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The Mary Kay Letourneau Story. There was a Lifetime movie and a resurgence of attention following a Barbara Walters interview in It was that same obsession that made the case of Florida newlywed and middle school teacher Debra LaFave, 23, a media blockbuster. In she pled guilty to bedding a year-old student — igniting yet another firestorm of infamy — and further fueled when she got out of prison the following year and the pair got engaged.
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The reason for the heightened awareness has as much to do with the apparently increasing frequency of female teachers having sex with their young male students as it does with the drama that incidents like those of Letourneau spark. Details are drawn out like a soap opera: Part of the syndrome is the social acceptance. Examples seem to be proliferating like rabbits.
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Consider the following examples, the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Married Kentucky teacher Lindsey Jarvis, 27, ignited a media maelstrom this month after being charged with rape, sodomy and unlawful transaction with a student. Also this month, year-old Connecticut teacher, Laura Ramos, was removed from her job at Central High School over allegations of sexually assaulting a special education student.
Loryn Barclay, 24, was arrested Sunday and faces charges as a result of an alleged relationship with a boy while she worked as a substitute teacher. The apparent increase in these incidents has piqued more than just popular curiosity.
Scholars have begun to research and analyze the scope and nature of the syndrome. A Culture of Denial. Department of Justice, females account for around 10 percent of all sex crimes reported to authorities. However, a much higher percentage — over 30 percent — of all teacher-student sexual offenses are estimated to have been perpetrated by females.
Shutterstock Existing research is unclear if these types of female sex offenders tend to prefer male or female victims.
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Indeed, my own research has shown that while male pupils are the most typical victims, over a fifth of victims are female. The female abuser Despite the impact this type of abuse can have on a victimin these types of cases it is often debated whether this is anything more than just professional misconduct if the victim is over the age of consent. So this means that abuse by a woman is seen as being less harmful than abuse by a man — and viewed as the result of mental instability or coercion by a male partner.
And this not only minimises the offending behaviour, but it also unfairly downplays the consequences for victims. This behaviour is abusive and needs to be regarded as such.
It is a form of sexual violence recognised in law since the introduction the Sexual Offences Amendment Act in This makes it quite clear that any sexual behaviour between an adult and a young person aged over the age of consent — which in the UK is 16 — but under the age of 18, is a criminal offence, and punishable by up to five years in prison.
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The realities of abuse Although it is positive that there is more coverage of female sex offenders across the mainstream media, sadly, these representations are all to often sensationalised and do not portray the reality of the abuse and the impact it can have on victims.
There needs to be less of the soft focus, romantic themed shots set against dreamy music and more of the harsh reality of the impact of this type of abuse on young people — as well as their friends, families and communities.10 Inappropriate Student and Teacher Relationships
Ultimately, these inappropriate female teacher-pupil relationships need to be reported and presented in the same way they would be if the perpetrator was a male — which tends to be much more a narrative of abuse rather than the star crossed lovers motif so often seen in TV dramas.