The Sun-Sentinel’s Wells Dusenbury has co-authored an article highlighting the investigation of potential child sexual exploitation and we are linking to it. Obviously, in an investigation of this nature we need to let the process play out. Although 99% of the articles on FLN are focused on the positives this sport continues to give us, we do have to acknowledge a story like this too, given the connection to the Girls’ program at PBG. The investigation is ongoing and no arrest has been made at this time and as Wells continues to report on the story we will keep you up to date. The picture is from the Sun-Sentinel article.
Palm Beach Gardens High School athletic director Bill Weed is under police investigation for suspected child sexual exploitation that involves secretly videotaping a minor, according to Palm Beach Gardens police and court documents.
Weed is suspected of video voyeurism and having video or other visual images of a minor engaged in sexual activity, the documents say. Both are felony violations.
No arrest has been made and no charges filed in the case.
Confirming an active criminal investigation, Michael B. Edmondson, a spokesman for State Attorney Dave Aronberg in West Palm Beach, on Friday said no time frame has been set in the case.
Edmondson declined further comment.
Weed, 50, of Palm Beach Gardens, has been placed on administrative reassignment by Palm Beach County Schools, according to district officials. District spokesman Willie Williams, acknowledging an ongoing criminal investigation, last week said Weed is under review by the district’s personnel office.
Palm Beach Gardens principal Larry Clawson on Friday told parents the police probe was related to “an off-campus incident.”
Clawson, in a robocall alerting parents of media reports about Weed early Friday, said, “I want to assure you that this individual is not working on our campus or on any other school campus at this time.”
Weed began at Palm Beach Gardens as a cross country and track coach in 1998 and became athletic director in 2006. the girls lacrosse coach since the team’s inception in 2014, Weed was not present for the Gators’ March 6 game at Jupiter High. Gardens’ season ended on March 31 at Cardinal Newman in West Palm Beach – a game he also missed.
Read the rest of the article HERE . . . there also is a video report in the article