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Sunday, July 9, 2006

Is Swerling the victim?

NEWTON/WELLESLEY

A lively discussion today online about whether Norman Swerling, the driver's ed teacher in the Newton schools who was acquitted of raping one of his students, is a victim.

Freelance writer Keith O'Brien reports in today's Globe magazine that Swerling wanted to die when he was accused -- and suffered a heart attack while under the strain of the allegations.

O'Brien takes an in-depth look at Swerling, of Wellesley, and the case that made headlines.

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