What the heck is going on around here!I mean serously -- This
is not the same Utah I grew up in 40 years ago!
LDS Liberal: It happened 40 years ago, but was often swept under a rug.
This is getting old, male and female teachers looking at the kids under their
control as play things, as if the perpetrators really think they can get away
with it and never have to deal with the consequences. Maybe this is an area that
has to be dealt with by minimum maximum prison sentences along with a lifetime
ban from working in schools attended by students under age 18. The crime has
lifetime effects upon the children, yet many cases are pled out or judges are
handing out weak sentences. The responsibility upon a teacher to be a role model
and to be able to be trusted is so great that a violation of that trust has to
be dealt with in a harse manner as an example to any teachers having an urge to
use a student in such a way. I understand there are false reports and false
convictions but if an assualt can be verified by others or a confession made, a
10 year minimum-maximum sentence needs to be given REGARDLESS of the criminal
being male or female.