Freeman no longer a free man as sentence handed down for Sex with Minor
Freeman was a teacher with a “level of trust, level of responsibility” and a mandated reporter of the very crimes he committed. His victim was a minor, who needed counseling after the crimes were made public. He used sophistication to cover up and facilitate the crimes.
... impact statement from the victim, who sat with her family in the audience.
At age 17, the letter said, she felt “emotionally broken” as her father was ill and would later die from the illness. She noted that she was Freeman’s babysitter, and she “never felt so used in my life,” even though she was “promised a fairytale future.” Instead, she said, she finally saw that she was being manipulated and that he lied to the school administration for two years.
The victim’s mother then stepped up and read her letter. She said Freeman took advantage of her daughter at a time when she was the primary caregiver for her father. After the crimes were made public, her daughter “cried a lot” and was depressed. She pulled away from friends and family. “He put my daughter through hell, but (she) is healing.” ...