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DarkStarAz
It's mental roller-derby in here!
04:25 AM on 10/09/2012
for a seventeen yr old having this dragged through the courts is way more psychologically damaging than the encounter. But you gotta draw the line somewhere I guess....
04:25 AM on 10/09/2012
I would like to thank everyone for their thoughtful posts.
I used to think, if my 17 year old daughter came home and told me about the sex she was having with her 27 year old teacher, I might get angry and think he was taking advantage of her.
But, now I can just slap her on the back and say "Good for you, honey. You snagged a live one".
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joynerz
Stop blaming others.
04:54 AM on 10/09/2012
No sensible, moral parent wants their minor child to "hook up" with a teacher. In Your case, you should want your daughter to find a good young man near her age who is more likely to be her compatible, who will be her mate for life and raise a family with her. Every moral parent wants this.
I suspect you are not a mature parent, who is not in touch with morality, but someone who's not getting the attention He wants, and for that reason, is supportive of such an idea.
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shrkattk45
05:09 AM on 10/09/2012
Did you miss the sarcasm from jalamere
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05:29 AM on 10/09/2012
watch this for better understanding:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF7MroTLDfU
;-))
04:24 AM on 10/09/2012
If the victim and his family dont want to prosecute then what is the point of the prosecution ?

I blame the Pope.
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caveredecorator
lifes a B and then you die
04:54 AM on 10/09/2012
i blame the pope's butler.
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joynerz
Stop blaming others.
04:56 AM on 10/09/2012
The law protects the child when the parent will not. There are many laws that protect children that have to be upheld.
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abhorson
in favor of legalized bar fighting
05:54 AM on 10/09/2012
he's a 17 year old boy - in about 3 months he could have been shipped to Afghanistan !!!

he can take on the Taliban and improvised explosives but can't get blown by a cheerleader ???
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Sartre10
Religion is Opium for the Masses
04:14 AM on 10/09/2012
Modern day 'That's my boy'.
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florenzfan
Illegitimate Father of our Nation.
04:12 AM on 10/09/2012
Sinsational!
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NoPartyCharlie
04:10 AM on 10/09/2012
I hope the family is crying because of her not getting a harsh punishment, it seems like a circus of people trying to pull apart 2 people attracted to each other. Lol. My girlfriend is 17 years older than me!
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AppalachianLady
There is strength in the hills.
05:45 AM on 10/09/2012
I am not sure why you think the family would be crying, unless you didnt actually read the article. It clearly states that both families support the relationship, and that they all refused to cooperate with prosecutors. They are thus far more likely celebrating this outcome.

Insofar as you and your girlfriend, with all due respect the age difference between you is completely irrelevant to this story, unless you are a minor and she is your teacher.
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kennyfloyd
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05:59 AM on 10/09/2012
Jones said, her voice cracking as her "family members" wiped their own tears.

Who didn't read the article? Doh!
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kennyfloyd
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05:57 AM on 10/09/2012
You poor thing. Counselors are on their way, hang in there!
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NoPartyCharlie
06:25 AM on 10/09/2012
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pacrimco
04:07 AM on 10/09/2012
The world is falling in around our ears and they jack-up a pro cheeleader/teacher for having sex with a 17 year old male student. Okay, I get it, a president lies us into a war that costs 4,000 American lives and tens of thousands of civilian deaths and he's roaming free in Texas with a library named after him. His Veep shoots a hunting buddy in the face and they don't even revoke his hunting license. A sitting President gets oral sex in the Oval Office by an intern and he gets to give a keynote address at a following presidential convention. Okay, I get it. At least I think I get it. Justice is blind, right? Tell me if I'm right, Justice is blind, right?
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recless
Evidence first. Believe later. Maybe.
04:32 AM on 10/09/2012
Apples and oranges. What does the President's actions have to do with whether she had sex with a minor (and with someone with whom she was an authority)?
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NoPartyCharlie
04:05 AM on 10/09/2012
Wow so she was 10 years older, society...grow up. She didnt hold a gun to his head
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jordan2
Constitution...See:The Originalist Perspective
04:02 AM on 10/09/2012
Why such a huge headline for such a minor offense? Not a pun.
03:57 AM on 10/09/2012
Seems like by the family's reaction and support of Jones there was no victim so why waste tax payers dollars prosecuting her when they should be focusing on hardened criminals! Also what amazes me most is if the teacher was a male and it was a female student he would have had the book thrown at him! Almost never does the adult female In these types of cases go to jail and if they do its a fraction of the sentence a man would recieve. Double standards all the time!
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recless
Evidence first. Believe later. Maybe.
04:33 AM on 10/09/2012
But you have a double standard too. If it was a male teacher and female student, would you be so willing to let the family decide?
04:54 AM on 10/09/2012
At age 17 yes, with parental agreement a 17 yr old can join the armed service and go off to war and die for this great country. 17 yr olds today are far far more mature than a 17yr old from 20 to 30 years ago. Not to mention they are allowed to drive a deadly weapon everyday of the week AKA moms SUV or dads corvette. At 17 they have the power to kill via a car or go to war and shoot someone in the name of freedom and can in the same stoke be killed themselves. Sorry for such a long response but the simple answer if there ever was one is yes, if the family supports so be it!
05:13 AM on 10/09/2012
Yup since a 17 yr old can go to war and die for this country they should be able to have sex. 17 with parental consent to join the armed forces.
03:46 AM on 10/09/2012
A couple of things make this a little creepy...that she was his teacher since 2008, when he would have been 13 or 14, and that she was still married at the time the affair began when he was 17. These things aside, it should not have been a big issue, other than being inappropriate because of the teacher-student relationship, like a boss/employee, etc. Certainly a 17 year old, almost 18 and a legal adult, should be able to date a 26 year woman, especially as it seems, with his parents approval. I'll be interested to hear their side of the story on Dateline this Friday.
04:34 AM on 10/09/2012
She's a teacher and he's a student in high school, that makes it illegal in that state. It has nothing to do with age because the age of consent in kentucky is 16. It's a big issue because it's illegal. I find it amusing how many people don't think laws they don't find to be "a big deal" be enforced. How about if I don't find punching you in the face to be a big deal ... can I do it and get away with it?

I found it most interesting that she pled guilty to a sex crime and doesn't have to register as a sex offender.
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kennyfloyd
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06:04 AM on 10/09/2012
If you punched me in the face, I'd press charges. If you are a super hot cheerleader and I'm 17, I'm not going to be making any complaints. I might brag a little. See I don't want to be punched in the face, me as a 17 yr old, did and does want to be seduced by a hot cheerleader......very much so.
06:24 AM on 10/09/2012
Not every law makes sense.
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DegenerationX316
03:39 AM on 10/09/2012
Had she slept with me she would have never seen a day in court.
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jordan2
Constitution...See:The Originalist Perspective
03:36 AM on 10/09/2012
What a waste of money/
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Electraglide
Remember what the Dormouse said. . .
03:34 AM on 10/09/2012
I can recall teachers not even close to the appearance of this young lady that my friends and I used to fantasize about at the ripe, old age of seventeen. Of course, at that time there could have been no trail of text messages, and had any of us managed to make the sort of connection of the young guy in this tale, we would have immediately considered ourselves to be men, seventeen or not. Instead, it was however it could be arranged with a teenaged female, one just as unknowledgeable as we were at the time.
03:22 AM on 10/09/2012
Let them be. Just give the kid props for being 17 and getting a NFL cheerleader. What a stud. Not to mention it's consensual. It's not like she forced it upon him
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recless
Evidence first. Believe later. Maybe.
04:34 AM on 10/09/2012
Consent issue is muddied here. She is not some chick he picked up. She is a former teacher of his, and worked in the school he was in.