Catholic School Creep Carl Mosher Pleads Guilty to Sex With Student-Related Charges

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Former St. Gregory's Catholic School gym teacher Carl Mosher.
Carl Mosher, a former physical education teacher St. Gregory's Catholic school in Phoenix, was in Maricopa County Superior Court this morning where he pleaded guilty to charges that he had sex with one of his 14-year-old students...in his office...at the school.

Mosher initially was charged with four counts of sexual conduct with a minor when he was arrested in February. This morning, he pleaded guilty to one count of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

We spoke with some of the parents at the school following Mosher's arrest. They were outraged not only with Mosher but with school administrators, as well, for how they handled the incident (more on that below).

According to court records obtained by New Times, after the victim's mother (who also is a teacher at St. Gregory's) had gone to police with the allegations that Mosher had sex with her daughter, she called Mosher -- who met the victim at a Catholic church and became a "close family friend" -- to try and get him to admit to having sex with her daughter.

During the call, Mosher admitted to having sexual intercourse with the girl -- as well as performing oral sex on her -- in his office at the school, where the girl is an eighth-grade student.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the relationship between Mosher and the girl began in December of 2010, when the girl was just 13, and continued until Mosher's arrest in February.

One father of a student at St. Gregory's, who asked to not be identified, provided New Times with details about how the school handled the allegations against Mosher -- which he says was far from satisfactory.

"Typical Catholic church," he says. "'We didn't see anything, we don't know anything'...that's how it's been"

The father says the first time parents heard about the allegations against Mosher was Sunday February 6 -- two days after Mosher's arrest -- and the school made the announcement via-a recorded emergency phone message.

The problem with a phone blast about a pervert teacher who had sex with a child is that it's not always parents who pick up the phone. The father says in several cases -- particularly with older students -- students answered the phone. Because it's such a small school, many of the students easily made the connection as to whom the victim was.

As for Mosher's teaching ability, the father tells New Times that "Carl's a shitty teacher. He spends 90 percent of the day on the phone texting when he was supposed to be teaching. Nobody thinks Carl is a good teacher."

The father goes on to say that Mosher's family is well-respected at the school, and often serve as Eucharist ministers during church services. Mosher's mother was a highly regarded teacher at the school, who, the father says, is now "falling apart" after news of her son's crimes broke.

The school was equally devastated by Mosher's crimes, the father says.

"We're a small school, without students we can't survive," he says. "The hardest part as a parent is the trust factor. [Mosher] broke that trust and there's no way to get it back."

Mosher's sentencing is scheduled for December 16, in front of Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Martin.

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10 comments
mommabearaz1
mommabearaz1

sentencing is scheduled for December 16 will you be covering this? I don't like all these teachers reports but it makes me wonder why these kids are looking for teacher love and why these men and women are looking at the children. I don't get it

Dumas
Dumas

You spoke to 1 (ONE) "outraged" Father! Get your facts straight, no wonder you work for a Trash News Paper Jeff!

Patrick O'Malley
Patrick O'Malley

Yet another Catholic pedophile, like tens of thousands before him, having sex with more children. 

Catholics protect their pedophiles like parents protect their children.

 

Parents – keep your children away from Catholics.

Cleo462
Cleo462

What a shame this has happened. We must keep both perpetrator and victim in our prayers and move on. There are better times ahead .

Jose12
Jose12

Most liberals would prefer that parents murder their children before birth, or if that's not possible, have the child wait until they can be raped by a negro. That is just how liberals would prefer it. Just sayin...

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Jesus was 13 when he had his first sexual experience.

Dumas
Dumas

Oops James, now i"m just like you in NOT getting my facts straight!

Beckyg2005
Beckyg2005

Catholics are not bad people their may be bad Catholics though. Pedophiles are from all religions and all races don't attack one religion because you can't admit that your belief system might contain some bad people.

Cleo462
Cleo462

Jesus is sinless and had no sex sins. Anything contrary is gossip and filthy liesabout our SAVIOR.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

And priests have been following his lead ever since.

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