Sunday, September 18, 2016

It rather pisses me off when a female teacher molests a male student

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?

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