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Because of pornography, convicted politician resigns from CVP

Michael Hugentobler was convicted of multiple attempted sexual acts with a child and multiple pornography (see Box). The CVP-member of the Parliament resigned on Monday from all Offices, and now also from his party, such as the St. Gallen CVP-President Patrick Dürr opposite says.

in order Hugentobler came before a process of elimination of his party. This criticizes, however, that the trained primary and secondary teacher drew the consequences, as he was sentenced. Will be on CVP-President Gerhard Pfister says that it would have been correct if the cantonal Parliament would have stepped back sooner.

Hugentobler, until July 2017, as a teacher, most recently at the Catholic Canton middle school Flade in St. Gallen. There it is, on request, that since Monday at noon, 14. January, note of the condemnation of Hugentoblers. Previously, you knew nothing of the procedure. "Council and staff are deeply affected and deplore the inexcusable Attacks," said school Board President Margrit Stadler.

No Disqualification

Michael Hugentobler had been employed until three years ago as a teacher in the Flade, he then moved at his own request, in the IT industry. From then on, he was at the Flade as an IT Supporter and consultant, starting in August 2018 in the contract with his own company. Since Monday, however, he had no mandates from the school and no longer have access to the premises of the Flade.

"During the whole time, as Michael brown was in the Flade, there was no evidence of misconduct; he was a valued employee," says Stadler. The Flade required of all teachers prior to employment, a criminal records extract, the usual.

An activity prohibition order was not pronounced in the present case. According to Roman Dobler, spokesman for the Prosecutor's office of St. Gallen, were in favour of the then-current statutory requirements are not met. As a teacher, Hugentobler is working yet again. "He has given his teacher a patent in the last year, irrevocably," says Dobler. With the conviction Hugentobler has an entry in the criminal register, a message to the education Department of St. Gallen was not, however, made. The basis for such a message would have been a prohibition of Activity.

prevention in Pfadi important

In his spare time, was Hugentobler engaged in the Pfadi. On the Website of the scout Helveter he was listed until the Monday as the person responsible for the site. On Tuesday, he no longer appears there. In addition, Hugentobler resigned on Monday as a member of the Board of the Association of the Federal stock 2021, effective immediately, as it is called on the request of 20 minutes. The Federal bearings (Bula) is a national scout camp of the Swiss guide and scout movement.

In this camp, scouts meet from all over Switzerland and abroad. "The Swiss guide and scout movement is considered sexual exploitation and Assault, as well as border violations as a Central attack on the personality of children and young people. As a youth Association of the Swiss guide and scout movement will not tolerate the sexual exploitation still border-injurious behavior in the scouts", so the media is responsible for Daniela's servant.

The Swiss guide and scout movement does not require regularly Criminal records of the adults involved in the scouts. We recommend, however, especially for external Conducting, which are not in the Department known, a reference from the previous Department. "This is not available, it is recommended to request a special private extract for," said the servant.

The prevention of sexual exploitation in the education and training for Scout leaders as well as in whose care an important place. "The scout Executive will be sensitized during the training, to accompany the behavior of your mitleite be mindful, and to communicate openly and honestly," says servant.

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Created: 15.01.2019, 16:40 PM

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