Former District 50 Harvard High School Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Raping 11-Year Old Girl

Paul Steven Perron, a Harvard High School history teacher from 1982 to 2002, has been arrested in Brazil for raping an 11-year old girl.

He paid her $350.

Paul Steven Perron, 55, was arrested on suspicion of raping an 11-year-old boy in Recife. Photo: PCPE / Divulgação

Paul Steven Perron

Perron was also a cross country and track coach, later a girls varsity track cross country coach

The source has this subhead:

According to the Civil Police the 55-year-old man paid $350 to the victim to practice the crime

Paul Steven Perron, now 55, taught at Harvard High School.

Here is how the police of Recife, Brazil, discribed the situation:

“Police learned of the case through the child’s parents, who live in a poor community in Recife and distrusted the origin of the money that the daughter carried. Her older sister also saw pictures of the girl on social networks in an unfamiliar apartment with alcohol.”

The police revealed, “Paul Perron has lived in the capital of Pernambuco since July 2017 and is a professor at the American School of Recife, in the Boa Viagem neighborhood.”

The penalty could be eight to 15 years in prison.

Police think that Perron is involved in a child prostitution network.

Found was Perron’s passport showing “large number of trips registered…to countries known as part of a child sex tourism route. On the list, there are nations in Africa and Asia.”


Former District 50 Harvard High School Teacher Arrested on Suspicion of Raping 11-Year Old Girl — 8 Comments

  1. Brazilian prisons, like most in South America, are notoriously barbaric.

    Considering he is a foreigner charged with such a crime…

  2. Mumbling Mutton

    Apparently I missed the part of the story where it said he was convicted of a crime, or the part that said he was retired and receiving a pension from his teaching in Illinois, or the part that said what he was doing, even if convicted, has any bearing on a pension, if any, in Illinois or anywhere else in these United States.

    Dial it back a bit, if he IS convicted in Brazil, his punishment will more than fit the crime as CP has alluded to.

  3. He was my immediate next door neighbor growing up.

    I cant believe these allegations are true. He was a good person then, and others that know him now say the same about him.

    The truth will come out.

  4. At the preliminary hearing he pleaded guilty.

    Subsequently, he was advised by lawyers to deny the crime.

    I live in Recife and I know a lawyer who refused to defend the accused because of ethics.

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