Interesting if not slightly amusing article there..
I don't know if it's just me or maybe because I am getting older but I don't see this particular situation as 30 counts of statutory rape, More like 30 counts of this lad thinking " I can't believe my luck!! " It's a difficult call to make on such things and let's be honest this is not the first and will not be the last occasion that something like this happens.. What is the main factor for me was that it was consensual and not forced but let's be honest who would need forcing in that kind of situation?
I think the problem with it obviously is that she was in a position of trust and therefore should have known better than to get involved and having stepped over the line of trust she must now be held account for it. I think that a lengthy prison term would not be reasonable for it though but I certainly would punish her by removing any future opportunity for her to teach or have a role that allows her to come into daily contact with easily led young lads and that should be punishment enough because obviously she can't be trusted in any of them roles anymore.. Funny thing is that it's the male mentality to be giving things like this the thumbs up but if it was the History Teacher sleeping with a girl the same age then everyone goes a bit ott and yet the same rules apply..
For me being in a position of trust means not reacting to 'opportunity' when it presents itself and being a teacher would no doubt offer plenty of opportunity with bulgy eyed horny testosterone filled boys and this is where I think she should be unable to have that chance again under the same circumstances. The only other obvious answer is to go back to the days where the History teacher was a crumbling old relic and the Biology teacher was a fire breathing dragon like they were in my day...
Get some more of these back in the classroom and you are almost guaranteed that any horny thoughts go right out the window...
Time to bring it down a notch, and because I am not good at expressing emotions with people,I need somewhere to just get this off my chest. Just had a skype call with the family back home, overnight my Grandad in England's cancer has spread, and my other nana in England had paramedics at her house, still not sure what's happened. Bleh.
Sorry to hear that mate.. Always a difficult time, Are you able to go visit?
Edited by Bluewolf, 20 November 2014 - 10:13 AM.