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Doctor explains teacher's anatomy

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Doctor explains teacher's anatomy


Jurors were given an in-depth description Thursday of the feminine body traits belonging to a male teacher on trial for allegedly molesting a boy more than 20 years ago.

Charles "Chuck" Long Jr., a former Charleston County teacher named South Carolina's top educator in 1986, has genitalia close in size to an infant male, his doctor said.

Additionally, endocrinologist Leonard Lichtenstein testified Long cannot achieve an erect status or ejaculate, and has a shoulder and arm structure more associated with females.

For instance, his pelvis is broader than his shoulders, he said. "Chuck has a body form that is a mixture of male and female," Lichtenstein said at the Charleston County Judicial Center.

Lichtenstein's testimony was designed to rebuff allegations that the teacher engaged in masturbation sessions and other acts with one of his former students on James Island during the 1980s.

The doctor testified that Long, 60, whom he has treated for years, cannot engage in the physical component of sex, although during cross examination he conceded he is not a psychologist and could not discuss the psychology, or second component, of human sexuality.

Beyond Lichtenstein's testimony, defense lawyer Andy Savage spent much of the day calling about a dozen character witnesses who testified they knew Long, spent time at his house and were alone with him, and never saw anything immoral or out of the norm.

"It was great," former student Russell Anderson said as he testified about hanging out with Long and his family, and going on trips. The idea of Long being abusive "would have been really out of character," he said. Anderson was among several of Long's former students who supported him, now as adults.

Long is accused of abusing the student between the time he was 11 and 14. Prosecutors say he took advantage of a lonely fifth-grader at Stono Park Elementary School who was in need of a father figure, taking him on trips, hosting him at his West Ashley home and recruiting him into the Charleston Youth Company, a performing arts group he founded.

The contact allegedly escalated to include pornographic movies, alcohol and other sexual exposure, prosecutors allege.

The Post and Courier's policy is not to identify victims of sex-abuse crimes, but the accuser, Chad Waltz, had said he wanted his name published.

Testimony resumes today.

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