and gets off with a light- or no- sentence in circumstances for which a male teacher molesting a female student would be thrown under the jail(and rightly so). So it's nice when an article points out just what bullshit this is.
...Yesterday, 21-year-old Jade Hatt
walked out of court with a suspended sentence after being convicted of
unlawful sexual activity with a child. The leniency was explained in
part by mitigating testimony that the victim was “sex mad” and ‘“fully
up for the experience”. The encounter was a “notch on his belt” and he
was “totally unaffected by it”. The victim was just 11 years old.
Last month Caroline Berriman, a 30-year-old teaching assistant was convicted on three counts of illegal sexual activity with a child. Headlines led with the words “Glamorous teaching assistant spared jail”. With these words, coverage of sexual offences committed against a child was framed around the attractiveness of the offender. Only after her courageous victim had appeared on television to explain how his life had been shattered by the crime did the reporting of the case begin to change tone. Suddenly the papers went from describing it as “an affair” to saying, more accurately, that he had been groomed.
That's in Britain; no shortage of it here, either.
In a plea deal brokered between defense attorney Gregory P. Isaacs and
Knox County Assistant District Attorney General Rachel Russell, Serena
Milan, 28, received a probationary sentence. Milan received 10 years
probation on six felony counts of sexual battery by an authority figure
and 22 felony counts of exploitation of a minor.
Think a male teacher would've gotten a deal like that?