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#83683 - 03/22/06 12:29 AM .
jacobtk Offline

Registered: 04/08/03
Posts: 527

Edited by jacobtk (05/17/07 05:01 PM)
Every day I die again, and again Iím reborn/Every day I have to find the courage/To walk out into the street/With arms out/Got a love you canít defeat/Neither down nor out/Thereís nothing you have that I need/I can breathe/Breathe now - U2

#83684 - 03/22/06 02:28 AM Re: Yep, female teacher walks
onlyakid Offline

Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 1577
Loc: New Jersey
The only silver lining is that she also had sex with him in another county (Hillsborough), where she plead guilty and recieved 3 years house arrest and 7 years probation. She is also a registered sex offender because of the deal.

Should have been more but atleast its something.

"Being with people that understand you...Priceless"

"and i don't want the world to see me, cause i don't think that they'd understand"

"You don't know what love just do as your told"

"My life has changed. What you take as a simple thing, is not so simple for me anymore"

#83685 - 03/22/06 02:51 AM Re: Yep, female teacher walks
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
The operative problem seems to be this:

A psychiatrist who examined the teenager told the judge at a previous hearing that the youth suffered extreme anxiety from the intense media coverage surrounding the case and does not want to testify.
That is, some means needs to be found to spare the abused children the requirement to undergo the trauma of testimony in open court. Imagine what that would be like for a 15 yo boy?


Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#83686 - 03/22/06 11:49 AM Re: Yep, female teacher walks
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Registered: 11/03/05
Posts: 1159
They allow some defendants to testify via closed-circuit TV, or indeed to simply give pre-taped testimony. I don't see why such options couldn't be pursued in cases like this.

Children cannot consent; they can only comply.

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#83687 - 03/23/06 04:39 AM Re: Yep, female teacher walks
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
i think video link is mandatory here in the UK for child abuse cases.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau


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