January 10, 2014, the parent of a 15-year-old student of Francis Marion Military Academy reported her daughter as a runaway ... Throughout the weekend the child’s parents brought forward information on possible people their daughter could be with, and places she might have gone. Officers followed up on each of these tips, but were unable to locate the runaway child. Among the people interviewed was the teacher/coach Adams, who denied any knowledge of the child’s whereabouts when questioned by Officer Hoffman on Sunday, January 12, 2014, and again when he spoke to Detective Fernandez and Sergeant Young on Monday, January 13, 2014.

    On Monday, January 13, 2014, the 15-year-old girl was located at the Steak N’ Shake, 3800 SW College Road in Ocala. Officer Jessica Wong responded and made contact with the girl; she was then returned to her parents. The girl and her parents met with Detective Fernandez on January 14, 2014, as did Adams. It was learned through the interviews that Adams had taken the girl from school on January 10, 2014, and allowed her to stay in his apartment during school. That evening Adams took the 15-year-old girl to Daytona where they stayed in a hotel for two nights and he used a fake name upon check-in. On Sunday, January 12, 2014, Adams drove the girl to the Ocala RV Campgrounds, 3200 SW 38th Avenue, where he rented a cabin for her for four days. Adams finally admitted that he lied to police about the 15-year-old girl’s whereabouts and his involvement.
     
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    A tangled tale evolves ...


    Ocala Star Banner: OPD: Francis Marion instructor lied to police, aided runaway (Jan 14 2014)

    A 54-year-old male teacher who admitted lying to police about the whereabouts of a 15-year-old female runaway was charged Tuesday with interference with child custody. Duane Ernest Adams, the athletic director and an instructor at Francis Marion Military Academy, was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail, where his bond was set at $2,000. According to officials with the Ocala Police Department, a woman said that on Friday around 6 a.m., she saw her daughter leaving home without her consent and discovered Adams waiting outside. She said she told Adams to leave, which he did, and she drove her daughter to school. The girl did not come home from school so her parents called police and reported her as a runaway.
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    Officials said Adams has taken the child to school in the past, but did not explain why he had done so.
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    On Tuesday, Fernandez met the girl, who told him she ran away Friday morning with a girl and that they went to Gainesville, Orlando and Daytona Beach. She said Adams met them in Daytona and she took a picture of him wearing her blond wig. She said he left around midnight, but later came back and then took her to Ocala to a place that has small cabins for rent. She said that on Monday, Adams texted her saying she needed to turn herself in before he went to jail, according to reports.
    Also on Tuesday, Adams, who is recently divorced, asked to speak with Fernandez. According to reports, he told the detective that he went to pick the girl up Friday morning but her mother told him to leave. He said he did, but he knew the girl had run away so he let her stay at his apartment Friday while he was at work. Adams said they went to Daytona Beach on Friday afternoon and that he paid for a hotel room at the Royal Inn by using a fake name and cash because he did not want to get caught. He said they spent Friday and Saturday at the hotel. They left Sunday and went to the Ocala RV Campground at 3200 SW 38th Ave., Ocala, and he rented a cabin for her for four days, then he went to a tennis game, the report states. Adams told Fernandez he saw the girl Monday and bought her lunch. He said he never touched her and that no one else had been with them, the report notes.
     
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    A 54-year-old-man and a 15-year-old runaway girl "married in the eyes of God" ... :rolleyes:

    Ocala Post: Marion Teacher Duane Adams Faces More Charges After Truth Surfaces (Jan 15 2014)

    On January 14, 2014 Detective Fernandez made contact with the girl, for the second time that day, at a local hospital where she disclosed to having had a sexual relationship with Adams. The girl told Detective Fernandez that she had sex and performed oral sex on Adams at his apartment on SW 27th Avenue. She said that Adams would always walk in front of her naked and never covered himself with a towel. On today’s date, January 15, 2014, Adams went into OPD to speak with Sergeant Young. During the course of the interview, Adams advised to having a sexual relationship with the 15-year-old girl. Adams advised that the two were in love, had actually exchanged vows and wedding rings in private, and considered themselves married in the eyes of God.

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    The relationship has been going on over the last month and a half at Adams’ residence. Adams told Detective Fernandez that he and the girl had sex at his apartment on SW 27th Avenue on more than five occasions, and over this past weekend, while at a motel in Daytona, they also engaged in sexual activity. The

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    Detective Fernandez arrested Adams and he is charged with eight counts of Sexual Battery by a Person in a Position of Familial or Custodial Authority – 1st Degree Felony, eight counts of Lewd & Lascivious Molestation – 2nd Degree Felony, and eight counts of Lewd & Lascivious Exhibition – 2nd Degree Felony.
     
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    Ocala Star Banner: Teacher rearrested, accused of having sex with teen (Jan 15 2014)

    Duane Ernest Adams now faces eight counts of sexual battery custodial, eight counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition and eight counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on the same juvenile, according to authorities.

    Flanked by Detective Jorge Fernandez and Officer D. Parish as he exited the Ocala Police Department and made his way to a parked squad car, a handcuffed Adams told a Star-Banner reporter that he had sex with the 15-year-old girl. Asked why he was guilty of the offenses, he said, “Because it's against the law.” Dressed in shorts, a T-shirt and sneakers, Adams added he got “caught up with something I shouldn't have done.”
     
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    Orlando Sentinel: Report: Ocala teacher tells police he had sex with 15-year-old student, 'married' her (Jan 15 2014)

    An athletic director and teacher at an Ocala military school is facing charges after allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Duane Ernest Adams, 54, said he and the girl, a student at the school, are in love and that they have exchanged wedding vows and rings, according to the Ocala Star-Banner ... The retired U.S. Army sergeant first class told a Star-Banner reporter that he had sex with the girl. According to the Star-Banner, he also told the detective that the pair was waiting until the girl turned 16 so they could run away to another state and get married and use fictitious names. The teen told the detective that they had been dating for about six months.
     
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    Tampa Tribune: Ocala teacher ‘married’ 15-year-old student, detectives say (Jan 15 2014)

    Detectives continued to investigate, however, and on Tuesday the girl disclosed to a detective that she had had sex with Adams. Today, Adams spoke with police and told them he and the girl were in love, had exchanged vows and wedding rings in private and considered themselves married., police said They have been making plans to run away together once she turns 16, police said Adams told them. The relationship has been going on over the past month and a half at Adams’ residence, police said. They also engaged in sexual activity while in Daytona, police said. Officials there will investigate any crimes that may have occurred in their jurisdiction.
     
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    ABC Action News: Military school teacher Duane Ernest Adams arrested for sex with 15-year-old student in Ocala (Jan 16 2014)

    Ocala Police arrested the athletic director of a military school Wednesday. He is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home. Duane Ernest Adams, 54, faces eight counts of sexual battery, eight counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, and eight counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, all on the same juvenile, according to authorities. The day before, he was charged with interference with child custody, after the child ran away, and he was found to have helped her, letting her stay at his apartment during the day, and even renting a hotel and a cabin for the girl to stay in this week.

    In an interview with detectives, Adams admitted to taking the girl to his apartment, where they had sex. He told police that they are in love, and that they had exchanged wedding vows and rings. He said in front of God, they're married. The girl told police the two had sex at a hotel in Daytona, and Adams may also be charged there.
     
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    My Fox Orlando: Police: Ocala teacher had plans to marry runaway teen (Jan 16 2014)

    A report of a 15-year-old runaway took a strange turn when the girl returned to her Ocala home this week and eventually admitted that she was with Duane Ernest Adams. Adams, 54, is a teacher and coach at Francis Marion Military Academy, where the girl attends classes.

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    Tuesday Adams was arrested and charged with interference with child custody for taking the child to Daytona Beach and then renting a cabin there at a campground for the girl. Police kept asking questions, and that's when they say the girl admitted that, over the past month, she had been sneaking out of her room at night and going to Adams' house, where they would have sex.

    "He felt they were in love and this was a relationship that would last," said Scrobel. "During the course of speaking with him, he indicated they had in private, but in front of God, exchanged vows and rings and considered themselves married," said Scrobel. According to the arrest affidavit, Adams told police that he and the girl had plans to move out of state, change their names and get legally married once she turned 16. "There were some justifications he tried to make based on the Bible and history and those kinds of things," said Sgt. Scrobel.
     
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    Daily Caller: Military school teacher’s torrid affair with 15-year-old girl included pretend WEDDING VOWS (Jan 18 2014)

    Teachers never cease to impress in their quests to have sex with underage high school students. The latest incident appears to involve a 15-year-old girl and a lusty 54-year-old male teacher who routinely hid her away in his bachelor pad in a shabby apartment community. The twist this time is that the teacher, Duane Ernest Adams, said he and the girl have exchanged wedding vows a well as rings, reports the Ocala Star-Banner. They’re in love, see. And Adams assured detectives that, in the eyes of God, he and the girl are married. He added that his plan had been to wait until the girl turns 16, then elope to another state and marry, in the eyes of the state government, using fake names.
     
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    Ocala Star Banner: Police investigate possible 2nd victim of former FMMA instructor (Feb 21 2014)

    The former Frances Marion Military Academy instructor [Duane Ernest Adams] accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a student may have victimized a second girl, a police official said after a court hearing on Friday. Ocala police Sgt. Brian Young said investigators are in the initial stages of developing that second case. He said the alleged incident occurred within the city limits of Ocala and that the girl is now 17. He declined to comment further.
     
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    Must have been quite an honor to be designated as "his second girlfriend" -- an official side chick!

    Ocala Star Banner: Fired Francis Marion teacher charged in another molestation case (Feb 26 2014)

    Sgt. Brian Young, a supervisor in OPD’s Major Crimes Division, said in his report that, while investigating Adams’ first arrest, he learned about a fight between two girls at the school during the last school year, and the scuffle was over Adams. Young interviewed one of the girls, who told him she and the victim got into a fight after she had seen some text messages on the victim’s phone from Adams that were sexual in nature. The teen said rumors of a relationship between Adams and the victim had been circulated throughout the school, and the victim blamed the teen for the rumors, which led to a fight between the two.

    Young met with the victim on Feb. 21, and she was interviewed at Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection on Tuesday. The victim told an official there that shortly after enrolling at Francis Marion Academy, she joined the orienteering team, for which Adams was a coach. She said he began treating her differently and paid more attention to her. She said Adams began texting her, and the messages became “increasingly sexual.” On one occasion, she said Adams gave her $100 just because she was “his second girlfriend.”

    On Valentine’s Day in 2012, she said Adams gave her a box of chocolates. During meetings in his office, she said he kissed and touched her. The relationship turned sexual, she said. One of the sexual encounters occurred at a motel, the other in his office, the report noted. Young said he was able to verify that a room was rented in Adams’ name and telephone number in April 2013. Young verified there was a sofa in Adams’ room and was able to find it. Detecting evidence of bodily fluids on the couch, officials took one of the cushions, which is being submitted for DNA analysis.
     
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    Click Orlando: Marion County teacher arrested on sex battery charges with 2nd student: Teacher previously accused of housing runaway student (Feb 26 2014)

    An Ocala teacher already charged with having sex with a student has been arrested again after a new accusation that he had sex with another teenage girl. Marion Military Academy teacher Duane Adams, 54, was arrested on Wednesday after investigators found he had sex with a 16-year-old student during the previous school year, police said.

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    Another student now says she also became sexually involved with Adams when she was 16. She told police it began after he coached her after school for several team activities. Adams started to send sexual text messages, called her his "2nd girlfriend" and showered her with money and candy. It progressed to inappropriate touching and kissing during school hours in his classroom. The student told police the two eventually had sex several times, including at the old Francis Marion Military Academy campus inside Adams' office after school. Adams will be charged with two more counts of sexual battery and will be held at the Marion County jail.
     
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    Orlando Sentinel: Ocala military teacher accused of more sex crimes involving another student (Feb 27 2014)

    Ocala Police went to Marion County Jail on Wednesday to charge Duane Ernest Adams, 54, with two more counts of sexual battery. The second female student told police that she was 16 years old when she and Adams were in a sexual relationship. She detailed two events of sexual activity between them, including once on a sofa in Adam's office on the old Francis Marion Military Academy campus ... The girl said this relationship occurred last school year, Ocala police said.
     
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    Sun Sentinel: Ocala military teacher accused of more sex crimes involving another student (Feb 27 2014)

    A second female student has come forward to disclose the sexual relationship she had with a former military school teacher last school year, Ocala Police said. Duane Ernest Adams, 54, was already in Marion County Jail on Wednesday when police added two more counts of sexual battery to his long list of charges.

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    The new charges came after the second student told police she was 16 years old when she and Adams were in a sexual relationship. The girl detailed two events of sexual activity between them — including once on a sofa in Adam's office at the old Francis Marion Military Academy campus, police said ... The girl said their relationship occurred last school year, Ocala police said.
     
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    WESH: Deputies: Marion County teacher had sex with second student - Bail set at $715,000 (Feb 27 2014)

    Duane Adams' latest victim is 16 years old, according to officials. He is charged with two counts of sexual battery. In the latest accusations, officials said the incident happened last school year when the student was a sophomore. The teenager recently talked to a children's advocacy professional, and her conversation is summarized in the arrest affidavit. "He was to drive her to practice. Instead of going there, he drove her to a motel," the affidavit said.

    Later in the year, "She went to his room during school hours. During the meeting, Adams kissed her (and) touched her (sexually)," the affidavit said. In both instances, the arrest affidavit said Adams and the girl had sexual intercourse. report goes on to say, "(She) stated that Adams treated her differently from the other students.

    He gave her $100, in $20 bills just because she was his 'second girlfriend.'" According to the report, another student saw messages on the victim's phone from Adams that were sexual in nature.