Monday, August 15, 2005

Sex Scandal Teach Make Plea Bargain

That's the title of this post at Wizbang.
Pamela Rogers, previously featured in this Wizbang contest/story, was looking at some serious time (up to 16 years) for having an affair with a 13-year-old student. Instead she got off with nine months in jail, eight years probation, a media blackout, and a registered sex offender tag.

Nine months in jail for 28 counts of statutory rape of a 13 year old? Are these people serious?

Wizbang leans toward the "yes there is a double standard and the woman is a babe and he will be bragging about it the rest of his life" position. I do not. I agree there is a double standard but that doesn't make it right. I agree that at 13 I would have happily hopped in the sack with an adult female that good looking given the opportunity. That is why it is STATUTORY rape. He is not considered old enough to consent no matter how much he wants to. On top of that she is a school teacher. It is considered inappropriate by most teaching professionals to have sexual relationships with students even when those students are over 21. Many schools will fire you as a college professor of 28 if you sleep with one of your grad students who is your age.

If a man were given this sentence for multiple counts of statutory rape with a 13 year old it would be the ONLY story on the news. This is sad. This boy was no less molested than the boys who were molested by Roman Catholic Priests. He may not feel that way now and he will probably not have the same level of long term effects but he was molested and she should spend a good long time in real prison bunking with Bertha the 200 pound lesbian biker chick.


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