Thursday, September 13, 2018
Why Do Female Teachers Get Little Or No Prision Time When Caught Having Sex With A Student?
The Daily News reported that Bronx middle school Social Studies teacher Dori Myers pleaded guilty to preforming oral sex on a 14 year old boy and received a 10 year sentence of probation and had to register as a level 1 sex offender but no prison time. The Daily News article them claimed that she retained her teaching certificate.
The truth is she will most certainly lose her teaching license in New York State when the NYSED files an article 83 against Ms. Myers. The City cannot take away a teacher's certificate only the State can. However, what caught my attention was that she received no prison time.
Interestingly, many female teachers like Ms. Myers, get no prison time, when caught having sexual relations with students while male teachers usually get between 2 to 10 years in prison. Why is there such a difference? Apparently, the legal system looks at men as sexual predators who planned and groomed the student, while female teacher are looked at as nurturers who became attached emotionally and crossed the line by becoming sexual. Hence the disparate sentencing between male and female teachers which is unfair and discriminatory.
Here are the 50 most infamous female cases and the majority never received prison time. By contrast, this article shows the disparate treatment when sentencing male and female teachers. Moreover, another article shows that same thing. Finally, read this article.
The bottom line, male teachers are likely to get significant prison time while female teachers are most likely to receive little or no prison time when caught having sex with a student.