Teacher Charged As Serial Spanker
2/19/04 UPDATE: A Pennsylvania judge last week signed an order granting Clark's motion to dismiss a 48-count indictment filed against him last year. Judge Lawrence A. Brown concluded that Clark's spanking ritual was "foolish," but not "criminal." Montgomery County prosecutors are deciding whether to appeal Brown's ruling.
JULY 9--Meet Robert Clark. The 61-year-old pervert was charged yesterday with spanking and kissing eight boys enrolled in the not-for-profit Pennsylvania video workshop he ran. According to this Upper Moreland Police Department affidavit (in which the cops have redacted the kids' names), the retired teacher was a serial spanker who preyed on children as young as nine, often giving them whacks across their behinds as a sick birthday gift. Clark, pictured below in a police mug shot, is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. He has also been ordered to stay away from all children he is not related to. (3 pages)