UPDATE DECEMBER 2018: We are extremely saddened by the loss of our dear friend and a survivor of Jackson’s abuse (name withheld for privacy) who died from complications of substance abuse. He was a courageous hero in our pursuit of justice and will be deeply missed.
FROM PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: “Substance use is often used as a means to cope with the painful traumatic memories. Research has shown that childhood abuse has continually been linked to substance use problems.”
UPDATE Nov. 12-14, 2018: Articles published in Kazakhstan (click NEWS ARTICLES tab above for English translations)
UPDATE Nov. 6, 2018: Prior to teaching at QSI in Astana, Kazakhstan, Jackson was a teacher at QSI in Dongguan, China from January to June 2018. This was confirmed by a staff member at QSI Astana.
UPDATE Nov. 2, 2018: Jackson was found teaching at QSI School in Astana, Kazakhstan. A student reported unwanted physical contact by Jackson.
UPDATE: Sept. 2018 - New information from South Africa indicates Myers was pursuing sexual contact with boys during his student exchange program with a school near Cape Town.
UPDATE: May 2018 - Article about Myers in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. "Former Santa Cruz principal eludes prosecution despite allegations of molestation"
UPDATE: March 2018 - NEW REPORT of abuse. 1980's student reports being sexually abused by Myers when he was 12. Report includes an unwanted sexual experience and false imprisonment.
UPDATE: Feb. 2018 - Jackson is reported to be again living in Denver. (UPDATE to this: Jackson was not living in Denver at this time - he was in Dongguan China, teaching at QSI.)
UPDATE: Dec. 13, 2017 - Dan Peckman, Principal at Yeshiva Toras Chaim (YTC) wrote a "full page reference in glowing terms", "without a single negative comment or concern" on behalf of Jackson, despite having full knowledge of his confession and the multiple allegations of child sexual abuse. Peckman had even spoken personally with victims of Jackson’s sexual abuse who described the abuse as well as the aftermath of difficulties related to the incidents.
Rabbi Ahron Y. Wasserman responded untruthfully to concerns about the reference: "As far as any reference for Mr. Jackson, the school has not made any such reference that you are speaking or that we are being accused of."
UPDATE: Nov. 27, 2017 - CO DOE Public Document is discovered indicating Disciplinary Action and Denial of Professional Credentials. "He also engaged in unethical behavior in violation of [codes listed], in that he, although not convicted, committed inappropriate sexual contact and conduct with both student and non-student juveniles." See CO TEACHING LICENSE for complete document.
UPDATE: Nov. 26, 2017 - Second article published in The Guardian U.K. "UK watchdog launches inquiry into teacher who admitted molesting boys"
UPDATE: Nov. 23, 2017 - Article published in The Guardian U.K. "Teacher who confessed to abusing boys in U.S. found working in Essex school"
UPDATE: Nov. 22, 2017 - It is discovered that Stephen Swarup Jackson had been teaching 11-14 y/o boys at a school in England from June to late September, 2017, when his employment was terminated. The school filed a complaint against Jackson with government officials.
UPDATE: Nov. 4, 2017 - A man reports sexual misconduct by Myers/Jackson in the late 1960's when he was 11 years old and Myers was his 6th grade teacher at Cutler Elementary School in Cutler, CA.
UPDATE: Aug. 22, 2017 - Article comes out in Denver paper: "Steve Myers, Educator with Molestation Allegations, Found Yet Again in Denver"