Assumed Room Temperature William James Vahey, American ex-pat [pedophile, victims in 9 countries]

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    Background courtesy Sky News:

    In 1969, [William James] Vahey was arrested in California on six counts of child molestation. He pled guilty to one count of child molestation and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, followed by five years' probation.

    The conviction required Vahey to register with California's sex offender registry for the rest of his life. However, Vahey eluded that requirement. Officials said he had not renewed his registration as a sex offender since 1970. He went on to pursue his teaching career in Nicaragua, the UK, Venezuela, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Iran, Spain, and Lebanon.

    His victims are believed to be multinational as many of those schools were attended by the children of American diplomats or military personnel stationed overseas. Vahey coached boys on middle school, varsity boys' basketball, softball, flag football, and soccer, among other things. He also served as activities director, student council adviser, cooking club adviser and forensics adviser. He often accompanied students on cultural studies or sports trips, the FBI said.

    Vahey killed himself [in Luverne, Minnesota] two days after agents in Houston sought a warrant to search a computer thumb drive belonging to him.
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    If you are a victim, or have other information to contribute, please contact the F.B.I.:

    The information may be provided via a dedicated e-mail address, stanford.group@ic.fbi.gov. If you have investigative information that may aid the criminal investigation, you may submit it by using the electronic tips form at https://tips.fbi.gov. Investors may also call (713) 693-5699 for recorded information from the Houston Victim Assistance Program. This line is for information only and at this time is unable to accept messages due to the expected call volume.

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    SA Shauna A. Dunlap
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    I'll add to this intro later, I just wanted to get this thread up and available. I've already forward my own contacts to the F.B.I., including someone who should be able to put them in touch with hundreds of alumni from the earliest of Vahey's positions at the long-since-closed American School of Tehran.

    An an alumnus of an overseas school, this is very disturbing. Those were very special years and very special schools for most of us. The experience is very different from stateside schools, in that there are very few "bad" students and even fewer loser parents. They were highly productive and motivated learning environments. Instruction in local languages and culture were mandatory, and the field trips were an integral part of the experience for students in the middle-school & high-school years. However, Vahey's kind of abuse on field trips is not the "special" experience we were supposed to be having.

    Schools at which William James Vahey is known to have taught AFTER he was jailed for child molestation in California in 1969 include:
    • Tehran American School, Iran, 1972-73
    • American Community School of Beirut, Lebanon, 1973-75
    • American School of Madrid, Spain, 1975-76
    • Passargad School in Ahwaz, Iran, 1976-78
    • American Community School, Athens, Greece, 1978-80
    • Saudi Aramco Schools, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1980-92
    • Jakarta International School, Indonesia, 1992-2002
    • Escuela Campo Alegre, Caracas, Venezuela, 2002-09
    • Southbank International School, London, 2009-2013
    • American Nicaraguan School, Pista Suburbana, Managua, Nicaragua, 2013-2014
    At the London school alone, it's now estimated that he left behind at least 60 victims. That's 60 victims at just one school out of ten in a career that spanned 42 years.

    The only bright spot in this from my perspective is that the school I attended is not in this list.
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    Houston FBI leads global search for pedophile teacher's victims

    "From everything we've learned, he was a well-respected, well-liked teacher," Dunlap said. "It is unbelievable he was able to use his position of trust to commit unthinkable acts upon children." Vahey was first arrested for molestation in 1969 in ...

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    Houston FBI leads global search for victims of predator teacher

    Victims sought of American who taught abroad since '72

    FBI agents from Houston are spearheading an international probe to determine how many students at elite private schools in nine countries fell victim to a teacher who authorities contend was a serial predator for more than four decades.

    The Houston FBI is leading a global search for victims of pedophile William James Vahey, shown here in 1986.

    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...eads-global-search-for-victims-of-5420790.php
     
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    William Vahey child abuse: International paedophile could have abused in London school

    William James Vahey, 64, committed suicide in Minnesota on 21 March, two days after FBI agents filed a warrant to search his computer. According to FBI reports, the computer contained child abuse images involving 90 different children aged between 12 and 14. (Query: William James Vahey) (Thread: 6520)

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    Britain Child Abuse

    An outside view of the Southbank International School in central London where suspected child molester William James Vahey taught for a four-year term, Thursday, April 24, 2014. British police is helping with a FBI global investigation to identify and ... (Query: William James Vahey) (Thread: 6520)

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    FBI believe SIXTY pupils at £25,000-a-year London school were victims of American paedophile teacher after pornographic photos are discovered of boys 'drugged and unconscious'

    US national William Vahey, 64, taught history and geography to 11 to 16-year-olds at the £25,000-a-year Southbank International School in Marylebone, central London, from 2009 to last year. The teacher killed himself two days after investigators filed a ... (Query: William James Vahey) (Thread: 6520)

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2611953/FBI-looking-British-victims-paedophile-teacher-spent-40-years-working-world-including-spell-25-000-year-London-school.html
     
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    FBI Seeks Victims Of Child Predator Who Drugged, Molested Boys

    Starting in 1972 William James Vahey, 64, taught at schools in Nicaragua, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Iran, Spain, and Lebanon. He committed suicide last month after his employer found a thumb drive that belonged to him ... (Query: William James Vahey) (Thread: 6520)

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    London school says students abused by US teacher

    The FBI has asked for international help to find victims of William Vahey, who worked at 10 international schools around the world over four decades. Graham Lacey, executive principal of the Southbank International School in London, where Vahey taught ... (Query: William James Vahey) (Thread: 6520)

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    http://www.jsonline.com/news/usandworld/national/london-school-says-students-abused-by-us-teacher81aa5e3bedae4ccf9c18299585c7c922-256563491.html
     
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    Indonesian School: We'll Cooperate in Abuse Probe

    Carr said school officials were devastated by the allegations against William James Vahey, who worked at JIS from 1992-2002. The FBI said Vahey taught history and geography, coached basketball and led overnight field trips at schools where he worked. (Query: William James Vahey) (Thread: 6520)

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