How We Arrived Here:

July 14, 2017 – “To Tag A Pedophile – The Monster Among Us”

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September 17, 2017 – “Being A Good Friend”

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October 16, 2017 – Brainstorming Some are holding back for someone else to come forward. Some because they don’t want to have their name attached or because they don’t want to bring up old feelings. All of this, even though they have far more than their names invested already — those old feelings are sitting right there in their laps where they’ve always been.
October 12, 2017 – Glencoe News Article  – District 35 Says It Finds No Evidence to support our claims…

The District Board “says” … but they are being untruthful.
Reminder: They are not law enforcement and, therefore, are not bound by Statute of Limitations. This should be considered a moral issue concerning Illinois School District 35, and should not be viewed defensively.

If this very personal letter to Superintendent Catherine Wang, from one of victim #2’s best childhood friends, is not considered to be moral proof of Martin’s wrongdoings, then nothing will ever be.

Also see email correspondence from D35’s lawyer about our 7th victim.

… Also see internal notes from the son of a former D35 President: “Sick Man… not who we thought he was.”

September 14, 2017 – Glencoe Anchor Article  – New Standards Requested from the District 35 School Board. To the surprise of the school board, a coalition of Glencoe community members and District 35 alumni convened upon the board of education to charge the district to raise their investigation standards in hopes of finding justice and encouraging victims of Martin’s sexual assaults to step forward to Glencoe Police. 847-835-4112
September 12, 2017 – Glencoe News Article  – District 35 School Board Should be Doing More to Look into Sexual Abuse…

September 7, 2017 –

  1. Illinois District 35 board meeting Statement – Jason S.
  2. Illinois District 35 board meeting Statement – Dave S.
  3. Illinois District 35 board meeting Statement – Annie S.
  4. Illinois District 35 board meeting Statement – Kate E.
This was no ordinary School Board Meeting.

Unannounced and six strong, we marched into the room to read four heartfelt statements which left some board members in tears.

Oh, to have been “a fly on the wall” after we left that room.

August 14, 2017 – Glencoe Anchor Article – “Files: No molestation, but history of anger, lewd writing”

In this story from August 2017, The Anchor shares glowing endorsements from Martin’s fans, but also discloses lewd excerpts from Martin’s personal writings which he sent to his D35 colleagues, “Charles Young (Glencoe Schools Superintendent), Jeanne C Baxter (Principal of Central School), Barbara Unikel (Principal of South School), George Kaiser (School Counselor), and Jackie (unknown) in 1983.
August 11, 2017 – Internal Notes from Unknown . The note-taker, whose father was once President of the District 35 Board of Education, drifts from confidence (07/31/2017) into degrees of doubt by 08/11/2017.

August 3, 2017 – Two Accuse ex-Glencoe Teacher of Molestation News that the Second Victim Came Forward.

It was relieving to learn that another victim had come forward, but his formal appointment with Police was carelessly rescheduled and he was not heard from again by authorities. Our elation was short-lived when we learned that he never did actually use his name in the report. And so, we were back to square one, with no official case.
July 30, 2017 – Letter of Community Outreach to D35 – A Classmate Describes the 1977-’78 New York City Trip “… he did molest one of my closest friends and three other kids that I knew. It was common knowledge.. and nobody did anything about it..”
“If you contacted every member of Mr. Martin’s class in the year he was my teacher, I promise you that everyone would remember the allegations and the names of the kids involved, and that many would recall being told first hand about what happened…”

July 28, 2017 – District 35 Community LetterPfft!

District releases a letter to Glencoe residents stating that, “… we wanted to be sure you learned of this matter directly from the Glencoe Schools.” With a second victim secretly in hand, their “eleventh hour” disclosure already missed the boat forasmuch as they had known for (5) years by now, my “Note” had already gained over 2,400 reads in two weeks, and because the press had already printed the story.
July 28, 2017 – Internal District 35 Correspondence – Attorney, Michael A. Loizzi, Jr. to Dr. Catherine Wang Illinois School District 35’s lawyer has, in hand, information suggesting that Martin did molest a second young boy on the very same day that they released the benign July 28, 2017 “Community Letter.”
July 28, 2017 – Letter of Community Outreach to D35 –  This writer raised two daughters in Glencoe from 1980 to 2014. One of which remembers that Martin had “special” little boy friends, but she prefers to remain silent. The writer also named a witness [a former teacher] in this email to D35 superintendent, Dr. Catherine Wang.
July 28, 2017 – Pioneer Press Article: Sex Abuse Allegations Surface Against Former Glencoe Teacher Finally!
October 05, 2012 – Detectives Harlow and May Visit Marvin Martin – FOIA Document. Remember when Martin said that he has no memory of me at all?

This report from 2012 states that Martin remembers “all the Stroud boys”… not “both of the Stroud boys.” He also remembered staying at our house for a weekend but denied ever having contact with me “… in a sexual way.”

That’s a far cry from having “no memory of me at all” as he adamantly claims today.

November 2, 1983 – A Message from Marvin Martin – “Phyllis”

November 2, 1983 – A Message from Marvin Martin – “Richard”

“Realities [Martin] remembers and the feelings they generated.”
In 1983, Marvin Martin shared writings with Central School colleagues about his time at Taylor Children’s Home in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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