School Superintendent Testifies for Friend Convicted in Child Sex Abuse Case

Before Anthony Day agreed to offer character testimony at the sentencing of a friend and neighbor, he went to the Sweet Home School Board.

That’s because Day is the Sweet Home superintendent, and his friend Luiz Pereira was convicted of unlawful contact with a child.

Day said the sexual abuse charges were at odds with the man he’s known for eight years.

“I did what I did because I thought it was morally and ethically the right thing to do, in order to support somebody that I felt needed support,” Day said in a recent interview.

Day said he spoke in court as a private person, not as a district representative, but he recognizes the public may have a hard time making that distinction.
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