Have sex with 5 students, do only four years

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    The only thing I find more appalling than what this woman did, is the fact that her sentence is so minimal. If this was a male teacher having sex with just one female student, I've no doubt that he would have faced and even harsher sentence. I guess gender discrimination remains alive and well in our country.
     
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    This happens all the time, women teachers only get a slap on the wrist for sleeping with students.
     
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    I agree. That's not equality.

    I'm for gender equality, not special treatment.
     
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    Personally, I think we need to take a serious look at our statutory-rape laws and give them an overhaul. They do not accord with biological reality in many cases (including here in California, with a legal age of consent at 18).

    I couldn't tell the details in this case, but assuming that the boys she had sex with were high-school teenagers and not, say, preteens, she did not in my opinion do anything worthy of a prison sentence. The only complicating factor that might justify disciplinary action of any kind is the fact that she is a teacher, and any disciplinary action arising from that should be dealt with professionally, not by criminal law. There is simply no way that a teenage boy given the opportunity to have sex with an attractive older woman can be credibly called a "victim."

    (Hell, I can think of a number of teachers from my high school days I would have LOVED to be "victimized" by!) :razz:

    It's true that the law treats adult men having sex with teenage girls much more harshly than vice-versa. However, that does not mean the law should be harsher on women. Just the opposite.

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    Students were 17 at the time, which is of legal age. If they are not in school there is no crime. I think she got off with a harsh sentence, but that is my opinion.
     
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    One I fully agree with. There should be no crime at all here. Now, dismissal from the teaching profession, maybe.
     
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    Dismissal. absolutely. Abused her athority, and supplied alcohol, and drugs to minors if it was proven. I don't know.
     
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    I agree in part and disagree.

    Yes, statuary rape laws should be revisited. Personally, I think they should be judged on age difference, not just age of one of the parties.

    I disagree that the law should be different because of the gender of the older party. There is no equality for women if laws remain specific to gender.
     
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    They should be given a medal.
     
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    Statutory rape laws exist because no one wants to live in a society where girls start becoming bastard factories in their early teens rather than their late teens. If you think children having children is a drain on the economy now, eliminate age of consent and you get an economy that resembles Mexico's.
     

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