No jail time and not even put on the sex offender list.
A female teacher gets nothing more than a 90 day mental health treatment for bedding a 16 year old student. How is this an acceptable sentence? No wonder she is posting celebratory selfies of herself.
This isn’t just a victory for her, but all the other potential transgressors out there. With punishments like those, what’s to stop others doing the same?
And I’m sorry to repeat this again, but what if the teacher was a male? Would the sentence be so lenient? It’s interesting that the stigma falls almost exclusively on male teachers, but there are more female teachers than ever crossing the line.
I am appalled at the way the courts seem almost disinterested in cases like these. We must put pressure on judges to treat cases like this one far more seriously:
A teacher in the United States has come under fire for posting a ‘celebratory selfie’ after being given a light sentence for sleeping with a student.
Shelley Dufresnein, from Louisiana, was arrested last September after admitting to an improper relationship with a 16-year-old boy.
The 32-year-old was charged with several offences including carnal knowledge with a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a child.
She accepted a plea deal in court on Thursday that means she will avoid jail time and will not be put on the registered sex offender’s list.
In exchange, the mother-of-three will have to undergo a 90-day mental health treatment.
She has also been banned from teaching and going near the victim or his family.
Several hours after she was released, Dufresnein uploaded a photo to her Instagram account celebrating her ‘victory.’
She captioned the photo: “My mood today,” followed by three smiley faces.
Many of Dufresnien’s followers congratulated her.
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