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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Prosecutors say Benner's family discovered the relationship in March, after he accidentally texted his daughter a message that he intended for the former student.

    "Hey beautiful," the message said, according to the court documents. "Words cannot describe the love and feeling of (sexual activity). I love you with all of my heart (woman's name)!!!"

    Former Mishawaka assistant basketball coach accused of child seduction
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    That guy's (sexual activity)ed nine ways from Sunday.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The daughter is going to win every game ever of Creepiest Text Message.

    But ...

    Prosecutors say Benner started having a physical relationship with the woman in March 2013, shortly after he resigned as an assistant coach and while she was junior. He had coached the woman through her junior season.

    He was not a school employee, and she was 17 in a state where the age of consent is 16. Is there a crime here?
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    The charge was seducing. They will try and prove he started hitting on her when he was coaching.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    He looks more like the Texans' coach.
  7. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    He was trying to not cost her a scholarship:

    According to the court documents, the woman's parents knew she and Benner met to play basketball but believed he was helping her to develop her basketball skills, as he suggested he could help her win a college scholarship.​
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Ivanka Trump laughs; she gets those text messages every day.
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  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    About 4 years ago, a much loved volleyball coach (by other parents, I did not know him) at our middle school was caught having an inappropriate relationship with an 8th grader. Sadly, the coach's daughter was good friends with the victim.

    The weird dynamic is based on the goodwill he built up, the parents were initially in his corner. Then it comes out he sent 1000s!! of texts to the victim.
  10. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    There was a coach in west central Ohio a couple of years ago who was involved in a very similar situation with a student of similar age as the Mishawaka case. The texts that were involved made it look as if the student was seducing the coach. No matter ... coach wound up getting 21 years after pleading guilty mid-trial.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2015
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    The student was an 8th grader? Who the hell cares what is in the texts when it is a 13-year-old girl and an adult male?
  12. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    The Ohio case involved a student in the 16-18 range.

    Middle school students? Throw the book at the teacher. HARD.
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