Recorded Conversation Reveals Damning Evidence Against Substitute Teacher

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email

An arrest affidavit obtained by 11 News reveals disturbing details about what a District 11 substitute teacher allegedly asked a student to do in a recorded phone conversation.

Documents say 73-year-old Lloyd Clark offered a 15-year-old boy as much as $5,000 to perform sexual acts. The first incident allegedly happened in a classroom at Wasson High School last Thursday. The student immediately contacted the school resource officer.

According to the arrest affidavit, detectives then set up a recorded phone conversation between the alleged victim and Clark. In the conversation, a detective says Clark reiterated the agreement he allegedly made with the student earlier that day.

A former Doherty student, Caitlin Krzywonski says she doesn't believe any of it. She says she had Mr. Clark, he sub they all called Gramps several times as a freshman at Doherty High School.

"Everybody loved him, if you had a sub you wanted Gramps," Caitlin said.

Caitlin believes it was all just a misunderstanding.

"I think even if he did say something in a conversation it was not meant to be taken seriously, that's not the kind of man he was," she said.

Clark was arrested Thursday afternoon at his Colorado Springs home. He posted a $10,000 bond and was released from the Criminal Justice Center early Friday morning.

He faces a felony charge of solicitation for child prostitution. Clark is expected to be advised of his charges in court on Wednesday.


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  • by Michael Location: Tacoma, WA on Oct 11, 2009 at 07:19 PM
    Did "Gramps" ever teach junior high music in Montana, a long long time ago? My teacher had the same name.
  • by nina Location: c/s on Feb 28, 2008 at 11:33 PM
    wow people! Is this horrible or what! We have people making this PREDATOR into a victim of sorts because he is a nice guy! And at the same time the victim in this whole thing is being made to look like a monster because HE DID THE RIGHT THING!! What is going on here!?!? He couldn't have done it because he's a 'nice guy'??!!! That is crazy! No offense but really, cmon.... To the victim; dude you so did the right thing. What you did took alot of courage and it was and IS the correct thing to do. This man has problems that finally are brought to light. Who knows how many people you have saved from this mans WRONG actions. You are very much a hero and if I could thank you personally I would. You also opened the door for other victims who unfortuneatly didn't have the courage or didn't know what to do in such a heinious situation. I'll just end by saying Thank You for doing the right thing. Thank you also to your parents... they'll know why.
  • by tennis partner Location: WHS on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:27 PM
    I do believe you and I am on your side. It is great that you are out there raising awareness that this can happen to anyone. And I think you are one of the bravest people I know. Because coming out and saying something that other people will end up hating you for is admirable. And I admire you!!! Thanks for keeping this guy from doing it to anyone else.
  • by Adriana Location: Colorado on Feb 23, 2008 at 08:38 PM
    Ok so I had Graps as a sub. too and I hate all tese stupid people getting all mad about he victim coming forward! Yea Gramps was a cool sub but all the evidence proves that he is guilty! and all i can say is that the victim is really brave! I totally believe he did the right thing! so THANK YOU!
  • by Victim Location: Home on Feb 23, 2008 at 08:13 PM
    Wow...Im surprised they posted my last comment, but im very happy it sparked the conversation that it has. I would like to get the word out about this but im not quite sure how.If I could possibly get some WHS students to get on my side and actually beleive me it would be easier. They all think im lying because they liked him. But you read the article, we had a taped conversation, which I beleive might be released soon. He abviously did it and I would like to raise awareness that this can happen to anyone. I know its hard to believe that im actually the person this happened to but if you will just trust.
  • by I can't believe this Location: colorado springs on Feb 23, 2008 at 03:13 PM
    This is so sad! I had 'gramps' many times and would NEVER expect this. He was my favorite sub. I truly hope that if this is the truth that Gramps gets help, if it just some made up story then that kid did something that is going to change a life and in a bad way. On the other hand, if there is a phone conversation of gramps saying this, then I have no argument. It is just really sad to me. Be careful out there.
  • by not sure what to believe.... Location: c springs on Feb 23, 2008 at 02:47 PM
    I agree! Like I said before its the people that you would least expect to do it that do!
  • by Me Location: cs on Feb 22, 2008 at 09:07 PM
    This is ridiculous! The victim who wrote--highly, highly impressive. But, all of you people who actually think that such a great guy couldn't have done that--SPARE ME. I suppose the fire chief of a town I will not name didn't abuse me as a 3 year old because who could even imagine that a fire chief would do that. If we could pick out sexually abusive people in a crowd, then why would we have them. Wise up, it's not rocket science. You should be deeply ashamed of yourselves.
  • by not sure what to believe..... Location: c springs on Feb 22, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    wow im happy that the victim had the guts to write....its too bad that he did take advantage of the fact that he was such a trusted person, it just proves that ANYONE can be a sexual preditor! Keep it up victim and dont be ashamed or scared to speak up either cause u did the right thing!
  • by Victim Location: Home on Feb 21, 2008 at 03:54 PM
    Ok....Ive been wondering whether to post this or not...this happened to me. This is the victim...I am not saying who I am for legal reasons...You say he couldnt do this, he can, he did, I had to sit on the phone with him for 30 some odd minutes reliving what had happened just a couple hours before. Ok, yes I feel guilty for putting a 73 year old "senile" man in such a predicament, but what he did is wrong and he needs to be reprimanded for his actions. And to my knowledge more and more students are coming forward saying he did the same thing to them....but they were too afraid to come forward. I dont like to be consedered a hero, but I would like to say that I did the right thing and people should stop saying he didnt do it for the simple fact that you dont know...You said you liked him...couldnt that have been a ploy for you to be lured into his trap. As far as Im concerned he's a pro at this and needs to get help.
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