Teacher sentenced for perjury in rape trial

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A West Islip special education teacher was sentenced to three years probation Wednesday for lying on the witness stand during the trial of her husband -- a fellow teacher convicted of having sex with an ...
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Melissa

Forest Hills, NY

#1 Aug 1, 2007
Her fellow teachers wrote letters of support? She was ONLY suspended from teaching for 3 years? Her trashy butt should be sitting in jail. If she had her way her husband would be raping more of his students. What a gem and a shining example to the school system. Letters of support! I am stunned.
Pete

Monroe, NY

#2 Aug 1, 2007
I don't believe any of it.
no way

Corona, NY

#3 Aug 1, 2007
"Mistakes"? 2+2=5 is a mistake. Deliberately lying is not.
Bill Baird

King Of Prussia, PA

#6 Aug 1, 2007
Why doesn't Newsday allow you to type the word v a g i n a?
PETE F

AOL

#7 Aug 1, 2007
Ironic that the biggest liars in NYS, the DA office should be charging a wife who was lying to protect her husband from jail.

The DA office is the KING OF THE LIARS. They really have a set of onions to accuse anyone else of lying.

OK, you are not supposed to lie in court. That is the way it should be and penalities should be severe. BUT THIS? Who the heck was going to give her statements any credibility as an alibi. It was almost worthless anyway.

The District Attorney's office is built on a castle of lies. It is the only way they can operate.
alliecatt

AOL

#9 Aug 1, 2007
She only gets a suspension for lying to protect a pedophile? Give me a break. There are thousands of honest people who would kill for her job. I know, I know - there is no nepotism in teacher hiring on Long Island. They only take the best. My ass.
Melissa

Forest Hills, NY

#13 Aug 1, 2007
Yea, I want that piece of work teaching my kids. In three years, she could be.
Gia

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Aug 1, 2007
she is still unsure of whether her husband is guilty???????
Faust

Addison, TX

#16 Aug 1, 2007
Her pervert husband plead guilty yet she still isn't shore if he's guilty?

And they want to let trash like this teach again one day?

“~*~ Megan Elizabeth~*~”

Since: Apr 07

Bay Shore / North Babylon

#17 Aug 1, 2007
I WENT TO NORTH BABYLON, AND GRADUATED IN 2002... I DON'T REMEMBER ANY TEACHER WITH THAT LAST NAME!
Kill thugs

Bronx, NY

#18 Aug 1, 2007
c'mon guys she's not supposed to be on the stand to go against her husband anyway, it's illegal for them to force her to do that.
A Reader

Wantagh, NY

#19 Aug 1, 2007
Why wouldn't the State of NY automatically invalidate her teaching license? What kind of wacky world are we in when someone trying to protect a sexual predator is still allowed to remain a licensed teacher (despite the 3 year suspension). It makes no sense!
caz

Briarcliff Manor, NY

#20 Aug 1, 2007
Kill thugs wrote:
c'mon guys she's not supposed to be on the stand to go against her husband anyway, it's illegal for them to force her to do that.
Finally someone noticed that the government is not supposed to be able to force a spouse to testify? maybe she got the date wrong, do you remember where you were everyday of your life??? give her some slack
Zeke

Smithtown, NY

#21 Aug 1, 2007
Faust wrote:
Her pervert husband plead guilty yet she still isn't shore if he's guilty?
And they want to let trash like this teach again one day?
Is your pathetic little mind that one-dimensional?
Zeke

Smithtown, NY

#23 Aug 1, 2007
alliecatt wrote:
She only gets a suspension for lying to protect a pedophile? Give me a break. There are thousands of honest people who would kill for her job. I know, I know - there is no nepotism in teacher hiring on Long Island. They only take the best. My ass.
"kill" is the key word. Go get spayed alliecatt
kjt68

Hollywood, FL

#24 Aug 1, 2007
lets not get outta hand here, some 15 year old can teach sex education class. The teacher was only 26 or so.... The word "rape" is mis used in this case. It should simply be "having consentual sex with a under age teen".

"Rape", implies it was against a persons will OR trhe person just did not know what was happening to them, such as the case with a child. THOSE cases should be called RAPE and the person should do life.

I hope this person does not have to have their name on registry's and stuff because that can cause undue viloence to him. IF you asked every person in your community what they thought it meant if they saw a neighbors name on those sex offender sites, they would tell you it meant that they raped a person against their will.
alliecatt

AOL

#25 Aug 1, 2007
caz wrote:
<quoted text>
Finally someone noticed that the government is not supposed to be able to force a spouse to testify? maybe she got the date wrong, do you remember where you were everyday of your life??? give her some slack
The state CAN force a spouse to testify in certain cases. For example, she can testify about whether he was with her or not on a certain date. The only thing that marital privilege protects is communication, so if he told her what he did, she would not be able to testify to that. But she certainly can be compelled to testify about things she observed. Also, if she provided a false alibi for him to the police, then she can be impeached about that at trial.
alliecatt

AOL

#26 Aug 1, 2007
And furthermore, they both had lawyers. Don't you think that these attorneys tried everything they could think of to get her testimony squashed?
alliecatt

AOL

#27 Aug 1, 2007
Finally, from what I read, it appears as if she CHOSE to testify on her husband's behalf. Therefore, nobody forced her to do anything. Marital privilege, like other types of privilege can be waived.
FUNNY

White Plains, NY

#28 Aug 1, 2007
Its Funny how her sentence is gunna last her longer than her rapist husbands. 15 months for rape. sounds like he got a bit easy.

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