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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Another Teacher in the News

Pamela Turner, 27, was charged Monday with 15 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure and 13 counts of statutory rape in McMinnville, Tenn. and yes, all counts were with the same boy who is 13.

Turner, a P.E. teacher and girls basketball coach, also lived with the boy's family for a brief time as she was moving from place to place. the parents knew she was staying there, but had no idea of the "relationship".

Police believe the sexual relationship took place at his home as well as at school. if convicted on all counts she could be punished by up to 100 years in prison. arraignment was set for Feb. 23.

what i don't understand is the public's seemingly lack of concern for this emerging behavior.

when Deborah LaFave was accused of doing pretty much the same thing, bloggers all over the internet praised the boy. and acted as if this was every guy's dream come true.

the problem is abuse. not a sexual conquest. as i have said before, these teachers are in a position of authority and need to act accordingly.

remember when you were a kid and you had a "good citizenship" grade? these teachers have all failed. big time.

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