Ex-teacher convicted in sex case

Oct 20, 2010 Full story: Detroit Free Press 9

COMPILED FROM REPORTS BY JOE SWICKARD, NIRAJ WARIKOO, CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY, MEGHA SATYANARAYANA, TAMMY STABLES BATTAGLIA AND NAOMI R. PATTON Ex-teacher convicted in sex case Former Garden City High School teacher Virginia Homberg faces life in prison following her conviction Tuesday of sexually assaulting a male student in incidents dating to ...

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Tony

Plymouth, MI

#1 Oct 20, 2010
I say again, "Where were these teachers when I was a student?" I assure you I would not have been telling stories leading to discovery. This teacher went too far in sending pics and text that incriminated her.
Obi Won

Rochelle, IL

#2 Oct 20, 2010
I guess its okay for a teacher to have sex with a minor. But I suppose the boy has to learn somewhere, and what better place than the lap of his caring teacher. Besides boys will be boys.
Xanadu

Mancelona, MI

#3 Oct 20, 2010
You guys are sitting on your brains!
It's called rape I do believe.
Don't talk like 3rd graders.....this isn't a joke!
Lenny Brisco

Detroit, MI

#4 Oct 21, 2010
Xanadu wrote:
You guys are sitting on your brains!
It's called rape I do believe.
Don't talk like 3rd graders.....this isn't a joke!
I totally agree with you. If the roles were reversed everyone would be commenting on how the perve deserves to rot in prinson and get raped by Bubba on a reg basis.

Not only was this rape, it was done by an authority figue that is entrusted in molding the lives of our children.

Only one word comes to mind Disgusting!
Obi Won

Rochelle, IL

#5 Oct 21, 2010
But, we seem to treat incidents of abuse such as this, with teachers in particular, as if it were a SNL skit. "I wish I had teacher like this when I was young." Sexual abuse is sexual abuse.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#6 Oct 21, 2010
There were never incidents like this when I was a kid. What the hell is going on with the world? It is sad that a kid victim has to live with this foever.
On another note, a friend of mine has a teenaged kid who insists girls are MUCH MORE aggressive than boys are today. Again, what the hell is going on? Too much salt and fast food in our diet? lol.
Tony

Plymouth, MI

#7 Oct 21, 2010
Jgr Chicago wrote:
There were never incidents like this when I was a kid. What the hell is going on with the world? It is sad that a kid victim has to live with this foever.
On another note, a friend of mine has a teenaged kid who insists girls are MUCH MORE aggressive than boys are today. Again, what the hell is going on? Too much salt and fast food in our diet? lol.
I'm sure it always went on. The code says that it's OK for a male student with a female teacher. This student broke the code by allowing the tryst to be revealed. The teacher helped by her stupidity.

Since: Jun 09

DeKalb, IL

#8 Oct 21, 2010
There were a series of surveys done back in the 90s, in which the majority of respondents believed that sexual abuse did not affect males. The same surveys suggested that males would not regard sexual abuse as traumatic. As a culture we regard the male as the initiator of sexual activity. This is perhaps why we regard encounters between minor males and adult females with less seriousness.
Pax et Bonum

Mansfield, OH

#9 Oct 21, 2010
It's a breech of trust and profession by either a female or male teacher to choose students for possible sexual relationships. I had a teacher hit on me when I was in high school. I was only 16 and a sophmore the first time he asked me out. I had to be the "adult" in the situation and say "No." He asked me out my junior and senior years also and I still said "No." It was very uncomfortable to be in his presence as long as I was in that school.

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