November 24, 2014


Former Westlake teacher charged with sex crimes

Joseph Scherma

Joseph Scherma

A former Westlake High School English teacher faces several charges for alleged sex crimes against two juvenile relatives.

Joseph Scherma, 66, of Westlake was arrested on May 2, according to police Capt. Guy Turner.

Turner said on April 24, a male juvenile relative and his parents reported an incident that allegedly occurred in February at the suspect’s home.

A search warrant was served at Scherma’s home on May 2 and items were seized and will be examined for evidence. The warrant has been sealed.

A second juvenile male relative was also identified as a victim of alleged incidents that occurred in mid-2013 or early 2014, according to Turner.

Scherma faces two counts of gross sexual imposition and four counts of rape. He was transferred to the Cuyahoga County Jail on May 6 after bonds were set. A temporary protection order has been issued by the Rocky River Municipal Court.

The grand jury indicted Scherma for numerous sex-related offenses.



  • Sis Delish

    Let’s see how the NEA, and local Teacher’s Unions react to this one…

    • county_elector

      How should they react? Why even bring the NEA and local teacher’s union into the conversation?

      • kiddingme

        because he’s a liar and a paid shill. most everyone ignores him at this point.

      • Sis Delish

        C’mon… the guy is 66-years old… you think he just started molesting boys last year? Stay tuned…

        • Sis Delish

          Above is an Impostor account, how is the CT not blocking this person?

          • Sis Delish

            Watch the identity piferer attempt the impossible.

          • Sis Delish

            Still trying to steal my identity?

  • Razorback Twou

    English huh, complete this sentence “I’m going to jail for a long, long___.”

  • ekwaykway

    Zen Grouch?

  • DonMega

    They should of took him on a long ride with no return.