NBC New York reports it as such:
A 44-year-old Brooklyn high school teacher previously arrested after allegedly using Snapchat to send a photo of his genitals to a 16-year-old student has been accused in a new 36-count indictment of victimizing six other teenage girls, authorities said.
Brooklyn Tech teacher Sean Shaynak pleaded not guilty last month to charges including dissemination of indecent material to a minor and harassment. The math and physics teacher was arrested Tuesday morning on the new indictment, which charges him with kidnapping, among other crimes, when he showed up for a court appearance in connection with the previous charge.
The New York Daily News said it like this:
He is the vilest pervert teacher New York has ever seen.
A sex-crazed Brooklyn educator had intercourse with several female students, took them to sex clubs and nude beaches and handed out straight A’s to a girl he was sleeping with, prosecutors said Tuesday.
You get the idea.
The 36 count indictment on Tuesday was upped from a single count of indecent exposure from a month ago after a search warrant was executed on Sean Shaynak’s home.
The Daily News summarized his perversion:
•Taking a 15-year-old to a nude beach in New Jersey without permission and plying her with vodka, tequila and whisky until she passed out at his home.
•Exchanging some 10,000 text messages with that same girl, in which he asked her to participate in lesbian sex with another student and told her about his experience with a ménage-à-trois and gay sex.
•Giving another student perfect grades “regardless of the fact she did not do any assignments and left tests blank,” said prosecutor Joseph Mancino.
•Forcing himself on that 18-year-old student when she resisted his attempt at intercourse.
•Carrying on a “four-month sexual relationship” with yet another teen, which included a trip to an out-of-state gay-themed sex club where she watched him getting “serviced” by other men.
•Taking that student on what prosecutors described as a “terror ride” from Queens to Brooklyn that ended with her hiding in the bushes and her teacher screaming and banging on his car. “He threatened to tell her parents,” Mancino said.
•Sending full-frontal photos to four students, two of whom were minors.
•Storing an extensive library of pornography in his computer, which included bestiality — sex acts between humans and dogs, horses and goats.
But as disturbing as this litany of behavior may be… I am more genuinely horrified by those who commented on the reports.
These are supposedly everyday web users who–we perhaps wrongly assume–have a moral compass.
“George” on NBC’s version: “#FreeShayShay”
“Pam” from the NYDailyNews: “The problem is cell phones.”
“David” on NBC’s page: “I just want to point out how the police try to pollute the jury pool… Also I have to wonder about the parents of these girls.”
“Jay” on NYDailyNews: “The corruption of the UFT (Union of Federated Teachers) is the problem.”
“Sally” on NYDailyNews: “These girls think it’s cool and cute. Something to talk about amongst their friends.”
“Winston” on NBC: “I bet if this was a female teacher doing this to male students, the comments here would be so different and she would not be facing jail time!”
“Sick Of This Mess” on NYDailyNews: “How these young girls can allow themselves to be exploited in their private sexuality is disturbing.”
And these were merely some of the responses that went on for pages with nearly none of them blaming the true culprit… Sean Shaynak.
They blamed the union, the parents, the cell phone, social media and even the victims.
And a word on that. Camille Paglia over at TIME magazine wrote and excellent piece this week that documents the dangers girls go into this world facing each day. The savage nature of men is something we increasingly are too absent in the home to communicate. Or we have them so insulated from that reality that they walk into truly dangerous situations with a naïveté that puts them at greater risk than they actually realize.
All of which may be amplified when a person you trust–like your math or physics teacher–gives you attention you may not be getting otherwise and most certainly need or crave.
A perve going to prison for attempting these crimes is actually just.
But what defies all sorts of logic is how these people who comment see the blame everywhere except in the actions of the villain.
And I wonder if that’s by design?
If men who wish to go to sex clubs, or pay a stripper to rub up on them don’t wish to see their own actions as immoral, then obviously they blame the girls, the strippers, maybe even the poll rather than evaluate the need to adjust their own behavior.
Secretly perhaps many of the commenters wished they could have been part of the teacher’s exploits, maybe they too harbor such dark desires.
There is no voice in our culture that encourages them to to restrain that part of their desires.
The culture tells us to do what we want when we want and to ignore voices that say otherwise.
Even though our conscience tells us it is wrong to exploit innocent children, the unwillingness to keep desires in check reaches cognitive dissonance, so we block out the things that tell us something is wrong.
It makes our society less intelligent and ends up raping our underage daughters…
Isn’t it interesting how our “progressive” views endanger those we love the most!