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Ralph admitted to having sexual contact with the student on four or five occasions between 1998 and 2000, when the boy was between 11 and 13 years old. He was not her student at the time.
The sexual contact included kissing, touching, cuddling and oral sex. There was no sexual intercourse.
According to a psychiatric report, Ralph’s conduct fell into the category of “teacher/lover” and she saw herself as part of a consenting romantic relationship with the boy.
Justice Selwyn Romilly said he was satisfied that Ralph does not pose a danger to the community — she has no previous criminal record, there is no evidence she has engaged in similar activity since the offence, her risk of reoffending is negligible and she has expressed genuine remorse.
“She is at a very different point in her life after a great deal of introspection and emotional growth,” Romilly said.
reply to post by Domo1
I'm gonna say it, If that was a male teacher, he would have been slammed behind bars. He could try the same excuse but would have been thrown in jail even harder. Its strange how this happens, but I'm sure she will keep her job and do it again and then what will they say?
I can't imagine the damage that may have happened to my overall well being mentally if my ordeals had been discovered.
At 15, I was not a popular guy and had very few girls that were interested in me. Imagine my reaction when I found out a 24 year old teacher was interested! She hinted, I skipped the homecoming game and had wine with her at her place while her hubby was out of town. Best. Night. Ever. I know of about 6 different girls in my high school that ACTIVELY sought out a young male coach. It is really not that uncommon....just rarely ever mentioned in a public forum. I am not a psycho as a result of my experience and neither are the girls I know that went after the coach. We feel that WE used THEM to satisfy our curiosity, NOT vice versa.
You can get way further in your understanding of events like this if you curb the reactionary emotionally driven inner response. This crap has been with us for as long as we've had the privilege of residing on this beautiful planet. The problem will never go away by throwing hate at it! It needs to be understood and corrected. No amount of loathing or punishment will make it stop! If this were the case we would long ago have stopped dropping fire on people.