Steve Mulkey was one of my teachers in the seventh grade. If your daughter was ever taught or coached by Mulkey, you need to read the petition for a court of inquiry that was filed today. Here’s an excerpt:
Steven Dale Mulkey began teaching and coaching in the Union Grove Independent School District in 1982. In his spare time (and even on work time), he was a sexual predator who targeted adolescent girls. Mulkey began sexually harassing and sexually molesting the Petitioners, who were students at Union Grove, when they were between the ages of 12 and 14. Mulkey grabbed the breasts and/or genital areas of the Petitioners and, in at least one case, engaged in sexual intercourse with a Petitioner. At all times relevant, the Petitioners were younger than 17 years of age.
Why is this coming up now? Because Mulkey recently was rehired by Union Grove. As the petition explains, we are looking for other girls and women who may have been assaulted, particularly in more recent years. If that describes you or someone you know, please contact me at 979-985-5289 (tyclevenger at yahoo.com), or Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd at 903-843-5513.
The Union Grove school board is scheduled to meet in special session on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. I don’t know any details other than what is available on the school district website, but if you want to follow this discussion in greater detail, please visit the special page at https://www.facebook.com/CoachSteveMulkey.
By the way, I’m aware of similar allegations against other teachers / coaches from the same time period. Some of them are still teaching and coaching. If you’re one of these men, you’d better pray that your victims don’t decide to go public. I have already heard from some of them.