Teacher Accused of Assaulting Student Has 3 Kids & a Pregnant Wife

A 38-year-old gym teacher from Pennsylvania has been arrested for allegedly having sex with one of his 15-year-old female students. Incidents like these -- and lord, there are too many to count these days -- are always horrendous. But when you hear about the details of this suspect's life, you might be 10 times more horrified to discover what he was reportedly up to during school hours.

Gym and health teacher William Barber is married. He and his wife have three children -- one of whom is a 4-year-old girl who is battling brain cancer.

And, to top things off, Barber's wife is reportedly pregnant with their fourth child.


Students at Garnet Valley Middle School reportedly told school administrators that there was a rumor about Barber hooking up with a young girl at the school. The teen allegedly sent the teacher photos of herself naked, and according to court documents obtained by the Delco Daily Times, he had no problem writing her messages on Twitter that read, "Wow you are a very sexy young lady" and "I shouldn't temp (sic) myself ... But your body makes me crazy."

The teen girl provided cops with copies of Barber's Twitter messages.

The two then reportedly met up at school at around 3:30 p.m., after Barber had finished coaching football. They allegedly had sex in a back room of the teacher's office -- but it didn't last long because she was a virgin and it hurt.

This story doesn't get any better, does it?

Barber was arrested at his home this week and faces some serious charges: statutory sexual assault, institutional sexual assault, indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors, and corruption of minors.

Let's go through a few of the millions of questions that pop into our heads when we read this. Did this man think he'd get away with this? Did he really value a moment of pleasure over this teen's well-being and the lives of his wife and three -- almost four -- children?

Was he searching for a way to break out of the stressful and extremely difficult challenges of seeing his daughter suffer from a horrific disease?

In the end, his reasons don't matter one bit. There's no excuse for his deplorable actions. He left his wife to deal with the heartache of taking care of their sick daughter while preparing to give birth to another child. Alone.

No matter how challenging his life may be right now, this man did not have the right to ruin the lives of a teen girl and his own family -- all of whom are victims -- because he possibly desired an escape. It's beyond selfish.

Why do you think this teacher allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl?


Image via Delaware County Sheriff's Office

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