Texas justice

Ex-teacher gets 5-year prison term for student sex:

A former North Texas high school teacher was convicted Friday and sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home.

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Three former students who testified Thursday said that they did not consider themselves victims and did not want to see their former English teacher prosecuted. The three were football and track athletes.

Arlington police Detective Jason Houston testified that charges were filed because ‘‘18 or not, it’s a crime’’ for a teacher to have sex with her students.

Ex-cop who molested underage teen gets prison:

A former San Antonio Park Police officer was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday, nearly five years after he was accused of molesting a teen and giving her a sexually transmitted disease.

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The victim, now 21, said she was repeatedly molested by [Officer] Rodriguez for two years starting when she was 14. She tested positive for the same strain of genital herpes that Rodriguez has, according to court documents.

If you’re a cop and you sexually assault a kid in Texas, you will serve less time behind bars than if you are a woman who has consensual sex with adults; you’re better off having a badge and a rape conviction than a vagina and consent. In summary: America.

About Charles Davis

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6 Responses to Texas justice

  1. Todd S. says:

    Your closing argument reminded me of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyz1VfwuIx8And yes, I'm aware that the vast majority of people don't share all my musical tastes.Also, fuck CAPTCHA

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where does this asshole cop get off saying it's a crime for a teacher to have sex with her students, if they're legally adults? Where is the corpus delicti?And if this site wants people to prove they're not robots, would you get rid of the squashed-together italic text, so that people can actually read it?

  3. would you get rid of the squashed-together italic text, so that people can actually read it?Didn't know I had the power to do it, but after fiddling around with some settings I believe I have succeeded in banishing the word verification requirement. In this time of war and poverty, let us not forget the small victories.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very nice contrast. 5 years for consensual sex with adults! Blew my fucking mind.What's next? Jailtime for sex between an adult boss and adult subbordinate?

  5. Rocky Rococo says:

    Dear F. Dichotomy,The matter with the HS teacher and her students wasn't legitimate rape.Yours in infamy,Rocky RococoArchvillain

  6. Tarzie says:

    " you're better off having a badge and a rape conviction than a vagina and consent. In summary: America."I almost want to go back on Twitter just to tweet that. But I shan't. I am actually surprised the cop is going to jail for as long as he is.

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