Stephen Budd case: Police interrogation of former Rosarian Academy teacher released


[with video]

By: Alex Sanz
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — In a recorded interrogation with the West Palm Beach Police Department, Stephen Budd, the former Rosarian Academy teacher accused of engaging in sexual activity with at least two of his fourth grade students, questioned why the now-teenage girls would have made the allegations against him.

Earlier this year, two former students came forward and told the police department that in 2006, when they were in the fourth grade, Budd had engaged in sexual activity with them.

Investigator: “Why do you think this is going on now?”
Budd: “I don’t know. I don’t know.”
Investigator: “And, you don’t have anything that you think that you should be forthcoming about right now?”
Budd: “No.”
Investigator: “Were there any times where you were at the school and you did masturbate and then the girls did walk in or something?”
Budd: “No.”

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