I popped online to look something up on a business news site (which is generally free of celebrity gossip and the most lurid politicking) and saw that convicted sex offender Mary Kay Letourneau has died. How this is business news is anyone’s guess. Jeffrey Epstein I got, because he was in banking and finance and his arrest affected a lot of companies. This woman? Not so much.
The headline and first paragraph grabbed me. She was described as a teacher that had “an affair” with a student. Which I guess is true in the most technical sense, if your dictionary defines “affair” to include grooming children into an ongoing cycle of sexual abuse.
She was a pedophile that was convicted on two counts of child rape. Two. Counts. Of. Child. Rape. Her victim was 12 years old and in 6th grade when the abuse began. He was was her student. She abused the authority she had over him. While awaiting sentencing she gave birth to his child.
She was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison. After agreeing to never see the boy again for the rest of her life, she got a plea deal that reduced the sentence to 6 months. She was out in 3. Then the police caught her in a car with her victim, and she was re-sentenced to SEVEN-and-a-half years.
Did I Mention the Two Child Rape Convictions?
Yeah, she ended up marrying the kid when she got out, and having more children with him. That. Does. Not. Make. It. Okay. They divorced after 14 years, and afterward he finally conceded that the relationship probably wasn’t healthy.
People love to joke about this child rape case. They downplay that she was a pedophile and sex offender. Because the victim was male and she’s female it somehow wasn’t abuse and was kinda cool. Arrgh. This fucking world.
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Mary Kay Letourneau
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