How about Deborah LeFave? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_lefave<quoted text>Aw, c'mon, now yer exaggeratin'!
Nobody gets a life sentence for sex crimes anymore unless there's a murder involved. And as for men getting more time for a similar sex crime, society tends to believe that men cause more physical harm and more terror than a woman does. Which they do, although I think women are getting stiffer sentences now than in the past too. Remember Mary Kay Latourneau?
"Debra Jean Beasley, better known under her former married name of Debra Lafave,(born August 28, 1980) is a former teacher at Angelo L. Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace, Florida. She pleaded guilty in 2005 to Lewd or Lascivious Battery. The charges stemmed from a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old student in the summer of 2004. Lafave's lawyer argued that she should not be sentenced to prison because she was so attractive: "To place Debbie into a Florida state women's penitentiary, to place an attractive young woman in that kind of hellhole, is like putting a piece of raw meat in with the lions," her lawyer, John Fitzgibbons, told a Florida court at the time. Lafave's plea bargain included no prison time, opting for 3 years house arrest due to safety concerns and 7 years probation."
Reduced sentence for being attractive? Hello? This means that the Menendez Brothers should have gottne 90 days for killing their parents. A juror later exclaimed that they just couldn't be guilty because they were so handsome!
Or Pamela Turner? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Rogers_Tu...
"Rogers faced 15 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure and 13 counts of statutory rape on February 4, 2005. The charges stemmed from her 3-month relationship with a teenage boy. Following her arrest, she posted bail of $50,000. When originally charged, Turner plead not guilty.
Rogers later pleaded no contest to four charges of sexual battery by an authority figure on August 12, 2005, as part of a deal with the prosecution. Her sentence was 270 days (about nine months) in the Warren County jail in Tennessee. During an eight-year suspended sentence, she must also serve a term of seven years and three months of probation, register as a sex offender, and surrender her teaching certificate for life."
9 months? NINE MONTHS?
"Appalling is the fact that many convicted female teachers receive little to no jail time, unlike their male predator counterparts. Many female teachers, convicted of sex crimes, get probation, a year or less in prison, and some receive temporary house arrest. Judges are quoted, in some of these cases, as telling the felons that their sentences would be much more severe if these female sexual predators were male. In truth, if these sexual predators were male, there would be public uproar."