Results for - Former teacher sentenced for having sex with a minor

1,444 voters participated in this survey

1. SC taught at JBHS and had sexual intercourse with one student (17) and 10 counts of oral sex, the student was 15 at the time. The teacher was given 1 year jail time, 5 years of probation, 1 year of counseling, and does not have to register as a sex offender. So far, how do you feel about the charges? Fair or unfair?

Fair
22%
313 votes
Unfair
35%
512 votes
Not sure
22%
321 votes
Need more info
21%
298 votes

2. The teacher is a male, the 2 students are female. The teacher was 19 at the time. Does the teacher's age make you want to change the way you answered in Question #1?

Yes
14%
201 votes
No
55%
794 votes
Undecided
19%
277 votes
Not Applicable
12%
172 votes

3. There are arguments already pro and con against the amount of time law enforcement spent on this case, given the age of the teacher; heated discussions on blogs as well as on social media sites. Here are some true facts from when I attended high school, check off which ones you feel are ok.

A football coach liked a student, when she entered 12th grade she turned 18, and started dating the coach
15%
220 votes
Nothing happened to the coach
10%
144 votes
The coach is regularly invited to alumni events
11%
152 votes
Nothing happened to the student (meaning nothing was said)
11%
161 votes
I started dating someone who was in 12th grade while I was in 10th grade
23%
326 votes
I continued dating this person after they turned 18 and they graduated (I was still under 18)
19%
279 votes
The law must take each case and the ages, into consideration, before and after at least one person turns 18 and sex is involved
23%
329 votes
If there is parent consent an 18 y.o. student can date a teacher, both are at the same school
8%
116 votes
N/A
53%
768 votes

4. Check off which facts you are aware of:

It is legal to get married in most states at the age of 18, except Mississippi - 21, Nebraska - 19
17%
243 votes
Most states permit marriage earlier with parental consent at age 16
25%
362 votes
Indiana, Nebraska, Washington - 17 years with parental consent
6%
91 votes
Texas - 14 years old with parental consent
7%
95 votes
New Hampshire - 13 for females, 14 for males with parental consent
4%
54 votes
Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho, Hawaii, Georgia - 15 years old with parental consent
5%
70 votes
Massachusetts - 12 years old females, 14 years old male with parental consent
3%
45 votes
N/A
61%
882 votes

5. Given the legal age for marriage with parental consent, would you change your answers in any of the above questions?

Yes
8%
111 votes
No
49%
705 votes
Undecided
17%
250 votes
Not Applicable
26%
378 votes

6. When in school were you ever involved with someone who turned legal age (18) while you were still a minor?

Yes
20%
293 votes
No
52%
745 votes
Undecided
5%
78 votes
Not Applicable
23%
328 votes
News 1444 35 By: ptajuggalette

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