April 27, 2008
Herman Keith Overcash, the former principal of South Davidson High School, pleaded guilty to three counts of felony sexual activity with a student and received a mix of active prison time, suspended prison time and probation.
Superior Court Judge Kimberly Taylor on Thursday ordered Overcash, 54, to serve an active sentence of two months for each charge, for a total of six months. He gets credit for time he has spent in jail since his arrest in April.
"He has told me that he is sorry for what he did and how it has affected everyone's life - and it even, it has everything to do with our lives. It expands, it goes out, it affects the students at the school and the teachers and everybody and here we are today," Said Overcash' attorney Bill Fritts.
Message To The Victim and Community:
We've allowed for an active forum on this issue during the course of these proceedings. During that time, the name, activities, personality, reputation and dignity of this student has been repeatedly trampled - although she at no time was charged with a crime.
As forum administrator, I want to personally apologize to this young lady if she had the occasion to read any of the comments made on this site.
No parent should ever be put in the position of wondering what school officials are doing with their children.
No student should ever be left to the guidance of adults who engage in sexual activity with other students - consensually or by force.
From this moment on, I will delete any and all comments that impugn the name, activities, persona and/or reputation of the student in this case. It's repulsive, irresponsible and a bad reflection on your community.
Post one comment about this student and I'll delete it within hours.
Furthermore, I want this victim to know that we support her fully. This site will also be cooperative with the student and/or her parents in determining what this link displays. Just email us and let us know if we can be of any help in this regard.
Furthermore, we have been in contact with local police. If I hear one threat or even a suggestion of a threat against this individual, I will provide the i.p address of that individual to authorities - and they can use it as they see fit. Yes, i.p. trackers can be installed on blogger now.
Enough is enough.
Previous Story On This Case
Denton, NC (The Weekly Vice) -- Herman Keith Overcash, a 54 year old principal of South Davidson High School in Denton, NC has been arrested on accusations of sexual activity with a female student.
Police have charged Overcash with two counts of felony sexual activity with a student, according to police records.
Investigators say Overcash had sexual contact with a 17 year old girl on two separate incidents.
Although police have not released many details about the case, they have said that the alleged incidences occurred off of school property and within the last few weeks.
Police first became aware of Overcash' activity when a "third party" reported it.
Following his arrest Overcash appeared before a magistrate who set bail at $250,000. While was reportedly still being held in the Davidson County Jail.
Overcash asked for a reduction in bond, however the prosecutor's office opposed the request, classifying Overcash as a flight risk.
“We believe Mr. Overcash is a flight risk based on statements that he made in reference to the victim that if this matter came to light that he would just have to get in a car and drive to Arizona,” Terry said. “Furthermore he was apprehended by law enforcement officers out of our jurisdiction. Officers found him in Forsyth County.”
Overcash' bond was maintained at $250,000.
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