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This profile was last updated on 12/10/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Edgar W. Friedrichs Jr.

Wrong Edgar W. Friedrichs Jr.?

Principal

Jeremy's elementary school
 
Background

Employment History

  • Principal
    Beckwith Elementary School
  • Jeremy Bell's Principal and Teacher
    Beckwith Elementary School
  • Teacher
    Interboro School District
  • Principal
38 Total References
Web References
Newsroom - S.E.S.A.M.E. - Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct & Exploitation
www.sesamenet.org, 10 Dec 2012 [cached]
Then there was Roy E. Bell, of West Virginia, recounting how his 12-year-old son, Jeremy, was drugged, sexually assaulted and killed by his principal, Edgar Friedrichs.
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Friedrichs admitted sexual misconduct and was allowed to resign from a Pennsylvania school district then resumed teaching in West Virginia where he ultimately became the Principal at Jeremy's elementary school.
Montgomery Herald - ‘The Jeremy Bell Act of 2006’
www.montgomery-herald.com, 14 Dec 2006 [cached]
Jeremy Bell was a 12-year-old Fayette County student who died in 1997 while in the care of his school principal Edgar Friedrichs Jr., a former teacher who began his career at Prospect Park Elementary School in Delaware County, Pa., over 30 years ago.
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Despite accusations of child molestation in the Pennsylvania school, Friedrichs was able to transfer to another school in West Virginia, where he continued his alleged crimes.
While not initially charged with Bell's death, Friedrichs was found guilty of one count of first-degree sexual abuse and three felony counts of sexual abuse by a custodian on Jan. 31, 2002.The children he was found guilty of harming were Bell's two friends.Friedrichs was sentenced to a minimum of 31 years in prison.
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Friedrichs, who was formerly principal of Falls View and Beckwith Elementary schools, was indicted on first-degree murder charges in May 2003.
Former Principal In Court On Murder Charges
www.wboy.com, 24 June 2005 [cached]
Edgar Friedrichs is accused in the murder of 12-year-old Jeremy Bell in 1997.
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Friedrichs had been Jeremy Bell's principal and teacher at Beckwith Elementary School.
His trial is set to begin on July 25th.
NEPA News
www.nepanews.com, 16 Sept 2004 [cached]
The lawsuit names former principal Edgar W. Friedrichs Jr.; the Fayette County Board of Education; the Interboro School District outside Philadelphia; and Robert J. Castle, a former Prospect Park, Pa., principal, as defendants.
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Friedrichs faces a murder charge in Bell's death.He is serving a prison term unconnected sex crimes involving his former Beckwith Elementary School students.
During that trial, a man testified about experience as a child with Friedrichs in the Interboro School District, where Friedrichs taught before he was hired in Fayette County.
The lawsuit says Pennsylvania officials "became fully aware that defendant Friedrichs was a predator who repeatedly sexually assaulted and abused minor students of the Interboro School District."
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The note is on a reference form and explains Friedrichs was a fifth-grade teacher for eight years.
The bill was spurred, Toomey said, ...
www.timesleader.com, 8 Dec 2013 [cached]
The bill was spurred, Toomey said, by a case in West Virginia that involved Edgar Friedrichs, a former Pennsylvania teacher who had been dismissed by the Interboro School District in Delaware County for sexual misconduct.
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