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Published: Friday, April 12 2013 12:10 p.m. MDT

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Highland, UT

Double standard.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

If this were a 37 year old man and a 17 year old girl he would get 10 years min and have to register as a Sex offender for life. I agree with satch. Double standard.

Mcallen, TX

I agree with AZ Blue & Red, and satch.

Jemez Springs, NM

Our legal system is nuts. Forcible abuse?

Salt Lake City, UT

210 days in prison for illegal sex and the woman who committed negligent homicide for killing a man in Provo when she pushed him onto the Trax receives 201 days? Please don't ask why we don't understand the legal system.

Ogden, UT

I hate to ride coattails here, but "double standard"... I teach in this lady's former district, and to have her only given 210 days with everything else we've got going on here is just incredible. That is scarcely any punishment at all... I know we've not been given the whole story (rather, the whole story has not been made available to people outside of the case), but something is very, very wrong here. Moreover, it sets an incredibly horrible precedent. Next time this happens, and it will, this WILL come up at sentencing.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Don't these people ever learn? Don't any of them watch the news?

To be honest, it's a little hard for me to see a seventeen year old as much if a victim. But, legally he is. I can't believe she didn't realize that he would talk and she would be caught. This sex-obsessed society we live in has people thinking that whatever feels good is acceptable. But, you'd think a grown up would have enough sense to realize what the stakes are. It's the same story over and over.

If these people don't have any morals, can't they at least have some brains?

Plano, TX

@snowyfile -

76-5-404. Forcible sexual abuse

Go search it and read what all it covers. It's a second degree felony.

Sandy, UT

Agree, double standard. And the solution is not more prison time for these non-criminals, non-threats to society. Reduce punishment for men as well in similar situations (consenting 17 year old). We need to reserve our already limited prison space for the true threats to society.

Moses Lake, WA

Women have been pounding down the door of equal rights. I believe with the equal rights should come equal punishment. There is no way this represents equal punishment. Absolutely right this was/is a double standard.

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