Part of Rogers plea agreement ordered her not to use the Internet. Authorities said she established a Web site with several photos of herself on Myspace.com. Her profile said that she was a 28 year old from Paris , France.
The court ordered her not to contact the victim or his family and yet she sent him messages and tried to communicate with the victims 17 year old sister.
Now it may be possible that Pamela Rodgers did not create the site on Myspace.com. There really is no way to check the authenticity of the site. There have been cases where someone has made a site using another person's name and pictures.
Pamela Rodgers reminds me of this woman Mary K. Letournea. In 1996 she conceived a child with a 13 year old student named Vili Fualaau. She was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for child rape. The judge knocked down the penalty to six months.
Once released, she resumed the affair, got pregnant again and was returned to prison to serve the remainder of her 7 1/2 years. Released in 2004 she picked up where she left off with Vili, who was by then 21. They have since wed.
My question is when are we going to learn that these offenders will repeat over and over again?
According to Charol Shakeshaft, a professor of foundations, leadership and policy studies at Hofstra University, sexual misconduct is the top reason teaching licenses are revoked. "About 10% of kids report that sometime during K to 12, they have been the target of some form of educator sexual misconduct, and about 7% report phyiscal sexual misconduct. About one-third of those cases are female teachers to male students."
"Most offenders share traits besides being accomplished, attractive and married. Most are socially naive and have desperate need to be liked by their students. They have dysfunctional childhoods and poor relationships with their fathers as well as a pattern of abusive relationships. They become motivated by feelings that they perceive as love and believe that the boy(s) are special and not like any other boys. It's a very idealized , romanticized and intense relationship, almost like a fantasy."~Catherine Lewis, University of Connecticut.
Another question~Why is there such a double standard in the criminal-justice system? Why is it that we as a society are so concerned about protecting the virginity of girls but not boys? Male offenders get maximum sentences and women get short sentences and probation? WTF?
I have had a very difficult day...Why oh why did I turn on the news? You will have to excuse me now, I think I am going to throw up.
N Posted by Rain at 4/12/2006 11:36:00 PM