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Ill. ex-teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

There are 7 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 23, 2009, titled Ill. ex-teacher pleads guilty to sex with student. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A former western Illinois high school coach and teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student.

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fern

Belgium

#1 May 24, 2009
If coercion is proven let him go to jail.
If it was consensual he should be left alone.
mel

Quincy, IL

#2 May 25, 2009
it is never consenual when someone is in a position of power over the person who is receiving the sexual advances!!! He is an adult and she is a child how can it ever be consenual?
Soren

Lancaster, NY

#3 May 25, 2009
Presumptuous much, mel? How do you know SHE didn't seduce HIM? This isn't 1950...teenage girls are quite capable of such behavior (have you ever overheard some of their "colorful" conversations at the mall, for one?).

If she was failing a class when this all started, it sounds like he was spending extra time trying to help her out so she could do better. In such situations, where there is a lot of individual attention, it's quite possible for feelings to emerge. We're human, and basic instinct can be tough to restrain.

I'm not saying the teacher shouldn't have restrained himself--he SHOULD have--but the situation probably is not as simple as "He hit on her, what a monster!" Remember, they had sex FOUR times. Sounds like she was a willing participant.

The next question is, why did she decide to keep it to herself for so long? Maybe the teacher ended the relationship and, as we know, "hell hath no fury...."
Thomas

Japan

#4 Jun 10, 2009
If it's an underage boy making it with a hot female teacher, I say let him go.

On the other hand, if it's a male teacher making it with a hot female student, send him to jail.
Suzy

Oak Lawn, IL

#5 Jun 10, 2009
Sounds like the next generation of reality TV game show hostesses is being groomed.
Lin

Belleville, IL

#6 Jun 27, 2009
know the law. Sex with a male or a female under the age of 18 is considered statutory rape punishable by law. Any perp. will be registered as a sex offender.
No matter what the teen ager does it is up to the adult to stop any advances. No young girl ever seduced a man who couldn't have stopped, before sex was committed unlawfully.
Think the word perp guys.
Female teacher, boy. The same laws apply.
Dawn of Damnation

Channahon, IL

#8 Oct 20, 2010
Double standards - bad idea. Guess you just wish you had gotten so lucky - sad Thomas Sad
Thomas wrote:
If it's an underage boy making it with a hot female teacher, I say let him go.
On the other hand, if it's a male teacher making it with a hot female student, send him to jail.

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