Speaking recently to reporters who showed up for a Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting, embattled Sheriff Paul Babeu said that cease and desist notices were filed with a "one news station in particular" and that "there's likely legal action that will follow with that."
|Michael DeSisto, (pictured center) founder of DeSisto School, appointed Paul Babeu as headmaster from 1999 to 2001.|
ABC 15, along with other media outlets, have reported extensively on Babeu's ties to the DeSisto School, a private boarding school for troubled teens. Babeu was the headmaster and executive director at the Massachusetts school from 1999 to 2001.
We left messages for ABC15 regarding Babeu's statements, but haven't heard back.
Babeu remains twisted up over allegations that he was involved in a relationship with a 17-year-old at DeSisto School in Massachusetts while he served as headmaster and executive director of the school. The source of that allegation is Lucy Babeu, the sheriff's sister.
While Babeu and his attorneys have tried to discredit her, and Babeu's apologists have poked fun of her as being "paranoid," her allegations are backed up by several individuals who attended the private boarding school during Babeu's tenure.
Chris DeRose, one of Babeu's attorneys, didn't immediately respond to New Times request for clarification of the sheriff's statement.More »