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Teacher Arrested on Charge of Soliciting Minor

Dorchester County deputies have arrested William Albert Brown of Summerville for alleged assault and soliciting minor as teacher at Dubose Middle.

Dorchester County deputies have arrested a man they say committed criminal solicitation of and inappropriately touched a minor as a teacher at .

William Albert Brown, 49, of Summerville was arrested Friday after a Thursday incident was brought to the authorities, according to Dorchester County Sheriff's Office PIO Maj. John Garrison. 

According to the office, deputies received a call about a Dubose Middle teacher making inappropriate comments to a 14-year-old student. Investigators discovered the student was also allegedly touched in an inappropriate manner.

Brown is charged with assault second degree and criminal solicitation of a minor. 

This matter is still under investigation.

Kayla May May 17, 2012 at 01:06 PM
i agree with Scotty i took his class for two weeks and i didnt like the way it was so i immediately got it changed and now im glad that i got out of that creeps class
Kayla May May 17, 2012 at 01:10 PM
just because he was a veteran doesnt mean this poor girl is lieing i may not know the entire situation but i think its fair to listen to her side of the story to and just because yall say she comes from not a good life at home doesbt mean she lied about this yall dont know what she has to go through on a normal day so before yall start blaming her for just wanting attention and lying to everyone listen to her story as well dont act like you know somebody bc you had there class nobody truely knows someone!!!
Jen May 17, 2012 at 03:58 PM
I even recall before having him as a teacher that other students would say he would sit the better looking girls in the front row, sure enough we got to his class and that's how he did it, we had all girl classes. This was not just an observation from me but from my other peers as well. I agree with Scott I recall many times he would make references and comments about that kind of stuff, just because hes a great teacher dosent mean hes not a weirdo, I got that Vibe from him just some of you didnt see it, I know I probably didnt even catch half of his inappropriate remarks because when your still that age you dont know some of what that stuff means and you dont realize how inappropriate it was till late.
K May 17, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I was in his class 14 years ago and he never mad comments of that nature. And all we have been hearing is her side of the story. We have yet to hear his. And as you said, nobody truly knows someone! So why are you on here passing judgement?! "now im glad that i got out of that creeps class." Really?! You didn't like the way his class was meaning that you would actually learn something?! Maybe if you stayed longer you would have had the pleasure of knowing what a great person and teacher he was. It shows in the hundreds of supporters he has. That alone speaks for itself. And you don't know him at all!
Former student May 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Thata boy Mr Brown! Get em while their fresh!
Jen May 18, 2012 at 05:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OCz55k0pdc Things arent always as they seem.
Just being ME May 20, 2012 at 09:12 AM
Did he fail you?? or anyone you were close with???
Just being ME May 20, 2012 at 09:33 AM
I would like to add that when I had the privlage of beiing in Mr. Brown's class I was what you considered "popular" .... that being said (to the earlier post about the pretty girls being seated in the front row....) I can't agree with that statement. I had an amazing class.....(full of pretty girls) and Mr. Brown treated everyone equally!!!! I wasnt there when the allegations were made, I don't know the young girl who claims she was molested/assulted, and I'm not God who knows the absolute truth..... but I will say that I have a feeling that these allegations stem from someone who was either failing his class, or perhaps had a "thing" for Mr. Brown. Again... I wasn't there, but I heartfull believe the story that made its way to the athorities isn't the truth!!!!!
Free Mr.Brown May 22, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Everyone has their opinions. It's funny how the very wrong and derogatory comments against Mr. Brown are from people with horrible grammar and can't spell. Just saying... Anyways, It's a sad world when teachers are guilty until proven innocent. They put their hearts and souls into their teaching, work for years for low pay, and unfortunately now receive almost zero incentives for furthering their education (ie. graduate degree). I have a lot of friends who are teachers and an example of my above statement would be about a teacher in the community I live in. She had worked in the school system for 20+ years and had a real passion for teaching. She was accused by one student of saying explicit things during class and being "aggressive" towards him. She did not get to defend herself and was immediately put on admin leave. It turns out that this kid was failing school and blamed her for his misfortune. She never did the things he said she did, but she almost lost her job and had to hire a lawyer to defend herself. Things like this should never be allowed to happen. Some kids have no respect for their elders, make things up out of anger, and have no remorse for their actions. So, anyone who knows Mr. Brown would know he is not capable of this and wouldn't think for another second about weather or not he is guilty. I pray this will be over with soon and he can get back to his life, but there will be permanent scars left in the wake of it all.
Anna May 22, 2012 at 01:54 PM
I wonder if the police investigated the previous school he taught at in Florida. Maybe he has a history of doing this before. Some school districts like to hush this stuff up & give these teachers a chance to just leave without all the bad publicity!
Joshua Groves May 23, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Liars are always easy to spot! Especially the ones who choose to remain anonymous. Judging by your feeble attempt at slander and your pitiful grammar, you make it painfully obvious that you were either not one of his students, or you were entirely too dense to retain anything that he taught you. So which one is it Mr.N/A?
Former Studient May 23, 2012 at 02:57 AM
As a former studient, and a female studient at that, I find this whole thing hard to believe. Mr. Brown was a wonderful teacher who made a lasting inpact on many lives. 15 years later, I still talk about him and the lessons that he taught. I agree with the previous comments about the girl either failing/having a crush on him. Believe me, I seen girls crush on him 15 years ago and he acted no less than professional.
N/A May 26, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Joshua Groves I am not a liar. I was in his class my brother was in his class. I put N/A because there is no reason people need to know my name. If you really must know my name, then ill give it to you through your email but not a public sight. I will gladly give you my 8th grade yearbook to prove I was in his class, even if that is your strongest argument.
N/A May 26, 2012 at 02:04 PM
What is funny as that people think your a liar, if you don't have the best grammar and wrote everything on your phone. Listen, intelligence has nothing to do if your guilty or not? Your reasoning is unfair. I am not a liar I was a student of Mr.Brown and my brother was a student of Mr. Brown. I never once made fun of your intelligence or writing abilities that has nothing to do with Mr. Browns Charges. I dont sit here and read over what I wrote. I graduated in the top 5% of my class and I attend one of the top universities in Florida. I am not unintelligent and even if I was that does not mean I have no right to an opinion or that my observations are wrong Im telling you how I saw it and what I have experienced.
Joshua Groves May 26, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Is it just me or does "N/A" seem extra defensive for someone with a clear conscience about telling the truth?
Bonnie June 16, 2012 at 01:16 AM
It's just you Joshua. N/A is entitled to his or her opinion. Skip Reville's wife didn't know he was molesting all these young boys and she was married to him. Is it really that unheard of that a well respected and well loved teacher would never engage in such behavior? No, it's not unheard of. What is appalling is the amount of posters that want to put down a young girl based on nothing more than they know Mr. Brown and he could never do this. Gee, I bet that has never been said about a child molester before. I hope Mr. Brown is innocent but I would never call a young girl a liar until an investigation was completed. Some of you should be ashamed of yourselves. And please dispense with the kids these days have no respect. I'm 52 and probably older than most of you that have posted and my generation said the same sorry crap that you spew out now. I get so tired of hearing it. The kids of today....blah....blah...blah....If you don't think kids are respectful then why don't some of you adults trying being respectful yourselves? For starters, quit screaming at your kids and then get angry when they aren't respectful. Stop hitting them AKA spanking and then have the nerve to get angry when they hit their siblings. What I see is the ADULTS need to show up some respect. If they could only see the irony.
Person June 18, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I know Mr.Brown && his daughter and his wife, his wife is my dance teacher.., Ive known them for a while now.. and i know for a fact he wouldnt do anything to harm a minor. He might go all out his way to protect her but to harm a minor. Mr.Brown is a loving man and i know he wouldnt never do anything like that. That girl who is telling the lie need to stop because it's not cool at all.
Emily Balzano June 27, 2012 at 07:33 PM
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Emily Balzano June 27, 2012 at 07:34 PM
mr.brown has always been weird to girls!! im pretty sure he is a child milestor oh well , if he likes girls better than women thats him.
Ashley Blow June 27, 2012 at 07:49 PM
^^^Talk about an ignorant comment!
Joshua Groves July 03, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Hey Ashley, do you have any idea what a "milestor" is? It's always easy to spot the ignorant, poorly educated, overly opinionated idiots with nothing more than a glimpse of their pathetic grammatical skills.
Ashley Blow July 03, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Seriously!
palm beach July 13, 2012 at 12:25 AM
I know that she is NOT lying....
former CWOOD student. July 19, 2012 at 09:37 AM
Everyone knows that MR. Brown put the pretty girls in the front row. there was about 5rows and his favorite girls sat in the front. they rarely did any work and always had great grades, I know this because I was one of those girls. All the girls that were "favorites" always talked about how mr.brown was a creep and would make "not so appropriate" comments to us... *(being that we were in his 8th grade language class". I still know people to this day who say to me" Remeber mr.Brown, that pervert he loved you!. Before this situation was brought to light. If the Judge and Lawyers really want a case they need to go back to Crestwood 2003/04 Class and talk to those girls.. Especially the girls from 5th period.. Or maybe ask the principal for the LETTER a particular girl wrote to Ms. Sigler in reference to her husband..... Then maybe some light would be shed on "mr. Sweet old Brown.".....He didnt do it to everygirl, he was selective.He didnt do it to his soccer girls. When i went off to high school, i even had a heart to heart with a girl i was on a sports team with, and told her what MR. Brown would say and do, and she didnt want to believe it. WELL ALEX ITS THE TRUTH. He isnt a stupid man..He knows how to play the game..
former CWOOD student. July 19, 2012 at 09:49 AM
He would touch my arms and shoulders, make creepy comments in my ear, comments about the way im dressed. He would offer to take me home, when there wasNO reason what so ever to, Begged me to come back and visit him after i went off to college.. ALl they really have to do is investigate PBC school crestwood to find out A LOT about mr. Brown.. Many girls would come forward. I could bring 4 including myself... He is a creep.. we all know it.. Yes he is a nice guy, but the nice guys people TRUST the most end up being the ones who do the worst work... Its something that the people above need to really think about. I understand that you dont want to accept it. You have to understand that just because you "THINK YOU KNOW SOMEONE" doesnt mean you know whats going on upstairs...
UnKnownPDR August 04, 2012 at 09:39 PM
@former CWOOD student: That is some powerful allegation.
former CWood student September 29, 2012 at 01:06 AM
@unknownPDR i wouldnt make up something like that. Its the truth.. The last thing I would want to do is have a innocent man go to jail or become a sexual predator for life. I am in Law Enforcement and I know what would happen to him. As soon as these allegations came about of Mr.Brown, People immediately began calling me.. Its the truth and I feel bad for Mrs. Sigler/ Brown. Thing is she is in serious denial about it, and was back when i was in 8th grade.
Miami Dolphins October 20, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Crazy and sad to hear. I had him as a teacher back in 2001/2002 and he was undoubtedly one of my favorite teachers. But I can attest to the fact that there were some odd characteristics about him. Sure he was funny and nice, but I found it rather strange at the age of 13 that a teacher would place the most attractive girls in the front row. I remember thinking it back then, and frequently think about it from time to time. Interestingly, I was curious about his whereabouts and if he still taught at Crestwood and stumbled across this article. It honestly doesn't surprise me. I'm not saying he's guilty; however, I can see how a minor could question his actions, gestures and/or overall demeanor. And yes, he was selective and I say that with full conviction.
Amanda October 29, 2012 at 04:47 AM
I had mr.brown thirteen years ago myself as a teacher. His form of teaching was great. It was the only class i paid attention in. I have known him since i was six years old. My older brother had him as a teacher and a soccer coach. My views are different then my brothers on this. But i think he is wrong 100% i was a "favorite" my chair was the closet to his desk i had a nickname from him. And had a strong bond with him. But NEVER EVER did he talk touch or anything inappropriate toward me or anyone i know. He was a great teacher who knew how to get kids involved in their studies. He honestly cared. One of the best teachers i ever had. Its upsetting how his life has been destroyed by this. And not just his but his wife my other teacher ive had ftom crestwood.
Amanda October 29, 2012 at 04:50 AM
And lord knows how this will affect their daughter. She is the most innocent victim in all of this. my heart goes out to her and ms.sigler

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