A Florida reading teacher charged with having sex with a minor pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior as part of a plea deal that does not include any jail time.That's the official word from her lawyer.
"I accept full responsibility for my actions," Greco Middle School teacher Debra Lafave, 25, said during Tuesday's trial in Tampa.
The deal provides that Lafave will not serve any jail time in connection with multiple sex acts with a 14-year-old student unless she violates the terms of the plea agreement, which includes three years of house arrest and seven years' probation.
"To place an attractive young woman in that kind of hell hole is like putting a piece of raw meat in with the lions," Lafave's attorney, John Fitzgibbons, said in July of the possibility of jail time. "I'm not sure she would survive.
Why'd she get the sweet deal?
Fitzgibbons last week had said Lafave would plead insanity at trial, claiming she was under such emotional stress that she didn't know right from wrong.Do 'ya think a MALE molester would get the same consideration from the courts? No?
Fitzgibbons said in July that plea negotiations had broken off because prosecutors insisted on prison time, which he said would be too dangerous for someone as attractive as Lafave. He said then that she planned to plead insanity at trial, claiming emotional stress kept her from knowing right from wrong.
That's what I thought. We treat these women as though they were almost victims themselves, not really responsible for their actions. It's time we treated this like the crime it is. And throw their a$$e$ in jail.
Otherwise, I'm afraid that the MALE child molesters will have a valid case - they are being held to a much higher standard than the females with virtually the same crime.
Tags = Stupid People